Welcome to State College, Pennsylvania! It probably doesn't shock you to learn that this is a king among college towns. Safe, pleasant, and pretty, with multitudes of restaurants, cafes, and shops, they don't call the hometown of Penn State University "Happy Valley" for nothing. Book your State College flights into University Park Airport (SCE), just seven miles from downtown. This is a small airport with limited service, but with connections to major hubs like Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Detroit, it's quite easy for travelers from around the country to get here.
There isn't much in the way of hotels right around the airport, but you can find dozens of cheap State College hotels encircling the Penn State campus just a short drive away. Travelers arriving on flights to State College can easily rent a car from one of the agencies right in the terminal and pick it up on-site. For a small airport, SCE gets a lot of traffic, so it might be wise to reserve a vehicle in advance. If you prefer not to bother with the responsibilities of car rental, many local hotels offer shuttles, and you can also hail a taxi at the curbside. Once you've dropped your bags off at the hotel, explore State College. Wander the paths of the Penn State campus and enjoy the beauty of its Arboretum. Sate your aesthetic cravings at the Palmer Museum of Art, or view wildlife from the boardwalk of the Millbrook Marsh Nature Center. Later, catch a Nittany Lions game at Beaver Stadium. A word to the wise: fan fervor is intense here, so get your tickets as far in advance as possible!
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Airfares offered on Fridays tend to be the cheapest, according to flight demand on Travelocity.ca in 2019. Purchasing your airfares on a Monday or Tuesday can also provide better value, however our advice if you’re looking to save money is to avoid booking on a Saturday. Our data shows, the start of the weekend has the highest ticket values on average, so keep this in mind if you’re browsing flight deals on a weekend.
Frequent travellers may already know this, but earlier in the week is often the cheapest time to fly. Flights departing on a Tuesday are the cheapest of the week. Since weekend flights tend to be more popular, this causes the prices to rise which is why on average, airfares booked on Travelocity.ca in 2019 were most expensive for Saturday departures.
Here’s the deal: It is typically possible to start comparing international airfares on Travelocity.ca up to 12 months in advance. However, it does depend on the carrier as not all airlines release their prices that far out. According to our 2019 flight demand trends, last minute planners can still bag a bargain with some of the cheapest fares appearing 1-2 weeks prior to their travel dates.
We'll let you in on a secret...You can save big on flights if you mix and match your airlines and fare types. In fact, travellers who booked flights on Travelocity.ca in 2019 saved close to 55% when their return flights consisted of two different airlines or fare types.
*According to flight demand on Travelocity.ca from January to December 2019. Savings are subject to change and may vary depending on selections made.