Located only 25 miles from Philadelphia and 75 miles from New York City, Bucks County is one of those places that offers scenic countrysides, history, the arts, downtown charm, miles of vineyards, gourmet dining, small town villages, and award-winning accommodations all in one place. So if the desire for some low-key adventure hits, we have the perfect itinerary already planned.
Purchase a combination ticket to explore the various attractions in Washington Crossing Historic Park. Here you can wander past many buildings left behind from colonial times and relive General George Washington’s famous crossing.
The next stop on your journey will involve a bird’s-eye view of the vibrant, scenic countryside along the Delaware River at Bowman’s Hill Tower, which stands 125-feet tall. This 14-mile outlook commemorates a point that is rumored to have been one of General Washington’s look-outs.
By now, you have probably worked up a big appetite, so wind-down after a day of learning by heading over to Marsha Brown down the road in New Hope. This restaurant offers a modern experience in a 125-year-old stone church in the center of town offering Creole-style cuisine.
Rest up for the next two days of your journey and put your head to the pillow at one of Bucks County’s charming bed & breakfasts. Enjoy the great hospitality and ambiance at the Inn at Bowman’s Hill or the 1870 Wedgwood Inn of New Hope.
For your second day, head back to New Hope to learn about the historic significance of its surrounding grounds at Locktender’s House, the first interpretive center within Delaware Canal State Park. Be sure to save some time to walk along the Delaware Canal Towpath!
Next, visit the Parry Mansion Museum and observe the different furnishings throughout the historic rooms, each showcasing a distinct era. Learn how the Parry family decorated throughout their 125-years of occupancy in the mansion.
Dine at the upscale, 18th-century Logan Inn Restaurant, one of the oldest continuously operated inns in the area. Enjoy their American continental cuisine while dining on entrees such as Coconut Encrusted Salmon and Logan Inn Fried Chicken.
Afterwards, head across the street to one of the area’s most notable landmarks, the Bucks County Playhouse, where stars such as Liza Minnelli, Robert Redford and Grace Kelly got their start. Enjoy a brilliant performance in this historic venue.
Before turning in for the night, experience a guided tour of historic sites and their lingering spirits with Ghost Tours of New Hope.
Enjoy the last day of historic-fun with a tour of William Penn’s former estate, Pennsbury Manor. Enjoy a walk among the 43-acre plantation grounds before heading inside for a tour of the regal manor, decorated with authentic colonial furnishings.
To complete your Bucks County adventure, relax and dine at the Bridgetown Mill House Restaurant, less than 10 miles away from the manor. This historic 18th century mansion includes eight beautiful acres that you can enjoy, with great hospitality and service; a great way to end your 3 day trip.