Whether you're here for a night or two or the next four years, you'll find there's plenty of great restaurants, shops, amusement parks, sports venues and culture just a short walk or drive from campus! 

Eateries in Selinsgrove

Amato's Pizza  An Italian restaurant with a comfortable dining room and relaxed atmosphere. Close to campus, this eatery is a great option for students and visitors to campus alike.  

Bella's Pizza — Bella's Pizza stays open late for those nighttime study sessions.  

BJ's Steak and Ribs...and sandwiches and salads too! The Bongo-Bongo Dip is a must-have and make sure to form a team for trivia night. Even if you don't win, there are prizes for best team name!

Bot's Tavern — A bar that features specials on drinks, hosts local musicians, and holds themed events, such as "Club Bots" and "Trivia Night."  

Emma's Food for Life — Susquehanna is going "green" and so should you! Start by supporting local farmers and eating Valley-grown produce with one of Emma's delicious sandwiches.  

Isabella's — Located in a former bank, this restaurant and cocktail lounge serves up fine Italian cuisine. The atmosphere is great for a date night or for when family comes to visit.  

The Kind Café — Local art, paninis and fresh-roasted organic coffee - it's the quintessential campus coffeehouse.  

Selin's Grove Brew Pub — A frequent hang out among upperclassmen - good brews, good eats and good friends - don't pass up the "Brewery bread"!

Subway The popular sandwich chain serves up tasty and familiar subs, or, if you prefer, hoagies. It's open late on weekends for those late night hunger pains.

Twisty Freeze — One of the newest restaurants in Selinsgrove, Twisty Freeze offers everything from hamburgers to salads to fish sandwiches. And, of course, ice cream!  

Wendt's Pork Palace — Pork and so much more! Wendt's is a great place for ice cream, sandwiches, fries and more.


Eateries in the Region

Lewisburg

Country Cupboard — Offering shopping, lodging and a restaurant that is a favorite among locals, this is a great recommendation for mom and dad when they come to visit.  

Elizabeth's — At the heart of downtown Lewisburg, Elizabeth's offers an upscale dining experience and great ambiance. A great choice to celebrate those special accomplishments (maybe that 4.0!) or just to show your parents a good time when they come to visit.

La Primavera Italiano Ristorante Scusi, are you craving a fine pasta dish and that real Italian flavor? Then this is the place for you. A chance to really experience La Vita Bella.

Hummels Wharf/Shamokin Dam

Skeeter's Pit BBQ — Enjoy the food and the view at Skeeter's! Located on the bluff of the scenic Susquehanna River, Skeeter's offers unique applewood-smoked entrees and tasty soups and sides.

Numerous chain restaurants are located on "the strip" in the Hummels Wharf/Shamokin Dam area, which is just a short drive from campus, including:

  • Texas Roadhouse
  • Longhorn Steakhouse
  • Applebee's
  • Garfield's
  • Panera
  • Starbucks
  • Red Robin
  • McDonald's
  • Wendy's
  • Perkins
  • Sheetz
  • Subway
  • TCBY
  • Papa John's    

Northumberland

Front Street Station Climb on board, and dine in a train car at this quaint railroad eatery, with live entertainment, happy hour and their staple sidecar... or dish - cheddar cheese soup.

Penn's Tavern — Take a trip back in time and have dinner in the oldest building in Northumberland County... it was built in 1703. The food is true German-American cuisine.

Sunbury

Edison Hotel — The first building to be wired with electric lighting, this restaurant is now fired by great crowds and entertainment, especially on Wing Night!

Where to Stay

Selinsgrove Area - Hotels

EstablishmentLocationPhone Number
Comfort Inn Routes 11 & 15, Selinsgrove (570) 374-8880
Econo Lodge Routes 11 & 15, Shamokin Dam (570) 743-1111
Hampton Inn Routes 11 & 15, Shamokin Dam (570) 743-2223
Holiday Inn Express Routes 11 & 15, Selinsgrove (570) 743-9275
Phillips Motel Routes 11 & 15, Shamokin Dam (570) 743-3100
Selinsgrove Inn Market Street, Selinsgrove (570) 374-4100

Selinsgrove - Bed & Breakfasts

EstablishmentLocationPhone Number
Fox Boro Bed & Breakfast 93 Church Road, Selinsgrove (570) 374-8750

