Penn State University and the Nittany Lions reside here in State College, Pennsylvania, voted one of the top ten safest cities to live in the United States. Whipple Dam State Park and Bald Eagle State Park are just two of the parks in the area, supplying recreational activities such as hiking paths and biking. The wildlife tours through Penn's Cave are another activity notable in State College, as well as a trip to Tussey Mountain for skiing and snow tubing in the winter.
State College is has a fun, young vibe with restaurant and shops lining the streets, and wine lovers will agree that Mount Nittany Vineyard has a variety of reds and whites for every palate. The facilities on the huge campus at Penn State offer golf courses, a tennis club and cabin rentals as well as hiking, fishing and boating.
State College is very friendly to prospective families of Penn State students. There's a great deal to do, while visiting for academic purposes or simply for a trip into the mountains.