Bucks County
Van Sant Covered Bridge

Winter Weekend Getaway

Escape the winter blues and pack your suitcase! Bucks County is an ideal getaway spot for three-day weekends like Presidents Day. You can visit a historic winery,  enjoy modern art at a museum, discover good eats and drive through covered bridges.

  • Peddler's Village in Snow

Day 1

MORNING:

Cruise through the Erwinna, Frankenfield – and all the other 10 remaining historic covered bridges on the self-led covered bridge driving tour! Grab a sweet treat (or two) from the Sweet Spots Trail locations along the way so you can check off your list of 5 places and get closer to winning a free prize!

AFTERNOON:

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. 

EVENING:

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

  • Crossing Vineyards
  • Stage at Bucks County Playhouse

Day 2

MORNING:

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, check out the playful exhibits at the Bucks County Children’s Museum!

AFTERNOON

Then, visit the 500-acre Washington Crossing Historic Park to see Revolutionary War soldiers’ graves and climb Bowman’s Tower (weather permitting) for a breathtaking view. Coming over Presidents Day weekend? Celebrate George Washington’s birthday at the park! When you’re done eating cake, take a short trip down the road to Crossings Vineyards for a taste of some award-winning wines!

EVENING

Grab dinner at Meadowlark, a cozy and contemporary restaurant in New Hope. End the evening with a show at the Bucks County Playhouse. Artists like Liza Minnelli, Grace Kelly, and Dick Van Dyke have all starred on this stage! Catch one of their classic wintertime plays, like Ebenezer Scrooge’s Big Playhouse Christmas Show!

  • Snow at Fonthill Castle

Day 3 

MORNING:

Your trip will not be complete without a little bit of history in Doylestown, hometown to stars like P!nk and Justin Guarini. Grab a coffee and a bagel at the Zen Den, or, if you're in the mood for a more sit-down brunch, head to The Hattery Stove & Still.

AFTERNOON:

Tour the Mercer Mile of museums dedicated to American archaeologist Henry Chapman Mercer. Fonthill Castle, Moravian Pottery & Tile Works, Mercer Museum and Michener Art Museum.

EVENING:

Check out Genevieve's Kitchen for a healthy farm-to-table dinner or Maxwell's on Main for a family-friendly meal. Cap off the night with a stop into Mad Princes Brewing. Show your Bucks County Ale Trail passport for a chance to get a stamp and closer to winning a limited edition t-shirt!