Sunbury Area - Bed & Breakfasts

EstablishmentLocationPhone Number
Campbell's Bed & Breakfast 707 Duke St., Northumberland (570) 473-3276
River View Inn Bed & Breakfast 103 Chestnut St., Sunbury (570) 286-4800
The Stained Glass Inn 152 Market St., Sunbury (570) 850-0602

Lewisburg Area - Hotels (13 miles north of Selinsgrove)

EstablishmentLocationPhone Number
Comfort Inn I-80 & Route 15, New Columbia (570) 568-8000
Comfort Suites 4775 West Branch Highway, Lewisburg (570) 524-8000
Country Cupboard Inn (Best Western) 131 Walter Drive, Lewisburg (570) 524-5500
Country Inn & Suites 134 Walter Drive, Lewisburg (570) 524-6600
Days Inn Route 15, Lewisburg (570) 523-1171
Hampton Inn Lewisburg  Route 15, Lewisburg (570) 522-8500
Holiday Inn Express Route 15 & I-80, New Columbia (570) 568-1100
Lewisburg Hotel 136 Market St., Lewisburg (570) 523-7800
Rodeway Inn Route 15, Lewisburg (570) 523-1106

Lewisburg Area - Bed & Breakfasts

EstablishmentLocationPhone Number
The Barn at Pheasant Ridge 376 Pheasant Ridge Rd., Lewisburg (570) 524-9868
Copper Beech Manor 17 Market St., Lewisburg (570) 524-1460
The Pineapple Inn 439 Market St., Lewisburg (570) 524-6200
Singing Breezes Bed & Breakfast 433 County Line Road, Winfield (570) 743-1911
The Tawsty Flower 106 S. 4th St., Lewisburg (570) 522-6600
Vicksburg Inn Route 45, Vicksburg (570) 966-8906

Danville - Hotels - (Near I-80, Exit 224, 20 miles northeast of Selinsgrove)

EstablishmentLocationPhone Number
Best Western-Danville Inn 79 Old Valley School Road, Danville (570) 275-5750
Days Inn I-80 & Route 54, Danville (570) 275-5510
Doctor's Inn 101 W. Market St., Danville (570) 275-1821
Hampton Inn 97 Old Valley School Road, Danville (570) 271-2500
Key Motor Inn I-80 & Route 54, Danville (570) 275-4640
Pine Barn Inn 1 Pine Barn Place, Danville (570) 275-2071
Red Roof Inn I-80 & Route 54, Danville (570) 275-7600

Other Locations

EstablishmentLocationPhone Number
Bison Farm II Bed & Breakfast Route 35, Richfield (717) 694-3807
Buckwheat Valley Guesthouse Mt. Pleasant Mills (570) 539-0090
The Inn at Turkey Hill 991 Central Road, Bloomsburg (570) 387-1500
Latorre House Bed & Breakfast 1133 Route 487, Elysburg (570) 672-7243
The Loft at Owens Farm 2611 Mile Post Road, Sunbury (570) 286-5309
Mifflinburg Hotel 264 Chestnut St., Mifflinburg (570) 966-5400
Norman's Watson Inn 100 Main St., Watsontown (570) 538-1832
Samuel Aurand House Bed & Breakfast 401 Front Street, New Berlin (570) 966-3711
Sleepy Hollow Bed and Breakfast Sleepy Hollow Road, Elysburg (570) 672-2828

Camping

EstablishmentLocationPhone Number
Fort Boone Campsites 8635 Route 405, Milton (570) 742-9113
Gray Squirrel Campsites Beavertown (570) 837-0333
Little Mexico Campground Route 204, Winfield (570) 374-9742
Penn Avon Campground Route 204, Selinsgrove (570) 374-9468
Shangri-La on the Creek Campground Milton (570) 524-4561 
Splash Magic Campground Northumberland (570) 473-8021
Williamsport South/Nittany Mountain KOA Kampground 2751 Millers Bottom Road, New Columbia Info: (570) 568-5541
Reservations: (800) 562-4208
Winfield River Edge Campsites Winfield (570) 524-0453

This list is provided for your convenience. The inclusion of an establishment on this page doesn't imply Susquehanna University's recommendation or endorsement.

