Altoona is known for its great shopping and dining. The Logan Valley Mall is the largest mall in the area and serves as a destination retail experience for 9 counties and a 60-mile radius. It has all the major retailers and many boutique shops as well. Scenic Hollidaysburg, a 10-15 minute drive from Altoona, has numerous small, locally-owned shops and restaurants as well as excellent antiquing.
Altoona has many great restaurants. Most major chains are represented, but Altoona is renowned for its numerous local dining options.