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State College Car Rentals & Travel Guide

State College, Pennsylvania is best known as the home of Penn State University and its beloved Nittany Lions, but it's also a major cultural center of central Pennsylvania. Located at the exact geographic center of the state, the small town teems with students during the academic year and offers visitors quaint shops and easy access to outdoor activities outside of town. State College car rentals are a convenient way to get out and see more of scenic Pennsylvania on your next visit.

Driving in and Around State College

The University Park Airport is just 6 miles from State College, and car rentals in State College are available on site. This small airport offers only limited service to a handful of cities, so many travelers opt for flights to Pittsburgh instead. Once you refresh at one of the many excellent hotels in State College, set out to explore the region by car. Just a short drive will get you to your choice of outdoor adventures nearby. Try hiking, fishing, or camping in Black Moshannon State Park or Bald Eagle State Forest; both parks are gorgeous expanses of pristine Eastern woodland. Also within an hour's drive is Altoona, where you can visit Revolutionary War-era Fort Roberdeau or enjoy old-fashioned amusements at Lakemont Park. Whatever your tastes, you'll find a cheap car rental in State College can get you there in no time.

Exploring State College

State College is the quintessential college town, and its resident and visitors enjoy strolling the streets and popping into the local shops for Penn State souvenirs and local artwork. There are also loads of high-quality restaurants and a vibrant theater scene for a great evening out. To plan your trip, count on Travelocity to save up to $537 when you book a hotel and flight at the same time.

Here at Travelocity, we’re committed to helping you score cheap deals on State College car rentals. We’ll have your rental car waiting for you as soon as you arrive in town. Traveling with your whole family in tow? Choose a spacious and affordable van to keep your crew sane throughout the trip. Exploring the city with your sweetheart? Reserve a swanky two-seater as you paint the town red. With our low rates on rental cars in State College, you can go out and smell the roses, without stressing out your bank account. You can even use our mobile booking app to snag exclusive deals, so you can spend more on your adventures and less on your vehicle.