Downtown State College
Just a short walk down the street from Foxdale is Downtown State College, where you can find tree-lined streets, an eclectic mix of shops and a plentiful and diverse selection of great restaurants.
Arts and Culture
Center for the Performing Arts
Lots of cultural and entertainment opportunities abound in State College. The nearby Center for the Performing Arts brings some of the finest in performing arts, music, dance, theatre, and family programming to Central Pennsylvania. Each season includes everything from classical music and opera, to jazz; Broadway musicals to drama; traditional ballet to modern dance; children's stories to all-age family shows; and rising newcomers to established popular entertainers.
Additional Performing Arts Venues
You can enjoy professional theatre in the heart of downtown at Pennsylvania Centre Stage. During the summer, you can enjoy a play at State College’s Community Theatre. Also, the nearby State Theatre provides a exicting venue for theatre, dance, music, and film. Take in a professional chamber orchestra performance at Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra. Or enjoy an evening with the Nittany Valley Symphony, a non-profit symphonic orchestra.
Palmer Museum of Art
Located on the Penn State campus is the The Palmer Museum of Art. Offering eleven galleries, a print study room, 150-seat auditorium and a garden for large-scale contemporary sculpture, the Palmer Museum is a cultural resource for students, faculty and staff, the local community, and residents of the surrounding Centre Region.
Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts
Held in downtown State College and on the Penn State campus in July, this annual festival draws tens of thousands of visitors each year to the area.
Throughout the year, Penn State offers a diverse array of cultural and educational opportunities, including lectures, dramatic offerings and concerts on its campus. And, of course, there’s Penn State football, which draws large cheering crowds to the area each fall.
State College and nearby historic Boalsburg offer a wide variety of museums, including history, art, anthropology, agriculture, and military, as well as an array of shopping and dining venues.
Pennsylvania has many beautiful state parks, several of which are near State College. In addition, the Centre Region, which includes State College and five surrounding townships, has its own excellent park system. One municipal park is only two blocks from Foxdale. There is also world class fishing nearby.