Getaways near Penn State: Exciting ideas for a Central PA trip!

The Penn State area offers some of the best activities in central Pennsylvania. Bellefonte has a great mixture of outdoor recreation, festivals, events, and local attractions. Visitors of all kinds will appreciate the mix of activities and friendly locals. If you’ve been considering visiting the area, this blog contains all the top getaway ideas. Whether you’re looking for a friend’s retreat, girls’ trip, couples getaway, or family adventure, you’ll love the area! For more specific ideas, check out our things to do page! Let’s explore getaways near Penn State! 

Getaways near Penn State 

Girls’ Trip Girls on a trip

Bellefonte is the perfect spot for a weekend getaway with your girlfriends. With an array of great restaurants, shops, and galleries, the fun is endless! Check out Talleyrand Park or the nearby Bellefonte Art Museum for fun day activities. After exploring these local spots, head to Mount Nittany Vineyard & Winery or visit a brewery for a relaxing end to the afternoon! 

Friends Retreat 

Sometimes, friends need to escape and have some time to reconnect. Bellefonte and the surrounding areas have some fun and relaxing activities to enjoy. Get a massage at the Yoga Lab or Cloud9. Afterward, plan a day trip to State College. You can also explore downtown Bellefonte, with its charming shops and historic buildings. Finish your retreat off right with an evening out on the town! 

Couples Getaway 

Do you need a break from your kids, or do they need a break from you?! Enjoy long walks in local state parks or go horseback riding at Wildfire Ranch. The ranch is located a short 30-minute drive from Bellefonte. After exploring during the day, couples can enjoy the charming town and stop at some local attractions. Don’t worry, the kids will be fine!  

Weekend Getaways  

Weekends are for going out and having fun! Bellefonte is ideal for those looking for a weekend retreat. Tour the historic homes, or explore Penn State and attend one of the events on campus. They also have many sporting events if you’re looking for something else! Don’t miss out on an opportunity to experience local culture; there is more than enough to go around!  After touring the town, be sure to stop by Big Spring Spirits. This local craft distillery is within walking distance of many Bellefonte attractions.  

Family Adventure 

Another great idea for visiting Bellefonte is planning to spend your next family adventure here! There are many ways to experience our town with family. No matter the time of year, you and the kids will have festivals, outdoor recreation at your fingertips. This is the perfect way to reconnect and spend quality time with the ones you love! 

After deciding which trip you’re taking, stay with Reynolds Mansion!  Nittany Blue Room

Located in the heart of Bellefonte, our bed & breakfast is the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate, no matter the getaway you’re looking for! Our historic building features charming rooms, unique common areas, and a delicious three-course breakfast. No matter what brings you to Bellefonte, you’ll be glad you visited our lovely small town. Experience the very best of central Pennsylvania with us; you won’t want to leave!  

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