Winery Tour Package - State College, PA Happy Valley
Happy Valley is quickly developing becoming a winery destination that wine aficionados want to visit. Both Mount Nittany Vineyard & Winery and Seven Mountains Wine Cellars feature award winning wines made from freshly grown grapes on their scenic vineyards.
Where to Eat
Done sampling the best wines Happy Valley has to offer? Enjoy a meal at one of many terrific restaurants in the area.
Located in Bellefonte, Bonfatto’s has been feeding Happy Valley patrons since 1919. When visiting Bonfatto’s you must try their 8” or 16” Bonzana Subs named after the Beechcraft J35 Airplane and trademarked in 1963. Bonfatto’s menu is also loaded with great selections such as pizza, soups, salads, burgers and much more. (Map)
After a day visiting Happy Valley’s finest wineries, why not settle for a nice dinner at one of Happy Valley’s local micro breweries. The historic Gamble Mill Restaurant and Microbrewery features a casual pub menu and freshly made brews from their Micro-Brewery which was added in 2010. (Map)
Olde New York offers a comfortable place to enjoy a meal with friends and family while importing an atmosphere from the late 1800’s of old New York City. They feature traditional old world cusisine, fat deli sandwiches, savory salads, and much more. Olde New York’s taproom features an extensive beer and wine selection as well as a classic cocktail menu. Stop in their bottle shop to grab a six pack and choose from their great selection of imports, micro brews and domestic beers. (Map)
Where to Shop
There are plenty of great stores and specialty shops in and around the State College Area. Whether your looking for Penn State merchandise or just some new clothes, there are no shortage of places to shop.
Stock up on Penn State merchandise for your return trip to Happy Valley during football season. Lions Pride offers a variety of Penn State clothing for men, women and children. Lions Pride also feature name brands such as Columbia, Nike, Under Armour and Champion. There's something for every Penn State fan at Lions Pride. Order online with Lions Pride and they will ship anywhere in the contiguous 48 states for a flat $5 fee. Lions Pride also has giftcards which makes for a great birthday or holiday gift for any Penn State fan. (Map)
After a round of golf, enjoy quality cigars at Your Cigar Den. Your Cigar Den has over one hundred different cigars from a variety of manufactures and offers expert advice from their staff. You can enjoy your selection in their smoking lounge, which is open during business hours. The also have a selection of pipes, pipe tobacco and accessories. (Map)
Located in Oak Hall, PA just east of State College, The Rock Garden Perennial Nursery has a wide selection of Alpines, Shrubs, and Perennials. They also sell hypertufa troughs so that you may create your own alpine trough. They also offer tours of the nursery with advanced notice.
What to Do
Take a tour of several great museums that feature many exhibits that art lovers and fans of Penn State athletics will enjoy.
Come take a tour through the Palmer Museum of Art which offers 11 different galleries, a print-study room, a 150-seat auditorium and an outdoor sculpture garden. In addition to their permanent displays, the Palmer Museum of Art features different exhibitions that change frequently throughout the year. For lovers of art and culture, the Palmer Museum of Art is a must see. Admission to the museum is free (Map)
Experience the athletic history and tradition of one of the greatest universities in the country at the Penn State All-Sports Museum. The museum features numerous displays and also brings in special displays throughout the year. They have numerous trophies and plaques on display including the Heisman Trophy won by Penn State running back John Cappelletti in 1973. The museum is located in the southwest corner of legendary Beaver Stadium. For Penn State sports fans looking to explore the rich history and tradition of Penn State athletics, visiting the All-Sports Museum is a must. (Map)
State College Nightlife
Sit back, relax and enjoy a drink while listening to live music at one of many Happy Valley bars and clubs.
Located in Millheim, Elk Creek Cafe features outstanding craft brews from an award-winning brewer. Elk Creek Cafe & Aleworks also provides authentic live Jazz, Blues and Roots performances. On Saturday Nights, Elk Creek Café + Aleworks transforms into the Valley's premier Music Hall, presenting some of the most original + authentic Roots, Jazz, + Blues music around. (Map)
Whether you are seated inside or outside on the patio, Café 210 features a lively and enjoyable atmosphere. Sit back, relax and enjoy the live entertainment while sipping on one of their famous Café teas. Located right alongside the hustle and bustle of College Avenue, Café 210 is a can’t miss venue for visitors looking for a night out. (Map)
Places to Stay
Then after a full day of Fun, find a place to stay here in beautiful Happy Valley.