Bucks County
Van Sant Covered Bridge

Spend MLK Day in Bucks County

Bucks County is an ideal getaway spot for three-day weekends like the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. Day of service. So, in between volunteering, pack your suitcase to escape city life at a historic winery, pitch a tent with the family along riverside towns and enjoy modern art, good eats and covered bridges.

Day 1

Cruise through the Erwinna and Frankenfield Covered Bridges. These are just two of 12 historic covered bridges still standing in Bucks County! 

Stop by Sand Castle Winery for a sip and an incredible view of miles of countryside.

Check into the Black Bass Hotel, which dates back to 1740 and is rumored to have turned down General George Washington during the Revolutionary War and overlook the icy Delaware River.

Head to Peddler’s Village for dinner at Earl’s New American, a brand-new modern meets rustic restaurant. Splurge on their seafood before taking an evening stroll through Peddler’s shops for spectacular savings in January!

Day 2

Head to New Hope for the day! Grab a mimosa and brunch at Karla’s on Main Street before strolling the riverside town filled with quaint antique shops. If you have little ones, bring a canned good and get $1 off admission to check out the playful exhibits at the Bucks County Children’s Museum!

Then, visit the 500-acre Washington Crossing Historic Park to see Revolutionary War soldiers’ graves and climb Bowman’s Tower (weather permitting). Take a short trip Crossings Vineyards for a taste of some award-winning wines!

Grab dinner at the Logan Inn, one of the oldest (and haunted!) continuously operated inns in America. End the evening with a show at “America’s Favorite Summer Theater,” the Bucks County Playhouse.  Artists like Liza Minnelli, Grace Kelly, and Dick Van Dyke have all starred on this stage! January plays include “Menopause: the Musical and Triple Espresso.”

Day 3 

Your trip will not be complete without a little bit of history in Doylestown, hometown to stars like Pink and Justin Guarini.

Tour the Mercer Mile of museums dedicated to American archaeologist Henry Chapman Mercer: Fonthill Castle, Moravian Pottery & Tile Works and the Mercer Museum. Head across the street from the Mercer for the latest exhibit at the James A. Michener Art Museum.

Check out Genevieve’s Kitchen for a healthy farm-to-table lunch or Empanada Mama’s for a quick bite of South American goodness. Stop into the speakeasy style bar, The Still, part of Doylestown Brewery for a pint to warm the soul before hitting the road back home!