As we all head back to school soon, it is important to note that students can still have fun while being safe. Penn State is nothing like it was before the pandemic, with no crowds on campus, masks, closed buildings and more. Despite these changes, VALLEY has thought of fun things to do and places to go while still being safe.
Hiking Mt. Nittany
If you like nature, this suggestion is definitely for you. If you don’t like nature, this can still be a fun task to accomplish! The thought of hiking up a mountain may seem big and scary, but it is a great way to get some exercise with friends while enjoying the beautiful views of Centre County. Of course, be sure to wear a mask, walk distant from your friends and bundle up.
Layer up, grab a hot drink and bring some friends for a walk through the Arboretum. The Arboretum is a beautiful, peaceful sanctuary that is a great place to go if you want to relieve some stress or just take a walk. There are many different paths you can walk along and places to sit while enjoying the outdoors. Being at Penn State, you must visit the Arboretum at least once. So with a big coat to keep you warm, this place is a must-see!
The Lion Shrine
If you and your friends have not visited the Lion Shrine yet, it is definitely something you should pay a visit to. Students are constantly taking pictures with this landmark as it is a good way to look back on all the years you have had at Penn State. Although this is activity is quick, unlike hiking or taking a stroll through the Arboretum, taking pictures with the shrine will be something that you have to look back on forever.
This Penn State landmark has been around for over 150 years and is a fun place to go if you have a sweet tooth. With having 72 flavors to choose from, you have many different options and are sure to find more than one flavor you will like. The Creamery is located right on Curtin Road so stop in for a cone or cup while walking around campus.
Since there is not much to do these days, VALLEY encourages you to get creative with your friends and do activities while staying safe and socially distant.