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Get ready for Spring Break Downtown!

Spring break is just around the corner and many are prepping to look and feel their best for their upcoming getaways! Let us help you by suggesting some great places to visit before jetting off!

Nourish:

The first step in looking and feeling your best is eating right! Lucky for you, State College is home to various healthy options for those seeking to lose some weight or to just feel better overall!

First off, Sowers Harvest Café is home to countless healthy options made with locally sourced ingredients! For breakfast they feature veggie-packed omelets and fruit smoothies that are a great way to get the day started! Not to mention, the various hot and cold coffee options that will help you get ready to take on the day! And, do you have any allergies or dietary restrictions? Then this is the spot for you! The employees at Sowers will work with you to help create meals following any limitations you may provide!

Fuel your mind and your body at Webster’s Bookstore Café where delicious vegan options are delivered to the customer, while they also have the chance to check out their amazing book selection! And, have no fear if you are following a gluten free diet, because they have countless delicious options for you as well! Not just a coffee spot, the cafe remains open until 6 pm, so you can run on over for an early dinner anyone would enjoy.

A favorite go-to is Saint’s Café which you may find packed with people studying for exams or getting work done. Besides their delicious cakes and pastries, which will be hard to avoid when you walk in and smell them being freshly made, there are both hot and iced organic matcha, teas, and quiches. Not to mention, the cozy ambiance of this place will make you want to sit and linger!

Home to the create-your-own stir fry dish is Green Bowl. When you walk in you are able to pick your choices of fresh vegetables, meats, and sauces to put in your bowl and create delicious, one of a kind meals. In the mornings they feature an omelet bar and oatmeal options for breakfast, making this an all-day hot spot!

Craving a fresh salad with amazing menu items and the option to make your own bowl? Head over to either Fiddlehead or Roots. Both of these spots also feature delicious grain bowls to take your salads to the next level and make them more hearty and filling!

Looking for fresh fruit bowls and smoothies? Then Frutta Bowls or Salud Juicery are the places for you! Frutta Bowls also provides a variety of healthy toasts with bases of avocado, Nutella, hummus, or brie! And Salud is home to countless juices and detox-shots to help cleanse your body before your big trip.

Fitness:

Once you start eating right, working out and doing things for your body will be the next step in looking and feeling refreshed and energized before your vacation! Whether you prefer dance, yoga, Tae Kwon Do, or cross-fit training, we have many options to appeal to all.

To use dance as your form of exercise we have the Central PA Dance Workshop where you can take part in ballet, pointe, modern, jazz, lyrical, tap, hip-hop, and flamenco for all levels of experienced dancers or the Movement Arts Studio where they hold classes for belly dancing, clogging, and Pilates, also welcoming different experience levels.

Yoga is also a great way to gain strength in both the mind and body, while also connecting with your surroundings. Here in State College, some places to head and enrich yourself in the practice of yoga are Lila Yoga and Yoga Lab. Whether you’re a beginner looking to get into the practice of yoga, or a yogi with years or experience, there are some great places to go and enhance your skills.

Chaar Tae Kwon Do is a great place to go both alone or with the family, offering classes for adults, children, and a hybrid of the two as a great family bonding experience.

Lastly, F45 State College is your new go-to for high-intensity interval training, circuit training, and functional training. Make sure you check out what classes they feature that day before heading over!

Tan:

Trying to get your base tan before heading towards the sun and the beach? We know just the spots. Both Bronze Tanning Co. and California Tanning Express are the spots around town to use the tanning beds or get a natural looking spray tan!

Beauty:

Looking for a fresh haircut before leaving for your trip? Check out Evolve Studio, which has been voted in State College Magazine as “Best of State College” from 2014 to 2018. Here you can find services beyond your basic cut and color, including extensions, keratin and reparation treatments, lip and brow waxing, and makeup application. But, if you prefer threading to wax then Brow threading 17 is the place for you!

Looking to freshen up your manicure and pedicure before your trip? Designer’s Denn Salon and Spa provides manicures and pedicures that will add the final touch you need to feel your best before vacation!

Barbers:

Men, are you trying to get a fresh new look before this spring break? Fetterolf’s barber shop, Rinaldo’s barber shop, and Pete Nebroski, Barber are here to help! Stop in or make an appointment to both by calling ahead.

Maintenance:

If you are looking for more than just eyebrow and lip waxing then Artistry in hair and body is here to service you! Here they have great deals on body waxing whether you’re looking to get it for the chest, back, leg, underarm, face, chin, lip, arm, eyebrows, Brazilian, or bikini area.

Swimwear & Such:

For men, check out the swimwear selection at Harper’s where there are a variety of name brand board shorts to choose from! Don’t forget retailer Ethereal for the latest trends in women’s apparel and accessories.

Both men and women can head over to H&M or Target to find a wide selection of swimwear and warm-weather clothing to take with you on your trip!

Enjoy your Spring Break!