FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
All of your top Bucks County questions – answered. Still have one? Message the Visitor Center in the LiveChat pop-up box on the bottom of the website!
Where can I find a map for directions?
The best up-to-date map to use for directions to Bucks County would be Google Maps, or the most convenient maps app for you on your mobile device or desktop. You can view our Map Explorer to see what is near you. You can also download or view our fun, simplified, attractions map of Bucks County here.
Where can I find a map of the Covered Bridges?
Find self-guided driving tour directions, as well as a map to Bucks County’s 12 remaining covered bridges, here! Bucks County is home to several unique driving tours – if you’re interested in cruising around some more.
Where is there to park in New Hope?
New Hope has plenty of Pay-by-Plate Multispace Meters. Their kiosk system takes quarters, bills, credit cards, and parking apps ParkMobile and PaybyPhone. There is a small public lot located behind the PNC Bank (near Starbucks), another medium-sized lot inside the Union Square Shops (where the Bucks County Children’s Museum and Triumph Brewing are) and on the south end of Main Street, up on the hill behind the Delaware Canal. Take a look at this helpful map of all public kiosk parking! In the future, New Hope has plans to build a five-level, 350-car parking garage, on New Street. Find parking in every town here.
Can you send me your Visitors Guide?
Is public transportation available?
It is! Public transportation hubs to and from Bucks County are mainly found in the larger towns, like Doylestown and Fairless Hills /Bensalem, but you truly can get anywhere you need to without your own vehicle. Find a list of bus services, taxis, trains, car rentals and airports here. There is also Uber and Lyft available.
When is the best time to visit Bucks County?
Every time of year offers something special to celebrate, see and do. Spring brings fresh blooms to Bucks County’s many gardens, fruity festivals at Peddler’s Village and lots of pride. Summer weather is one to beat! From fourth of July celebrations, the Middletown Grange Fair, water rides to splash around in at Sesame Place®, and tubing down the Delaware, this season can’t be beat. Fall brings some of the best foliage in the state – as well as pumpkin picking, apple picking, scenic antique train rides across the countryside, and that crisp autumn air we all crave before the holidays. The Holidays in Bucks Co are nothing short of a winter wonderland. See George Washington and his troops re-enact their 1776 Christmas Crossing, warm up with a dark brew along the Ale Trail, and see countless tree lightings, holiday lights at the museums, and find bucolic hills to sled down. For a full list of annual events to plan your trip around, click here.
Are the hotels pet-friendly?
A Wishing Well Guest House, Candlewood Suites Bensalem, Clarion Inn & Suites New Hope-Lambertville, Home2 Suites by Hilton, Hampton Inn Quakertown, Homewood Suites Doylestown, Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm, Residence Inn Philadelphia Langhorne, Sheraton Bucks County all offer pet-friendly rooms. Additionally, the Black Bass Hotel has the Baxter Suite and the Bridgeton House on the Delaware has the private Boat House Cottage where pups can stay.
What is the weather like?
Average Temperatures: 62° F to 38° F (16° C to 3° C)
From March to June, enjoy warm temperatures, beautiful blooms and the perfect fresh air to dine al fresco in.
Average Temperatures: 85° F to 62° F (29° C to 16° C)
Hot summer days mean cooling off on the Delaware River in a tube or kayak. Occasional rain cools off the warm air, leaving long July and August nights comfortable and cool.
Average Temperatures: 64° F to 41° F (17° C to 5° C)
Fall is Bucks County’s most spectacular time of the year! Mild temperatures allow for time spent outdoors enjoying golden foliage, crisp apples and pumpkin picking. Peak foliage season in in October.
Average Temperatures: 38° F to 19° F (3° C to -7° C)
Thermometers begin to drop in November and last until late February. Blankets of snow are known to cover the area for white winter walking and holiday festivities.