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Ah yes, the perfect weekend - Many of us long for it after a tough week at the office.

Here in Happy Valley we can provide the perfect, perfect weekend. A weekend full of so much fun, relaxation and entertainment that you’ll never want to leave. All you have to do is get here!

Stay at the Days Inn

To truly enjoy the best that Happy Valley has to offer, why not stay right in the middle of all the action? The Days Inn Penn State (website) is located in State College’s business and shopping district. Great shops and restaurants are within walking distance from the hotel. The closest restaurant is the popular (and fun) Mad Mex, which adjoins the Days Inn property.

The Days Inn is also convenient because it is near several CATA bus stops downtown. Don’t worry about driving or taking the cab to the Bryce Jordan Center when you can get the White Loop for free!

Penn State Basketball

Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams are in store for promising seasons. The Lady Lions are the defending Big Ten champions and return a core group of key players including junior standout Maggie Lucas. If there were one Lady Lions game worth attending more than others, it would be the Pink Zone game on Sunday, February 24, against Michigan. This annual game pays tribute to breast cancer survivors and raises money for breast cancer research.

The men’s team has suffered a tough loss with the season-ending injury to senior point guard Tim Frazier. Yet, Patrick Chambers young squad has proven its resiliency before and will do so again. The team plays an energetic brand of basketball that is fun and the team consistently welcomes some of the nation’s most storied programs to the BJC.

Tickets for both men’s and women’s games are very affordable which means it’s a great event to bring the whole family. Get ticket information for the men’s team here and the women’s team here.

See a Show

There are plenty of entertainment venues in State College to see a good show.

Center for Performing Arts

The Center for Performing Arts at Penn State routinely brings in a variety of great shows. Dance productions, comedians and musicals regularly fill up their event calendar. Shows are held at Eisenhower Auditorium and Schwab Auditorium on Penn State’s campus.

The State Theatre

The State Theatre is one of the most iconic buildings in our quaint college town. Located on College Avenue, this community-owned theatre proudly presents homegrown and national artists throughout the year. It also shows classic movies and critically acclaimed independent films several days during the week.

Bryce Jordan Center

The Bryce Jordan Center brings in more mainstream concert performances. In the past couple of months, Carrie Underwood and Bruce Springsteen have performed inside the BJC. And, just recently they announced that Lady Gaga will be coming to town on March 2!

Depending on when you visit, you could see a BJC doubleheader as the arena can hold a major concert one night and be set up for a basketball game the next night.

So what are you waiting for? Plan your perfect, perfect weekend with Lion Country Lodging today!

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