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Round & Round on the Carousels of Bucks County

by Heather McGurrin on July 25, 2021

Merry-go-rounds, gallopers, jumpers, horseabouts, flying horses, and roundabout – these are some of the names synonymous with “carousel” depending on where you are in the country. To celebrate National Carousel Day (July 25) in Bucks County, check out one of these carousels that are well worth a visit! 1. The Sunny Day Carousel at Sesame Place® Philadelphia in Langhorne has an interesting…

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Where to Watch Outdoor Movies This Summer

by Cora Berke on July 10, 2021

If you are old enough to remember drive-in movies (or wish you were), summer gives you a chance to experience a movie under the stars. Spend a hot summer night watching the big screen outdoors, either on a blanket, beach chair or from your car. Bucks County is the perfect place to bring back one of America’s favorite pastimes. So, pick your favorite movie, whether it is family, friends or date…

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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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How to Spend the Weekend with Dad in Bucks County

by Christina Cordaro on June 7, 2021

Father's Day is quickly approaching, so why not plan a weekend getaway with your main guy from day one? Bucks County is the perfect place to spend time with dad – Father’s Day or any old weekend! You are guaranteed to find an activity or event that will brighten up your Dad’s day and instantly put a smile on his face. There are three main aspects that my Dad and I connect with each other the most…

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Bucks County Summer Concert Preview: 11 Places to Catch Live Entertainment

by Brooke Hillman on June 1, 2021

Live entertainment is making a comeback and you can catch musical acts, including local jazz trios, big-name performers, and tribute bands at venues throughout Bucks County this summer. From tableside dinner music to amphitheater concerts, this is your guide to the best places to see a live show! 1. Bristol Riverside Theatre Bristol This professional, regional theater in the historic district of…

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Why We “Rock”-ommend Ringing Rocks County Park

by Heather McGurrin on May 3, 2021

If you are looking for a unique experience, Ringing Rocks Park, located in Upper Black Eddy right above the Delaware River, is the place for you! I have heard of this peculiar phenomenon where you are supposed to bring a hammer because the rocks reveal an amazing tinkling sound when struck with this tool. Well, it’s TRUE! Coming from Fallsington, it took us about an hour to get there. What was…

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Behind-the-Scenes at the All-New Elmo's Furry Fun Fest at Sesame Place

by Brittany Brown on February 23, 2021

The year 2021 is bringing fun and exciting events to Bucks County’s biggest theme park. Sesame Place® Philadelphia presents “Elmo’s Furry Fun Fest,” a new series of four themed events on select days from January 30 - March 31, 2021. The first of the events is “Elmo’s Rockin’ Birthday Bash,” which ranon January 30 th & 31 st and February 6 th and 7 th . The second is the “My Fuzzy Valentine’s…

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Taking a Ride along Sesame Place's NEW 40th Birthday Drive-Thru

by Jennie Porter on February 1, 2021

As a Bucks County native, one of my fondest childhood memories is driving past Sesame Place® Philadelphia in Langhorne and yelling “THERE’S THE RUBBER DUCKY RIDE I SEE IT!” It was our landmark, a welcome and uplifting beacon to break up the drudgery of running errands with my mom. Getting to recreate those memories with my own children has been one of my greatest joys. As you can imagine, I was…

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Bucks County Residential Holiday Lights Driving Tour

by Louise Feder on December 15, 2020

In a year full of challenges and difficulties, we had to set aside many of our holiday traditions: the annual trip to Vermont, the “Eve Eve” dinner party we throw for friends, and putting out Santa’s cookies with grandparents. And I’m not complaining – I’m grateful every day for what we have and am looking forward to 2021. But in the meantime, I did wonder what Howie, our 4-year-old son, would…

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#HolidaysinBucksCo in 2020: New Hope Railroad

by Brittany Brown on December 8, 2020

Next stop, the North Pole! Join Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus on a ride that you will never forget at the New Hope Railroad this holiday season. The popular family train ride attraction is still running and taking extra safety precautions during the pandemic. Festive times are ahead when you book your ticket for this good old-fashioned journey in your choice of first class, coach, private…

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