Recreation and Shopping

Central PA Sports and Recreation

All work and no play…is no fun at all!

Combine your weekend getaway with the place you live and work.

All four seasons in Blair County offers exciting and fun outdoor activities, fascinating historical and educational landmarks and museums, railroad attractions, family-friendly free admission amusement parks, shopping centers and quaint specialty shops, a spectacular AA baseball park and so much more.


Shopping and Dining

Altoona is the largest retail area between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg.  Home to over 180 restaurants and 450 shopping destinations, the Altoona area is a destination for central PA and surrounding states.  Our affordable cost of living makes shopping and dining more enjoyable.


Outdoor Recreation

Blair County is a four season wonderland and is at the heart of The Alleghenies, which is a six county destination region of central PA offering something for everyone.  Visit historic Horseshoe Curve; ascend to the top of Blue Know, PA’s highest skiable mountain; bicycle through top-ranked road routes and more.


Sports and Family Fun

Blair County and the I-99 Corridor are home to the Pittsburgh Pirate baseball minor league affiliate the Altoona Curve, Penn State football and Big Ten sports.  Golf enthusiasts can try over a dozen golf courses in the region.  Blair County is also home to not one, but two free admission, family-friendly amusement parks located just minutes apart.