Townie Talk: The Getaway Weekender

State College’s appeal doesn’t stop at the borough’s borders. One of the best things about Happy Valley is its geographic location; a 4-hour drive from some of greatest cities of America. If you’re from somewhere not as central, make the most of this while you’re here with weekend getaways.

Washington, D.C.

For history buffs, wannabe politicians or simply enthusiasts of money and power, a three-and-a-half hour drive is all it takes to reach the nation’s capitol. Its monuments are stately and serene, and it’s impossible to leave unpatriotic.

Pittsburgh, Pa.

If Mac Miller and Wiz Khalifa haven’t made you aware of it already, the Steel City is cool again (seriously: Catch a Pirates game at PNC Park and grab a Primanti Brothers sandwich.

Philadelphia, Pa.

Hail to liberty and cheesesteaks. Pittsburgh’s counterpart and rival may be bigger and more confusing, but it’s worth the trip to see America’s birthplace (and to eat).

New York, N.Y.

Do I really need to explain this one to you? This is THE city to beat all cities, and you can do just about anything. As for me, I’d recommend comedy clubs, shopping and art museums. But New York’s what you make of it—if you haven’t been, just go.

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