There’s always good reasons to plan a trip to Happy Valley, but there’s an even better reason when you can stay at a hotel that features terrific amenities and a great deal.

Enter the Quality Inn.

When you stay with the Quality Inn (website) on a Friday and Saturday night, you can get Sunday night free! To receive this Special you must call 814-234-1600 to make your reservation.

The Quality Inn is great hotel for a family getaway because kids 18 & under stay free. And when we say the family, we mean the whole family. The Quality Inn is pet friendly, meaning you can bring your favorite four-legged friend on a trip to Happy Valley. (Some restrictions do apply.)

Located on North Atherton Street, the Quality Inn is easily accessible no matter from which direction you are coming into State College. Amenities include a fitness center, free deluxe breakfast and more.

There are also several restaurants located nearby.

One restaurant you can visit without needing to get in a car is Mario’s, which is located next door to the hotel.

View Mario’s dinner menu, which is filled with authentic Italian cuisine options here.

Just across the street is the Original Waffle Shop. Open for breakfast and lunch, the Waffle Shop is one of the most popular eateries in town. Check out their menu of breakfast favorites including, steak and eggs, pancakes and, of course, waffles!

Plan fun activities

See a sporting event, enjoy the outdoors or catch a show. Year round, these are common activities that visitors to the area like to enjoy.

The State Theatre

The community-owned State Theatre provides a wide array of entertainment. From children’s shows to critically acclaimed films and rousing stage performances the State will provide enjoyment seven days of the week for all age groups. 

Head Outdoors

Find excitement at Tussey Mountain with skiing, snowtubing or snowboarding, take a hike up Mount Nittany or just simply take a walk around many area state parks such as Black Moshannon State Park and Bald Eagle State Park. There’s lots of ways to have fun outdoors in Happy Valley.

Winery Tours

If you’re having a couple’s weekend, what better way to spend time than by going on a tour and wine tasting? Seven Mountains Wine Cellars and Mount Nittany Vineyard and Winery both produce award-winning wines.

Seven Mountains Wine Cellars
Mount Nittany Vineyard & Winery

Penn State Sports

Penn State has one of the best athletics programs in the country thanks to the success of its men’s and women’s programs. Penn State sporting events also make for a great showcase of skill to show your little ones how the games are meant to be played.

View the schedules below for Penn State men’s hockey, women’s hockey, wrestling, and men’s and women’s basketball.

Men’s hockey
Women’s hockey
Men’s basketball
Women’s basketball

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