Located in Central Pennsylvania, Altoona is a city with a lot to offer. Growing up 10 minutes away I was able to explore some hidden treasures that the city has to offer.
1. Tom & Joe's
Diner in the heart of Altoona with great food and a fun atmosphere.
Who doesn't love baseball? Or at least the food? The curve is a great place to be in the summer, with unlimited access to food, fun, and sometimes fireworks (as well has other events).
3. The Horseshoe Curve
For those who enjoy railroads, the Horseshoe Curve is a very interesting stop in your trip to central PA
Delights bakery in Lakemont is a small and sweet spot which houses some of the best cupcakes. They also serve breakfast and lunch!
5. Gardners Candy
Peanut butter meltaways. That's all you need.
6. Greenbean Coffee House
A new spot in Altoona, a cute shop that has a nice atmosphere and great coffee.
7. Uncle Joe's Woodshed
There are other stores (including Lock Haven) but this is definitely a store to stop at. Lots of cool finds in here, especially once the Christmas shop is open!
8. The Clay Cup
Another nice coffee shop in downtown Altoona that provides a nice, cozy spot to pass time. They also offer pottery painting!
9. The Mishler Theater
Another great place in Altoona to check out. Plays and other events are held here, as well as the rumor that it's haunted (every elementary schoolers biggest fear).
10. Benzels Pretzels
If you like pretzels of any kind, you have to stop here.
11. Boyer Candies
Home of the mallow cup!
12. Allegheny Crepes and Creamery
While this is actually in historic Hollidaysburg, it's still a spot worth checking out. They have a very open atmosphere and delicious food!
13. The Knickerbocker
A large restaurant with great food.
14. The Railroaders Museum
If you like trains, you should probably check out this area.