Travel & Accommodations

An overview of the travel and accommodations recommended by the Penn State Smeal College of Business Professional Graduate Programs for LION Weekend.

Side of Smeal's Business Building

Students attending PGP LION weekend are responsible for securing their own hotel accommodations and travel arrangements (and paying for them). We suggest booking hotel rooms as early as possible.

By Airplane

University Park Airport offers daily flights to and from Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia, and Washington (Dulles). Limousine and taxi service are available for all flights. The Nittany Lion Inn provides complimentary shuttle service for their guests.

If you are flying, please be aware that University Park Airport is only 10 minutes from campus: 

University Park Airport

For reservations & information call:

  • Delta Connection: 800-221-1212
  • Northwest Airlink: 800-225-2525
  • United Express: 800-241-6522
  • US Airways Express: 800-428-4322
  • University Park Airport: 814-865-5511
  • Harrisburg International Airport: 717-948-3900 (about 90 miles drive)

By Bus

By Car

Anik Choudhury standing next to a road sign for State College, PA and Penn State University.

220 Business Building 
University Park, PA 16802

  • From New York City: take the George Washington Bridge to I-80. In Pennsylvania, exit I- 80 at exit 161 (Bellefonte) and follow I-99/Route 220 South to State College. Take exit 74 for Innovation Park/Penn State University.
  • From Philadelphia: take Philadelphia Schuylkill Expressway to the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Leave the Turnpike at exit 247 (Harrisburg East), and follow I-283 to I-83 and proceed north on I-83 to the I-81 interchange. Follow I-81 south to Route 322, 22 Wes.. Proceed west on Route 322 through Lewistown to State College, exit for Innovation Park/Penn State University.
  • From Pittsburgh: follow Route 22 East to Duncansville, I-99/Route 220 North to Route 322 East to State College, exit for Innovation Park/Penn State University.
  • From Washington D.C.: take Route 270 to Frederick then Route 70 to Breezewood - Pennsylvania Turnpike (exit 12). Go one exit west to Bedford (exit 11). Take I-99/Route 220 North to Route 322 East to State College, exit for Innovation Park/Penn State University.

Learn More: Access mobile and printable University Park maps, campus shuttle routes, and more.

Suggested Hotel Options:

Location: Address: Phone: Toll-free:
Penn Stater 215 Innovation Blvd.
State College, PA 16803 
(814) 863-5050 (800) 233-7505
Hyatt Place 219 W. Beaver Ave.
State College, PA 16801 
(814) 862-9808 (800) 596-3793
Graduate 125 S. Atherton St.
State College, PA 16801
(814) 231-2100  
Days Inn by Wyndham Penn State

240 South Pugh Street

State College, PA 16801

(814) 238-8454  
Holiday Inn Express State College @Williamsburg Square, an IHG Hotel

1925 Waddle Rd, State College, PA 16803

(814) 867-1800  
SpringHill Suites by Marriott State College 1935 Waddle Rd, State College, PA 16803 (814) 867-1807  

Wyndham Garden State College

310 Elks Club Rd, Boalsburg, PA 16827  (814) 466-2255  

For other options, as well as additional information about the local area, visit: Central Pennsylvania Convention & Visitors Bureau. You may also search or may want to consider Airbnb.


Suggested Establishments for Game Day

Find a local bar or eatery to watch and enjoy the football game!

Downtown Area

Champs Downtown  139 S. Allen St. (814) 238-1110
Local Whiskey 107 East Beaver St. (814) 272-6831
Federal Tap House

130 S. Fraser St. Suite 200

(814) 954-4888
Liberty Craft House 346 E. College Ave. (814) 954-4923
Primanti Bros. Restaurant and Bar 130 Hiester St. (814) 862-9367


Greater State College

Champs Sports Grill 1611 N. Atherton St. (814) 234-7700
Red Lobster 1670 N. Atherton St. (814) 867-3867
Texas Roadhouse 1885 Waddle Rd. (814) 235-7427
Otto's Pub and Brewery 2235 N. Atherton St. (814) 867-6886
American Ale House 821 Cricklewood Dr. (814) 237-9701
Happy Valley Brewing Company 137 Elmwood St. (814) 234-4406
Gigi's Southern Table 2080 Cato Ave. (814) 861-3463


Surrounding Area

Big Spring Spirits

198 Match Factory Place

Bellefonte, PA 16823

(814) 353-4478
Axemann Brewery

2042 Axemann Rd. Suite 125

Bellefonte, PA 16823

(814) 424-7970