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For Penn State alumni, there’s a new, compelling reason to return to your old college home.

With the Lion Country Lodging Alumni Discount Plan, alums can receive 15 percent off their stay at any of our six hotel properties whenever they return to State College.

Carnegie Inn & Spa - (814) 234-2424

100 Cricklewood Drive State College, PA 16803

Days Inn Penn State - (814) 238-8454

240 S. Pugh Street State College, PA 16801

Hilton Garden Inn - (814)-272-1221

1221 East College Avenue State College, PA 16801

Nittany Budget Motel - (814) 238-0015

2070 Cato Avenue State College, PA 16801

Quality Inn State College - (814) 234-1600

1274 North Atherton Street State College, PA 16803

Super 8 - (814) 237-8005

1663 S. Atherton St State College, PA 16801

Whether you want to hit the great outdoors, shop at your favorite stores, catch a Penn State sporting event or pay a visit to your preferred late-night establishment, there’s no reason not to spend a couple days in lovely State College with the Alumni Discount Plan.

If you haven’t been back to town for awhile, let us refresh your memory of why you should make a visit back to Happy Valley.

Great Dining Options

At Lion Country Lodging, we’re proud to feature two of the best fine dining options in town. Treat yourself to an elegant meal at Gigi’s Restaurant and Wine Lounge or the Carnegie House Restaurant at the Carnegie Inn & Spa.

Gigi’s Restaurant and Wine Lounge

Visit Gigi’s and experience one of the most talked about restaurants in State College. Gigi’s features different menus as the seasons change and offers an extensive wine collection.

Dining inside or outside is an option at Gigi’s. They frequently seat guests on their patio in the spring and summer months, which can make a delicious meal even more delightful.

Carnegie House Restaurant at the Carnegie Inn & Spa

Award-winning fine dining awaits you at the Carnegie House Restaurant. Dining at Carnegie is an experience that begins the moment you step inside the door. In fact, it was once again named best fine dining in State College by the readers of State College Magazine in 2012.

For more on both of these restaurants, click here.

State College Nightlife

Whether you graduated three years ago or 30, you probably spent many a night out enjoying the nightlife in town.

Head back to The Phyrst or The Rathskeller, two staples of the Penn State bar scene. You’ll probably find that things remain comfortably familiar.

In addition to the traditional bars, there’s a couple of new additions to check out. The Chrome Bar and Hookah Lounge opened in December 2012, while Levels Nightclub opened in March 2012.

Summer is coming and so are some great events

There are tons of great events happening this summer in Happy Valley. Summer’s Best Music Fest, The Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, Summer Jazz Celebration and the Centre County Grange Fair, just to name a few.

If you’ve never visited Happy Valley in the summer, it’s well worth a visit.

Read more about these festivals here.

Penn State Hockey

Coming this fall, a new era in Penn State sports will emerge. The brand new Pegula Ice Arena will open in October, and will provide a jumpstart for the newly transformed Penn State men’s and women’s Division I hockey teams.

On a campus with many new buildings, the Pegula Ice Arena is expected to be the crown jewel. The building will open in October, and in addition to hosting hockey games, it will bring popular ice shows, and house a public skating rink.

State College will quickly become a top destination for hockey fans across the state and soon hockey games will join Penn State football and wrestling as must-see events.

No matter how long you resided in State College as a Penn State student, there’s a good chance you have fond memories of this charming town. Thanks to the Alumni Discount Plan, you can add some new memories to your collection.

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