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ice creamState College is not short on sweets.

From prominent franchises such as Rita’s Water Ice and Coldstone Creamery, to locally owned ice cream shops, you can pick and choose how you want to indulge your sweet tooth.

And this year, State College is bringing its ice cream community together for a celebration.

From July 4th to July 7th, the inaugural Flavors of Happy Valley will occur around State College. Visitors will get to enjoy an Ice Cream Festival with special deals on selections from several of the stores downtown as well as discounts from area attractions such as Tussey Mountain and Penn’s Cave.

Beginning with the Central PA 4thFest and continuing through the weekend, it’s a great reason to enjoy a Happy Valley getaway, especially with so many discounted offerings from area businesses and hotspots.

Click here to see more information and reserve your stay for a special discounted rate at one of our six hotels! Like Flavors of Happy Valley on Facebook.

Take a look at some of the options available in town. Many of which are just a short walk from the Days Inn Penn State. (website)

Happy Valley Freez (Map) - Whether you're in the mood for a sundae, milkshake, or just a regular soft-serve cone, you can find the perfect dessert at Happy Valley Freeze. Plus, they offer some of the most convenient prices in town.

Coldstone Creamery (Map) At Coldstone, you’re not just getting a cup or cone of ice cream, you’re getting a work of art. Shakes, smoothies and yogurt are also available at Coldstone.

Kiwi Frozen Yogurt (Map) - Create your own delicious concoction at Kiwi. Kiwi provides more than 40 different toppings that guests can use on any of their 16 different flavors of thick, creamy yogurt.

Yogurt Express (Map) When you walk into Yogurt Express, you can choose from much more than you would expect. In addition to their frozen yogurt and fresh fruit selections, guests can order smoothies and soft serve ice cream. But there’s more! You can also order Penn State Creamery Ice Cream and unlike at the Creamery, you can mix flavors.

Rita’s Water Ice (Map) - A cup of Rita’s signature Italian Ice is one of the best ways to enjoy summer. In addition to their ices, Rita’s sells custard, milkshakes, gelato and Mistos, a milkshake made of a combination of ice cream and water ice of your choosing.

Penn State Berkey Creamery (Map) - Of course, what’s a trip to State College without a visit to the Creamery? The Creamery makes about 100 different flavors and sells 20 different flavors in store daily.

Make your visit to Happy Valley a little sweeter this summer with a trip to one of these locations.

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Photo Credit: Penn State Berkey Creamery