Monroe Marketplace — The newest addition to "the strip" as we call it, or the section of routes 11 and 15 leading to SU. With plenty of stores and restaurants, this shopping complex is anchored by Target and is a favorite of both students and locals.

Street of Shops — With over 125 shops with specialties ranging from custom jewelry, candles, pottery and other handcrafted items, this indoor shopping village is a must-see and a great Sunday afternoon adventure.

Susquehanna Valley Mall — With over 70 stores and restaurants to choose from, this is a great option for retail therapy during those stressful exam times.

Hersheypark and Hershey Chocolate World For all of the chocolate lovers out there, spend a little time in the "Sweetest Place on Earth," especially around Halloween time for Hersheypark in the Dark and the winter holidays for "Christmas Candy Lane." Don't pass up the Great American Chocolate Tour-there's a free taste at the end of the ride!

Knoebels Amusement Resort — Once you work up an appetite on some of the world's highest-rated wooden roller coasters, check out Cesari's award-winning pizza. For dessert, go for hand-dipped ice cream in a fresh-made waffle cone or a famous funnel cake. Don't forget to get your picture taken with Cosmo, Knoebels' mascot!

Mini-Golf and Bounceplex — Get in a round of mini-golf at the challenging 18-hole course and then stop over at the Bounceplex for a springing good time on the 360 trampoline walls and court.

Strike Zone Bowling Alley — Throw a few frames any night or come for Rock N' Bowl, when you can dance and play. Throw a strike on the red pin and you WIN!

Sunbury Ice Rink  Practice your Triple-Lutz or cheer on Susquehanna's ice hockey team as they compete against their fiercest rivals - the Bucknell Bison. That's one game you don't want to miss!

Sunbury Skate Park — Get some air on these inclines or try your hand...or board...at the tri-level bar. No charge and only one requirement - a helmet!

Sunset Skating Rink — Relive those middle school days as you skate around this retro rink. It wouldn't hurt to practice your limbo skills before you go!

Bloomsburg Fair — Every fall, this 10-day county fair attracts nearly a half-million people to enjoy big-name performers, hundreds of vendors, and an altogether unforgettable experience. Don't miss Pierogie Joe's, fried Oreos or cactus taters!

Christkindl Market — In the 100-year-old German tradition, this event will be just the experience you need to rekindle your spirit for the holidays before heading home for break. Don't miss out on the gingerbread houses!

DJ Ernst Books — The aspiring writer or literature lover's paradise, right here in Selinsgrove. Find inspiration in one of the many rare or out-of-print books, maybe even discover an autographed edition.

First Friday — If it's the first Friday of the month, you can be sure there is a Selinsgrove event to visit! From Dog Days to Music in the Park, it is quickly becoming a student and community tradition.

Hunter House Museum — Follow the roots of Fort Augusta, once the stronghold of the Susquehanna Valley. A great stop for history students wanting to discover more about the area.

Heart of Lewisburg Ice Festival — A three-day festival full of ice-sculpting, orchestra concerts, and an international hot drink tasting, this is a great mid-winter opportunity to bundle up and beat the freeze!

Joseph Priestley House — Check out the place where this acclaimed scientist, theologian, and discoverer of oxygen, spent the last few years of his life. Another great find for the history buff!

Late Night Shoppers Night — Round up some friends and head to downtown Selinsgrove to do some holiday shopping for the family before heading home for winter break. Don't miss the community tree lighting!

Lewisburg Arts Festival — Held at the end of April, it is a two-week celebration with food, live music in the park and arts galore! A great stress-reliever during a challenging part of the semester!   Market Street Festival - A must-see Selinsgrove tradition with over 100 vendors. You too can get in on the act through student organization booths or performances.

Mifflinburg Buggy Museum — Enjoy an interesting look at the area's quaint heritage by visiting the vintage buildings equipped with original tools, furniture and educational displays. Visit the museum for a unique cultural experience, a volunteer opportunity, or to locate an internship.

Packwood House Museum — Originally a two-story log cabin, this museum offers world-class artifacts in a small-town atmosphere. Not many other places present art from both the Pennsylvania Germanic heritage alongside treasures from the Orient.

Renaissance Faire — God Save the Queen! Don't be surprised if you find yourself chanting these words right along with the other lords and ladies at the Shire of Mount Hope. From the human chess match to the jousting tournament, this faire will take you back to the heart of the 16th century.

