Gas is How Much?? Relax…. Your Summer Getaway is
Only a Tank Away!


Escape to Bucks County and Leave Your Worries At the Gas Station…


Bucks County, PA (June 10, 2008) Tired of digging deep in your pockets for gas and you’re only going to work! Worry no more….allow only a tank of gas to get you to a picturesque getaway in beautiful Bucks County, PA! While being only a half hour away from Princeton and Philadelphia, Bucks has long been a popular vacation destination, offering a peaceful respite for residents escaping the hustle and bustle of Philadelphia and New York City. With the majority of towns considered “Walking Towns”, park your car and walk the rest of the day! Whether it’s a weekend getaway or weeklong excursion, experience why Bucks County was named as one of the Top 20 Sightseeing Destinations in the World in the new LIFE Books’ Dream Destinations!


So…What is there to do in Bucks County?

  • Dabble in their numerous art galleries including the New Hope Arts Center with an exclusive outdoor sculpture exhibit in a town recently named as a Top 20 Art Destination by AmericanStyle Magazine.

  • Divulge! Bucks County is home to more wineries than any other county in PA. Take a weekend to explore the numerous wineries and their expertly crafted wines. A few have even gone “green” for our eco-friendly visitors!

  • Experience the Mercer Mile -- dedicated to the noted Henry Chapman Mercer with three distinct early 1900’s concrete castles, Mercer Museum, Fonthill Castle and Moravian Pottery and Tile Works.

  • Cool off in the “World’s River Tubing Capitol” with Bucks County River Country, offering tubing, kayaking, canoeing and rafting down the scenic Delaware River.

  • Re-live your childhood dream aboard an antique coach pulled by a historic 1925 Baldwin Engine at the New Hope & Ivyland Railroad.

  • Be in shopper’s heaven at Peddler’s Village in Lahaska for incredible shopping in a charming 18th century style village with 70 unique specialty shops and six restaurants set on 42 acres of lavishly landscaped gardens.

  • Take in the sights as you drive/bike on a romantic Covered Bridge Tour

  • Step back in time with re-enactments at William Penn’s 17th Century country estate, Pennsbury Manor, a working manor with livestock and period furnishings

  • Bring the whole family to Sesame Place! Bucks County is home to the only theme park in the nation based entirely on Sesame Street!


Favorite Dining Hotspots?

  • You’ll think you’re in heaven upon entering Marsha Brown, a 125 year old stone church transformed into a refined Creole kitchen and lounge.

  • With traditional colonial style embellishments and fine arts and antiques, Cock ‘n Bull is the heart and soul of Lahaska.

  • Dine in an elegant 1865 Victorian Manor House! The Mansion Inn offers fireside dining in the Champagne Room or enchanting gardens.

  • Want to dine in a solarium overlooking a canal and tavern? The Golden Pheasant Inn on the Delaware is a 1857 fieldstone inn between the Delaware River and Canal offering exquisite country meals.


It’s been a long day…Relax! Bucks County boasts nearly forty Bed and Breakfasts along with numerous affordable hotel accommodations…

  • Stay in one of the five oldest inns in the United States -- Logan Inn is an intimate luxury inn located directly in the heart of New Hope with colonial period décor and a rumored haunting!

  • The Golden Plough Inn is a 70 room luxury inn featuring double-size whirlpools, champagne and private entrances scattered throughout the Peddler’s Village.

  • Sheraton Bucks County, Residence Inn by Marriott and Holiday Inn Express are perfectly situated next to Sesame Place for your convenient weekend getaway!


With festivals throughout the year, it is always a great time to visit Bucks County. Don’t fill up your gas tank until Monday morning!

Contact:
Michelle Greco,
Public Relations Bucks County Conference & Visitor's Bureau
215.639.0300 x 231
Mgreco@visitbuckscounty.com  


The mission of the Bucks County Conference & Visitors Bureau, Inc. is to increase visitation to Bucks County by effectively marketing its heritage, accommodations and attractions. For more information on BCCVB activities call 800-836-BUCKS, visit www.VisitBucksCounty.com or stop by the Bucks County Visitor Center located at 3207 Street Road in Bensalem (adjacent to the entrance to Philadelphia Park Racetrack). The Visitor Center is open seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. It is easily accessible from the Pennsylvania Turnpike, Route 1 and Interstate 95.