State College, PA - Centre County - Central Pennsylvania - Home of Penn State University

Frequently Asked Questions


1. What is StateCollege.com?
StateCollege.com is the area's #1 website. In fact, StateCollege.com has been named as State College's official website. StateCollege.com is the internet gateway to our community. We are the one website that brings people from all over the world together to do business and learn about Centre County.


2. How can I use this website?
StateCollege.com has a vast amount of information on dining, businesses, recreation, and shopping. Whether you are interested in having fresh fruit for breakfast from the farmer's markets, or you would like to hike in one of the local state parks, StateCollege.com has the information you are looking for.

Planning to come up for the weekend, but do not know what the weather will be like? Look on StateCollege.com for continuous information on current weather and a seven-day forecast that will help you plan your trip. To make things easier for you, StateCollege.com has information on local hotels and even an online reservation form. You can make all of your travel plans without picking up a phone. If you want to take the back seat and relax, StateCollege.com provides information on transportation services, including airlines, trains, and taxis.

Not sure where to go out at night? StateCollege.com has information about the nightlife of State College, including movies, concerts, bars, and clubs. The Bartour section lists all the bars and clubs in town, their location, and nightly drink specials.


3. I am coming to visit with my son/daughter. How do I find out what hotel is most convenient?
Finding a hotel, motel, or bed and breakfast using StateCollege.com is easy depending on where you would like to stay and what amenities you are look for. We also have a feature that conveniently allows you to reserve your room online.


5. I need to have some home repairs done. Where can I find some contractors?
Get listings of contractors ranging from roofing to carpentry to home automation. You can also access contractors through our business directory by clicking on "c" for contractors.


6. I would like to take out an important client for lunch. Where can I take him/her?
Choosing the appropriate restaurant to take a client, a friend, or even your mom can be a little mind-boggling. Take a look at our dining guide to help you choose a winner. Visit the dining guide. It lists location, price rages, and the type of food served.


7. My friends from out of state are visiting me and I want to take them out for a night out on the town. Where are some places that I could take them?
Well they could not have come to a better place! Visit bartour. Bartour allows you to see what is going on at each of the bars/clubs in State College, whether it is concerts or drink specials. If you and your friends want a more mellow night out, check out the movies page. State College has several movie theatres to chose from, all playing the most recent blockbusters. Visit movies.


8. I have a car that I want to sell. How do I go about advertising it?
Selling merchandise on StateCollege.com is easy, quick, and best of all FREE! Just click on "classifieds". If you have used the service before, just log in and create, add, or edit your ad.


9. I really like outdoor activities, such as camping, boating, and fishing. Where can I go and how much would it cost me?
State College has many outdoor activities that should make for a fun filled weekend. Visit "outdoor adventure". This will take you to an extensive list of state parks and hiking trails, and important telephone numbers to find out about licenses and applicable fees.


10. I am planning a picnic with my family this weekend. How can I find out what the weather will be like?
Our weather information, provided by Accu-Weather, provides you with a five-day outlook to plan outdoor activities, and current conditions for those times that you need to travel. The information is updated twice daily and includes temperature, humidity, and wind speed/direction. Visit "weather" to receive your forecast.


11. My friend and I are planning to rent an apartment together. Where can I find out about different apartment complexes and how to set up the utilities?
Looking for an apartment can be confusing and frustrating. Therefore, we have listed the amenities, floorplan, and location of various apartment buildings in State College to make your search and your decision easier. In addition, numbers and contact information for electric, cable, and phone can found by clicking on "community" and then on "utilities".


12. Where can I view a map of State College?
We have a map of State College online so you can find your way around. Just click on "tourism" and then "maps" to get a view of State College.