Destination guide

Lively State College will entice you

The area's live music and theatre scene are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to State College. Renowned for its university setting, sporting events and restaurants, this city welcomes all visitors. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around State College

Are you hoping to find attractions to see during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes State College a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Penn State University's Blue and White Golf Courses (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Mount Nittany Vineyard & Winery (4.8 mi / 7.8 km)
  • Tussey Mountain (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
  • Big Spring Spirits (8.9 mi / 14.3 km)
  • Seven Mountains Wine Cellars (13.7 mi / 22.1 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in State College

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to take in the scenery, State College is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • The Arboretum at Penn State (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Whipple Dam State Park (7.6 mi / 12.3 km)
  • Greenwood Furnace State Park (11.3 mi / 18.3 km)
  • Black Moshannon State Park (13.4 mi / 21.5 km)
  • Bald Eagle State Park (19.9 mi / 32.1 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around State College

Fly into State College, PA (SCE-University Park), the closest airport, located 4 mi (6.4 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Altoona, PA (AOO-Blair County), which is 42.2 mi (67.9 km) away.

Where to stay around State College?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 204 holiday lettings near State College. From 152 Houses to 16 Cabins, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near State College is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to State College?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in State College. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Penn State University's Blue and White Golf Courses: 190 holiday lettings
  • Penn State Ice Pavilion: 190 holiday lettings
  • Centre County Historical Society: 189 holiday lettings
  • Bryce Jordan Center: 190 holiday lettings
  • Discovery Space of Central Pennsylvania: 190 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around State College listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in State College?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 152 Houses in State College. Our other popular types of State College holiday rentals include:

  • Cabins: 16 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 16 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 16 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Flats and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in State College?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 8 holiday homes with pool available in State College. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.