In the heart of what’s happening in State College.

When you stay at The Stevens Motel, you not only get the most affordable and pleasant lodging experience, you are also surrounded by some of the best attractions in State College! Located on North Atherton less than a mile away from Park Avenue and the Penn State campus, The Stevens Motel is incredibly convenient for any visitors wanting to experience Penn State football, events on campus or the restaurants, shops, and other attractions in the area. Below are several hot spots located just minutes from your room at The Stevens Motel.

Beaver Stadium

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The biggest of attractions in all of State College: Beaver Stadium. This is where all the action happens…where the “We Are”’s are chanted loudest, where the energy is at its highest, and where the Penn State Nittany Lions roar. The second-largest stadium in the Western Hemisphere and fourth-largest in the world, Beaver Stadium is only 2 miles away from the Stevens Motel. Go for a game, to visit the All Sports Museum, or just to see the colossal structure up close! Click to see the events happen at Beaver Stadium right now.

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We have plenty of good eats around the area, even for the pickiest person.

Original Waffle Shop

  Next Door

For nearly 40 years, “The Original Waffle Shop” has been delighting students, alumni, and visitors with delicious breakfasts and hearty meals. They offer fantastic food, reasonable prices, and a great dining experience. And, this State College tradition is right next door to The Stevens Motel!

The Greek

  Directly behind

Authentic Greek cuisine right in our back yard! In the mood for Gyros, Kebabs, or other Greek specialties? Look no further than The Original Waffle Shop’s sister specialty restaurant… “The Greek”.


  Down the street

Great Food, Great Drinks, and Great Times. American cuisine done right.

Kimchi Korean Restaurant

  0.2 Miles

Looking for unique, international cuisine during your stay in State College? Take a walk down to Kimchi Korean Restaurant for freshly prepared, high quality, and healthy Korean cuisine.

Papa John's

  1.4 Miles

Who needs delivery when Papa John’s is right down the street! With Papa John’s, you get more than just delicious pizza; they now offer pastas, cheesy bread, oven-baked sandwiches, and chicken wings!

Panera Bread

 0.6 Miles

Good food, food you can feel good about, can bring out the best in all of us. Food served in a warm, welcoming environment, by people who care. To Panera, that’s good eating and that’s why they’re here.


  1.0 Miles

A coffee shop staple serving hot and iced coffee, teas, breakfast sandwiches, and snacks.

Otto's Pub and Brewery

  1.8 Miles

Looking for good beer, good food, and good times, head over to Otto’s, serving a vast selection of local & in-house beers plus burgers, mac ‘n’ cheese & other American fare.

Champ's Sports Grill

 0.6 Miles

This sports-themed hangout offers a menu of pub fare, dozens of draft brews & lots of big TVs, and late night grill.

You’ll never be bored with all the fantasically fun things to do in the area! Endless attractions to keep you occupied all day.

Nittany Lion Shrine

  0.9 Miles

One of the most visited locations in all of Happy Valley is the majestic Nittany Lion Shrine. Newly renovated in 2013, the Nittany Lion Shrine is one of the most recognized attractions of Penn State, and it’s within walking distance from the Stevens Motel!

Downtown State College

  1.5 Miles

As you may know, downtown State College is a bustling area packed with shops, restaurants, and many other attractions. Luckily, The Stevens motel is relatively close to all of that action! Arguably the most visited section of town would be on Allen Street, which is home to the legendary Corner Room restaurant. This location is just a 5 minute drive or 30 minute walk from the Stevens Motel!

Penn State Main Campus

  1.9 Miles

The largest campus in the Penn State system, University Park is home to a diverse population of about 46,000 undergraduate students. Penn State University Park students enjoy passing iconic buildings like Old Main daily, while also taking advantage of amenities in new facilities like the Information Sciences and Technology Building or the Life Sciences Building.

Tussey Mountain

  7.9 Miles

Tussey Mountain is an all seasons recreation area that includes an Amphitheater for concerts and festivals, a Lodge for weddings and parties, and a Fun Centre that offers go-karts, mini-golf, batting cages, a skate park, driving range and a par 3 golf course. You’ll never run out of fun things to do here!

Bryce Jordan Center

  2.2 Miles

Located on the campus of the Pennsylvania State University, the Bryce Jordan Center is central Pennsylvania’s premier entertainment facility. The 15,000+ seat arena is the only facility of its size in the region. In addition to arena bowl events, the flexible meeting space can accommodate meetings, training sessions, conferences, trade shows, banquets and more!

C3 Sports Indoor Complex

  8.4 Miles

This local indoor sports complex can handle not only local and regional tournaments, camps, sports clinics, and games, but also state-wide events! This  large, versatile event venue can host anything from trade shows and expos to auto shows and concerts. This multi-use facility that is incredibly adaptable and truly one-of-a-kind.

The Arboretum

  0.8 Miles

The Arboretum at Penn State features the H.O. Smith Botanical Gardens, conservatory, greenhouses, and an education center. 

Eisenhower Auditorium

  1.6 Miles

Eisenhower Auditorium, with a seating capacity of 2,500, is Penn State’s primary theatrical performance space. Opened in 1974 and later named for former University President Milton S. Eisenhower, the modern-style auditorium hosts almost 200 events each year. Most of the events presented by the Center for the Performing Arts occur on the Eisenhower stage.

Berkey Creamery

  1.8 Miles

Over the last 150 years, the Creamery has been an important Penn State landmark and a world leader in dairy production and food science. Stop by for delicious and unforgettable ice cream, sherbet, and cheese.

Need to kill some time before the big game? Check out these great shops in the area!

Trader Joes

  1.2 Miles

A wonderful new addition to the State College area that provides great food at great prices. Whether you’re looking for fresh produce, sweet treats, frozen meals, organic specialties, or other groceries… look no further than Trader Joes!

Pier 1 Imports

  1.2 Miles

While you’re away from home, why not bring back a new look for it! At Pier 1 Imports you’ll find home furnishings from all over the world! Whether it’s hand carved armoires or beautiful vases, you’ll find exactly what your house is missing at Pier1 Imports!

Old Navy

  1.8 Miles

The latest fashions at great prices, for the whole family!


  1.2 Miles

If you haven’t noticed yet, North Atherton satisfies all shopping wants and needs. Just up the road there’s the Target Plaza, which is home to Wegmans, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Michaels, HomeGoods, Petco, Applebee’s, and of course, Target. Take a ride up North Atherton for the full shopping experience!



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