Tucked neatly within Philadelphia's Countryside amidst rolling hillsides, working farms and picturesque towns, the 622 square mile area of Bucks County is a particularly inviting place. Visitors in search of historical or artistic treasures, charming accommodations, and eclectic shops will find that Bucks County offers it all and is conveniently located 25 miles from Philadelphia and 75 miles from New York City.
Arts on your mind? New Hope, the popular artist colony, is one of Bucks County's premiere travel locations. Home of such renowned artists Daniel Garber and Edward Redfield, New Hope offers elegant art galleries as well as unique shops, over 30 fine restaurants and romantic bed & breakfasts. Add the historical attractions, like the New Hope & Ivyland Railroad, and you'll find the town's allure is as enchanting today as it was to so many eminent figures of the past.
History buff? The history of Bucks County dates back as far as the late 1600s. Places like Pennsbury Manor, the 17th century house of William Penn, or Washington Crossing Historic Park, where George Washington crossed the Delaware River, provide visitors with a taste of Bucks County's colorful story. The town of Doylestown is home to an impressive belt of historical attractions comprised of Fonthill Museum, Mercer Museum, the Moravian Pottery & Tile Works and the James A. Michener Art Museum, all telling the story of creative genius Henry Mercer by exhibiting his tiles, mosaics from around the world as well as furnishings and tools of early America.
Children love Bucks County! Home to Sesame Place®, the nation's only theme park based entirely on the award-winning television show Sesame Street, the opportunity to sing and dance, play on thrill rides and slide down water adventures with everyone's favorite furry friends is unique to Bucks County alone.
An impressive destination, Bucks County has something to keep every member of the family happy, from grandparents to grandchildren. With plenty of parks, nature centers and even working farms, the county offers plenty of opportunities to spend time together outdoors! Fun is always in season at Shady Brook Farm where kids and parents alike can enjoy picking their own crops and plenty of festivals throughout the year!
Shop 'til you drop! Whether you're looking for antiques, collectibles or just a unique shopping experience, Bucks County has something for you. Byers' Choice®, makers of America's beloved Caroler® figurines, encourages patrons to visit the premises and watch the skilled artisans meticulously piece together Caroler figurines by hand. A shopper's paradise, Peddler's Village offers more than 60 one-of-a-kind specialty shops set amidst 42 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and brick walkways.
Savor the day along Bucks County's Wine Trail, encompassing hundreds of acres of vineyards with beautiful views and award-winning wines. Book a tour individually with each winery to get educated on the skills of wine-making or hop aboard the Tastings and Tours bus, our local winery tour guide.
The rich accommodations found in Bucks County are a feature that defines the region. Experience the hospitality of a genuine country inn or get cozy in one of the many charming Bed & Breakfasts. There are also many contemporary, convenient hotels or motels and beautiful campgrounds. Bucks County can accommodate everyone - with a wide variety of explorations and adventures to fit every lifestyle!
Photo courtesy of New Hope Ivyland Railroad