What’s New in 2009 for Bucks County, PA?
Bucks County Conference & Visitors Bureau Presents 2009 Visitors Guide

(Bucks County, PA) The Bucks County Conference & Visitors Bureau, (BCCVB), is thrilled to present the publication of the 2009 Visitors Guide and spread the word about What’s New in Bucks County for 2009! Our newest recognition is the proud announcement of Bucks County being chosen as the Top 29 Places to Visit in 2009 in the World! (Sherman’s Travel)

Bucks County is abound with charming bed & breakfasts, unique cultural attractions, historical treasures and an impressive list of diverse restaurants for the most discriminating palate! From covered bridges to early 1900 castles, Bucks County offers a peaceful respite for visitors escaping the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

A plethora of recognitions, developments and special events grace the rolling hills of Bucks County:

Coming Spring 2009! Sesame Place, the only amusement park themed solely on the television show Sesame Street, announces the largest attraction in the history of the park, The Count’s Splash Castle! The castle will be a multi-level waterplay attraction that will feature over ninety play elements including a one-thousand gallon 8 foot tipping bucket, multiple water slides, water curtains, hydro blasters, water wheels and much, much more! Hands-on entertainment for the whole family to enjoy! www.sesameplace.com  

The James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown is thrilled to be welcoming a new 5,500 square foot gallery. The gallery will make its debut with “Jim Henson’s Fantastic World” exhibition featuring 100 original artworks, storyboards, movie props, original video productions, experimental films and more! Join us from September through November for a peek into the mind of a genius! www.michenermuseum.org

The Sportsplex, a three rink sporting facility offering over 100,000 square feet of indoor space, has officially ventured into the world of business event planning and opened its doors to corporate, association and non-profit organizations! This multi-faceted facility is the perfect location to host your next tradeshow, business expo, conference, fundraiser or even your company picnic! Located on 20 acres of manicured ground, it features versatile meeting space, Olympic sized outdoor pool, various sports facilities as well as a unique environment customized to meet your company’s needs and goals for every budget. www.sportsplexpanew.com   

Explore Bucks County History! The Bucks County Trolley Company has implemented live narrated and guided Historic and Scenic Trolley Tours through picturesque New Hope and Washington Crossing (where George Washington crossed the Delaware in 1776!) The tours commence in downtown New Hope and take travelers through some of the most photographed roads of the region. We are excited to welcome this mobile museum to accentuate the history and culture of this great region! Also NEW…The Bucks County Riverboat will begin offering Heavy Hors d'oeuvres and Cocktail Sunset Cruises as well as afternoon Narrated Scenic Tours of the Delaware River. Dabble in the opportunity to discover the natural beauty of the Delaware River through two unique cruising experiences.  www.buckscountytrolleys.com 

Romance is thriving in our own backyard! The Inn at Bowman’s Hill in New Hope was selected by Forbes Traveler as One of the Top Ten Most Romantic B&B’s from among inns across the USA, Europe and Mexico in 2009! With six lavishly appointed rooms & suites, The Inn at Bowman’s Hill doesn’t shy away from the word luxury. Rooms are draped in Italian tiles and king size feather beds, some with private verandas and sweeping views of the orchard, pond or illuminated fountain. Since opening in 2005, guests have been pampered with countless choices of relaxation…in the summer, swim or lounge by their resort style heated pool or warm body and soul by a fireplace in winter. www.theinnatbowmanshill.com

Downtown Doylestown welcomes an exciting shopping establishment in the heart of the town! Main Street Marketplace offers distinctive streetscape storefronts nestled along an indoor promenade offering a warm, inviting hometown ambiance that shoppers of all ages will enjoy! A cozy restaurant tempts visitors with their famously known “Soup Guy” sprawled among diverse boutique shops and a sophisticated wine and cheese shop. Stroll through the “Underground” shops downstairs where you will find trendy clothing stores, a unique oxygen bar and The Cellar, a continuation of the upstairs wine and cheese shop offering an intimate, old world beauty seating area. Also perfect for meetings, private parties and tastings! www.marketdoylestown.com

Peddler’s Village, a charming 18th century style shopping village with 70 specialty shops and six restaurants set on 42 acres of lavishly landscaped gardens has recently added another establishment to its family of restaurants. Sweet Lorraine’s is a fun and casual eatery offering award winning chef Lorraine Platman’s World Beat Cuisine since 1982 offering daily specials inspired by exciting ethnic inspirations. With an outdoor bar and two fire pits, it’s a great place to unwind after a long day of meetings or to snuggle up with your special loved one! www.peddlersvillage.com  

Contact: Michelle Greco, Public Relations Manager
Bucks County Conference & Visitors Bureau
215 639 0300 x 231