Bucks County


Author: Alexandra Lashner

Alexandra (Alex) Lashner was born and raised in Bucks County and she currently resides in Bensalem. She is a Senior Account Executive at Frank Advertising, which is a public relations and marketing firm that specializes in the kitchen and bath industry. In her spare time, Alexandra enjoys working out at her friend’s gym, playing with her cats, painting her nails as a form of self-care, reading and bonding with her son and husband.

A Bucks County Guide To Super Bowl LVII

by Alexandra Lashner on February 10, 2023

This year’s Super Bowl isn’t just your average championship game. After five years, the Philadelphia Eagles have made it back to the final NFL playoff game with 14 wins and 3 losses this season. It’s the Eagles head coach Nick Siriani vs. former Eagles head coach Andy Reid, Eagles center Jason Kelce vs. Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce and star quarterbacks Jalen Hurts vs. Patrick Mahomes. It’s going…

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12+ Holiday Cocktails to Sip This Season

by Alexandra Lashner on December 7, 2021

Celebrate the season with inventive holiday cocktails! The following drinks can be found at restaurants and bars in Bucks County. They are fun, festive and full of flair. Try them out and tag us with #DrinkinBucksCo for a chance to be featured on Visit Bucks County’s social media! 1675 Spirits Bensalem This vodka and whiskey distillery has a slew of holiday spirits to get you, well, in the…

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Remembering 9/11 at the Garden of Reflection in Bucks County

by Alexandra Lashner on September 5, 2021

This year, 2021, marks 20 years since the attacks in the U.S. on September 11, 2001. To commemorate the anniversary, tourists and locals are able to pay their respects at a sacred spot in their own backyard: at the Garden of Reflection 9-11 Memorial is Yardley. They say everyone who lived through 9/11 remembers what they were doing that day. I was only seven years old at the time, so my memories…

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Whatever Floats Your Boat - A Guide to Kayaking in Bucks County

by Alexandra Lashner on June 16, 2021

Bucks County has a handful of parks and nature centers that offer varying kayaking opportunities for novices and boating enthusiasts alike. If you own a kayak, you’ll want to make sure you have the following items handy in your boat: An appropriately sized life jacket A rescue whistle, in case of emergency A current boating permit In most Bucks County parks, you will need to show a launch permit…

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Romantic Date Night in Newtown: Vecchia Osteria

by Alexandra Lashner on February 12, 2021

Italian food is synonymous with romance (at least in my mind!). The classic Lady and the Tramp spaghetti & meatball scene led me to believe that this cuisine was the most romantic of them all. And with Valentine’s Day upon us, sharing a bowl of warm, comforting pasta with your significant other sounds like the perfect remedy to the cold winter and other stresses of daily life. Look no further…

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Spend a Staycation in Downtown Newtown

by Alexandra Lashner on September 3, 2020

I enjoy my time working from home, and I’m incredibly thankful for it, but the warm weather, beautiful main streets, and the urge to support my local businesses has me itching to get out. Several Bucks County stores and restaurants have made special accommodations to keep their shoppers and diners safe indoors and outdoors. If you’re looking to take a short and local respite for the weekend…

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Where to See Outdoor, Drive-In Movies in Bucks County

by Alexandra Lashner on August 25, 2020

The drive-in movie is an unfamiliar experience for younger generations. Its heyday was in the 50s and 60s, then it lost its appeal in the 70s as VCRs became popular in American homes, eventually making the outdoor viewing concept nearly extinct. When I heard about pop-up drive-in movies occurring around Bucks County this summer, I was curious to experience a new, yet safe, entertainment option…

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How to Spend a Weekend Staycation in Bucks County

by Alexandra Lashner on July 16, 2020

This year, I wasn’t going to let the pandemic rob me of a few peaceful days off from work, so my family and I planned a staycation. We locked away our laptops, tuned out social media and lived in the moment for a few days at these charming locations around Bucks County… DAY 1 10:00 a.m. – “Beach” day at Neshaminy State Park In the past few months, I’ve reconnected with nature and realized how…

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Walking in a Winter Wonderland

by Alexandra Lashner on February 24, 2020

I never thought about going on outdoor walks during the offseason; I prefer to stay home and enjoy a cup of tea with a blanket while watching the snow fall. But I’ve been on a mission to try things around Bucks County that I haven’t tried before. Walking in a winter wonderland was one of them. Despite the cold, there’s something comforting about walking trails in the winter. There are fewer people…

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Best Sledding Hills in Bucks County

by Alexandra Lashner on February 17, 2020

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! Check out this awesome list of Bucks County sledding hills for a fun afternoon with the kiddos. Helen Randle Park Newtown Helen Randle Park is across the street from Bucks County Community College. In the spring, the area is heavily packed by little leaguers and softball players alike. In the winter, however, the park is a hot spot for sledders in the…

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