Slifer House Museum — This Tuscan-style Victorian mansion was once the home to a great developer of this region and famed Pennsylvania statesmen, Colonel Eli Slifer. A visit here brings the Victorian lifestyle alive.

Woolly Worm Festival — Central Pennsylvania's version of Groundhog's Day, this fall event includes a weather prognostication ceremony and a Woolly Worm ball - seriously, when else will a woolly worm be a reason to celebrate?

Allenberry Resort Inn and Playhouse — For dinner theatre options and great way to impress your parents (or that special date) take a trip to the Playhouse. Audience participation is highly encouraged and don't ever only take one sticky bun - someone always wants to share.

Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble — For a Broadway-level performance close-by, this local theatre hosts outstanding performances year long including favorites such as "A Christmas Carol," "You Can't Take it With You," and "Much Ado about Nothing."

Campus Theatre — One of few surviving mid-century movie houses, The Campus Theatre shows independent, art and foreign films, hosts several film festivals and the Silent Movie Extravaganza in collaboration with the Paragon Ragtime Orchestra. If you want the couch seats, make sure you go early!

Community Arts Center — Go see a show at this historic Williamsport theatre that has been restored to its original 1928 grandeur.  

The Point Drive-in — See movies the old-school way, at a drive-in movie theatre. What's even better is you get to watch a double feature... great for the college student budget.

Whitaker Center — Enjoy movies on Central PA's largest IMAX theater screen, enjoy outstanding live performances at the Sunoco Performance Theater, and get educated with The Science Center's unique science programs!

Camp Woodward — A premier action sports and gymnastics facility. This is not your parents' summer camp. Learn how to tear up skate and BMX parks, and nail gymnastics exercises.

Canoe Susquehanna Guided Kayak Trips — Not sure you want to head out on the river by yourself? Grab a group of friends and go on a Susquehanna River kayak adventure with a guide. Best advice - it's all in the hips!

Clyde Peeling's Reptiland — You can visit with some of nature's fascinating yet more misunderstood creatures here, at one of only eight accredited zoos in Pennsylvania.   Golf - Looking to play a round of mini golf, practice your swing, or get in 9 holes? Try one of these golf courses in the area: Sunny Hill Golf CourseKidd's Par 3 Golf CourseTee to Green Golf Center.

Isle of Que/Susquehanna River — When campus becomes too routine, just grab your bicycle, kayak, or even your running sneakers and head to the Isle of Que! Just a short walk from campus, the Isle of Que is a charming hideaway along the Susquehanna River.

Lake Augusta Outfitters — Your source for the toys you need to play on and explore the Susquehanna River. Rent a pontoon boat, Jet Ski, canoe, kayak or bike.

Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art — 500 acres and twelve miles of trails - a great place to celebrate your love for the outdoors. Make sure to browse through the nature print and photography exhibits.

Pine Creek Gorge — Also known as the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon, it is 50 miles long and 1,000 feet deep and offers incomparable views and scenery, great hiking and picnicking options, and a breathtaking fall color display. Follow the Turkey Path Trail to find the waterfall!

Penn's Cave — Stalagmite, stalactite or flowstone cascade? You tell the difference on a boat tour of the country's only all-water cavern and wildlife park.

RB Winter State Park — Known to many in the area as the Half Way dam, the focal point of this park is Half Way Lake and beach, but there are also lots of opportunities for hiking, canoeing and other recreation.

Selinsgrove Speedway — You'll quickly become familiar with the Friday night rumbles of the local track, which was designed by a Hollywood stuntman and frequented by some of NASCAR's first competitors.

Shikellamy State Park and Overlook — Named for the famous Iroquois chief who helped develop the area, the park has several picnic pavilions and a one-mile bike path. For spectacular views of Northumberland and Sunbury, venture up to the overlooks, 360 feet above the river.

T&D Cats of the World — Visit or volunteer some time at this exotic animal refuge. When else will you have a chance to work with lions and tigers and bears - Oh my!

Woodward Cave — Also known as "the Big One," this cave is one of the largest caverns in Pennsylvania. You don't need to be an earth sciences major to appreciate this amazing cave!

30 Things To Do Within 30 Minutes

Don't take our word on the best things to do in the area. A recent graduate rounds up some of her favorite things to do within 30 minutes of Selinsgrove.

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