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Spring Break

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Penn State's Spring Break arrives at the perfect time. With the excitement of THON fading into memories, the stress of midterms setting in, and the mostly miserable weather, students and faculty are ready for a change. For many, that means a change in location.


Common State College Spring Break Destinations:


1. Cruise to different islands
2. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
3. Jamaica (Montego Bay and Negril)
4. Mexico
5. Bahamas
6. Las Vegas
7. Florida (Daytona Beach and Panama City Beach)


Find out what else is happening in State College and the surrounding area Spring Break and all year long! Check out the local State College events that are taking place over Spring Break:


Stay Local

You don't have to leave to have a good spring break. Check out our local links. Use our Business Directory to shop local and find info on any area store or establishment.

Local Deals and Coupons



Day Trips

Stuck in central Pennsylvania or at your parent's house while everybody else is partying on cruise ships or exploring foreign cities? Whether you're looking for a State College "stay-cation" or an excuse for a day trip, the list below will you give you some options. Spring Break begins this weekend and classes will resume on Monday the 17th.

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Winter Water Parks
You read that right; we're talking water slides, hot tubs, the works INSIDE! Check out Lake Harmony, The Great Wolf Lodge (Poconos) and Splash Lagoon (Erie).


Giant Burgers

Denny's Beer Barrel Pub in Clearfield makes burgers that weigh everywhere from two to 100 pounds! Take the Pub Challenger (eating the two-pound burger in an hour) or the Pub Super Challenger (three pounds in 90 minutes).



Master architect Frank Lloyd Wright's most famous building is located in Mill Run, not far from Pittsburgh. Smithsonian Magazine called it one of 28 places to see before it's too late.


St. Patty's in Scranton
There "ain't no party like a Scranton party," and the St. Patrick's Day parade is no exception. One of the largest of its kind in the nation, the Scranton parade gets the whole city's attention and brings in visitors from near and far


Go Directly To Jail
Check out Philadelphia's Eastern State Penitentiary and see how bad prisoners like Slick Willie and Al Capone had it (actually, as you'll learn, Al Capone lived in a luxurious cell, compared to everyone else


Night Out

Take advantage of a quiet downtown. Catch a movie, then dinner and maybe some drinks.

Movie Guide

Dining Guide



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