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2014 Valentine's Day in Happy Valley

Make Valentine's Day Different This Year

Single? Dating? Married? Engaged? Whatever your relationship status may be, let Happy Valley take care of your Valentines Day plans.

Many men (and women) struggle with how to make Valentines Day special; what gifts to buy, where to eat, what to do, etc. Plan your evening in Happy Valley with your significant other, or a group of friends!

Some of the best places to take a date for dinner include, The Tavern (, Carnegie Inn & Spa (, Zola Bistro (, Kelly’s Steak & Seafood (, Harrison's Wine Grill & Catering, Gigi's Restaurant and Wine Lounge ( and Otto’s Pub & Brewery ( Most of these restaurants come with a fully equipped bar where, if you are over 21, can enjoy a class of wine or indulge in a festive cocktail. If drinking is not an option, dessert is just as pleasing. State College’s fine dining restaurants take Valentines Day seriously so expect more than just a store bought box of chocolates.

If you are having trouble thinking up that perfect gift for your loved one, you can’t go wrong with jewelry. Kranich’s Jewlers ( downtown has a wide selection of necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and, yes, rings too. If you don’t find what you’re looking for there, walk down the street and try Moyer Jewelers (, also located on East College Ave. downtown and reasonably priced.  If you are looking for other gift ideas besides jewelry, downtown shopping offers many other places to come up with some good gift ideas. Get him/her some memorable Penn State paraphernalia at Lions Pride ( Flowers are never a bad idea either. Create a fixture at Avant Garden ( and surprise your date with some classic V-day roses and pair it with a bottle of wine from the Mount Nittany Vineyard & Winery (  

If you happen to wander slightly out of downtown State College, here is another great date idea- the movies! Invite a group of friends, couples, or go as a duo and enjoy an early or late showing at any of the venues State College has to offer. Premier Theater has several theater rooms within the building and enough show times to make it easier to decide on the question of, when? With stadium seating and a full snack bar, you will be surprised by how comfortable you can be! If they don’t have what you’re looking for, try College 9 Theatre, which offers similar accommodations and a few different movie options.

So, this Valentines Day, don’t worry too much about who, what, when, where, or why. State College has got you covered. Try a restaurant, grab a drink downtown, exchange gifts, or go to the movies. Whatever your desires may be on this Valentines Day, make sure you plan your night in State College. You and your date(s) will not be disappointed.

Start planning and making reservations for Friday, February 14, 2014!

Specials Around Town!

Carnegie Inn & Spa Indulge your Valentine with one of the romantic opportunities at Carnegie Inn & Spa in Toftrees, home to the "Best Romantic Dining" in State College according to readers if State College Magazine.  Click here to see the special Valentine's Day menu. Make your reservations today! 814-234-2088

Gigi's Restaurant and Wine Lounge: Gigi's features an atmosphere "where old world sophistication meets modern elegance."  View the special Valentine's Day information here. Call to reserve your table today. (814) 861-3463  Gigi's is also hosting its monthly "Ladies in the Lounge Night" on Feb.17. More information

The Nittany Lion Inn: Take your special someone to the Nittany Lion in on Valentine's Day, and enjoy some of the finest dining in State College. Guests can choose from four different six course meals. The special menus will be served on Feb 14 & 15 from 5:30-9:00 p.m. Prices start at $47. More information 

Hoag's Catering & Celebration Hall: Hoag's is presenting a Valentine's Day Dinner & Comedy Show. Doors open at 7 p.m. and for $55 per person it includes: A couples appetizer, dinner buffet with carving station, dessert buffet, complimentary glass of champagne and full bar service.  The comedy show, featuring talent from Wise Crackers Comedy Club, is set to begin at 9 p.m. 

Lodging Specials

Nittany Lion Inn

Days Inn Penn State 

Carnegie Inn & Spa


- The Tavern (

- Carnegie Inn & Spa (
- Zola Bistro (
- Kelly’s Steak & Seafood (
- Harrison's Wine Grill & Catering (
- Hoag's Catering & Celebration Hall (
- Gigi's Restaurant and Wine Lounge (

- Kranich’s Jewlers (

- Moyer Jewelers (

- The Old State Clothing Company (

- Avant Garden (

- Mount Nittany Vineyard & Winery (

Things to Do:
- Premier Theater
- College 9 Theatre
- Mount Nittany Vineyard & Winery 
- Tussey Mountain
- Northland Bowl

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0 #1 Liz Valentine 2012-02-06 15:30
wanted a moment to tell you guys thank you so much for your advertising our business. We no longer own Dunkle's Antiques and Crafts we sold it in April, but your advertising was awesome for us! We had several people out of the area come to our shop and say they saw it on Happy Valley, plus then when I did a google search for our business, Happy Valley was one of the first sites it showed up on... Thanks so so much!!

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