Central Pennsylvania CVB

300 hotel rooms within one mile of convention center
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The State College area is home to Penn State University and surrounded by spectacular scenery & wildlife through all four seasons, bringing beauty and excitement to your meeting plans. A college town with all the culture and opportunity of a large city with the scenery and ambiance of the country, Central PA offers excellent overnight accommodations, state-of-the-art conference centers and four star hotels. Or take a step back in time and stay in a nationally registered historic hotel! One of the largest adventure-based team building courses on the east coast is located in the area. We have more than 190,000 square feet of meeting space available and over 3,400 overnight accommodations, plus a 16,000 seat arena that offers trade show exhibit space for 395 booths. Your options are virtually unlimited and we'll help you tailor your trip to suit your personal tastes and style. There are restaurants from the most sophisticated to casual and activities can be designed to appeal to everyone in the group. Night life, superb outdoor activities, and shopping are plentiful. The central location is easily accessible for guests traveling from Baltimore, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, New York City and Washington D.C., to name a few.

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Central Pennsylvania CVB
800 E. Park Ave. , State College, PA 16803

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Type of Destination Experience:
College Town

GSF Exhibit Space (The Penn Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel): 46,303

Meeting Space, Square Feet (The Penn Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel): 46,303

Largest Ballroom, Square Feet (Bryce Jordan Center): 17,325

Sleeping Rooms in largest hotel (The Penn Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel): 300

Hotel adjacent to convention facility: No

Hotel rooms within one mile of convention center: 300

University Park Airport

Miles to downtown 7

Cities with non-stop flights4

International cities with direct flights

Geographic Areas Served:

State College is located in Centre County, Bellefonte is the county seat, and historic Boalsburg is just minutes away.

Why Meet in State College

The State College area is geographically located in the center of Pennsylvania and is easily accessible from I-80, I-99, and route 322. Convenient air service with the University Park airport and complimentary shuttle service to hotels.

State of the art conference centers; a 16,000 seat arena; four star hotel;, a golf course hotel and resort; and a LEED certified Inn located within in a state park; historic bed and breakfasts - these are just a few of your choices.

Restaurants for sophisticated taste buds and activities in a vibrant college atmosphere that would appeal to all attendees.

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Central Pennsylvania CVB is an accredited destination marketing organization

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Relationship with the Convention Center

The destination does not have a separate convention center facility

Request for Proposal (RFP) Distribution Method

Sends leads to only qualified or requested hotels and venues

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