Tune into our episode of “Eat Play Stay” on State College for all the college-town flavor just a few hours from Pittsburgh.
Here’s your guide to a weekend getaway in State College.
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EAT – RESTAURANTS IN STATE COLLEGE
Urbn Flavourhaus serves up everything from coffee beans to bountiful burgers. From pancake tacos to their signature Freak Shakes, Urbn Flavourhaus has a treat for every craving. The Freak Shakes are like a full meal — try one with a traditional Central PA sticky bun perched on top!
For a plant-based taste of summer in State College, stop by Playa Bowls. They offer fresh ingredients piled together in a Nutella bowl or blended into healthy smoothies. Playa Bowls is an oasis of freshness right near Penn State’s campus in Downtown.
PLAY – THINGS TO DO NEAR STATE COLLEGE
Lincoln Caverns & Whisper Rocks
Lincoln Caverns sit just south of State College in Huntingdon. Discovered in 1930, this family-owned and operated cave is full of underground wonders and fabulous formations. Stop by the gift shop on your way out for a glistening selection of minerals and souvenirs.
Webster’s Bookstore and Café
Webster’s is truly a one-stop-shop. From coffee to books to vintage goods, this downtown spot has it all. For veggie lovers, Webster’s café specializes in delicious vegetarian and vegan fare. Grab an oat milk latte and put on a record — Webster’s is designed to feel like a community living room.
STAY – WHERE TO STAY NEAR STATE COLLEGE
Our Fair Lady Bed & Breakfast
Located just north of State College in Bellefonte, Our Fair Lady is a B&B housed in a Victorian mansion. Owners Bob and Tami Schuster have lovingly restored this house to its 1883 glory. Come for the Scrabble, stay for the homecooked breakfast with local veggies. If you’re lucky, you can even try the Schusters’ homemade wine.
Gamble Mill in Bellefonte is home to a restaurant, bar, inn and suites. While this building used to be a working grist mill, now it churns out craft cocktails from the speakeasy downstairs. Gamble Mill is equal parts fascinating history and cool contemporary vibes, much like the State College area itself.
Looking for more Pittsburgh & Baltimore area getaways?
Check out the other episode of Eat Play Stay for more great spots for day trips and weekend getaways near Pittsburgh and Baltimore.
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