Bucks County
Canoes at Bucks County River Country

Summer Getaways

Whether you’re seeking open space, outdoor adventure or an isolated, serene stay on the Delaware River, Bucks County has an itinerary for everyone. Be sure to check out the full list of places to stay and special offers! When you get hungry, check out this list of outdoor dining in Bucks County.

For the Family…

Day 1:

  • Shady Brook

Check in to a family-friendly hotel, like the Residence Inn by Marriott Philadelphia-Langhorne or the Homewood Suites in Newtown and start your adventure!

Take the kids to Shady Brook Farm to pick-your-own fresh strawberries, blueberries, or peaches, depending on what month you stay. Get outside and rent or BYO-bike for a several mile ride down the Delaware Canal Towpath. The bike doesn’t stop there! Pedal through the sprawling Tyler State Park or Core Creek Park. Hike, horseback ride, play disc golf, or bring a blanket and some take-out to enjoy a picnic in an open field.

Day 2:

  • Fonthill Castle

Head into New Hope, a riverside town filled with fun. Book an open-air car ride in advance on the New Hope Railroad! Pick up food from a local farmer’s market or restaurant and have a picnic on the ground of Fonthill Castle for lunch in Doylestown. Grab a souvenir (or two) when you stroll the outdoor shopping village known as Peddler’s Village that evening.

Day 3:

  • Van Sant Propeller

Drive up to Ringing Rocks Park, grabbing a hammer on the way, and listen to the clank, clank, clank of these “musical” yet mysterious rocks. Take a hike at Nockamixon State Park and check out the old-time bi-planes at Van Sant Historic Airfield.

Traveling with extended family?

Day 1:

  • Galvanized America Inn

Rent the entire house out at the Galvanized America Inn & Art Gallery! This countryside farmhouse has 4 rooms, which can all be booked at once for a discounted price. For even larger families, an accommodation like the Golden Plough Inn in Peddler’s Village will keep everyone together while keeping safe social distance in individual rooms.

Hop in the car, it’s time for a drive! Take the self-guided Covered Bridge Driving Tour and see if you could cross all 12 off your bucket list. Take a pitstop at Washington Crossing Historic Park for a picnic and stroll through the gorgeous grounds where George Washington and his troops camped before their famous cross of the icy Delaware River in 1776.

Day 2:

  • Couple enjoying Bucks County River Country from the side

Cool off in the river. Rent a tube and relax on the Delaware with Bucks County River Country! Take an educational driving tour when you follow the Underground Railroad stops in Bucks County. To end the day, relax and kick one back at one of Bucks County’s family-friendly breweries.

Day 3:

  • Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve

Stop and smell the wildflowers! Take a stroll through the open-air Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve and spot tons of native floral species to the area. After, curb your sweet tooth with ice cream at Zebra-Striped Whale or doughnuts at Tabora Farm & Orchard as you conquer the Bucks County Sweet Spots Trail.

For Couples…

Day 1:

  • Bridgeton House Balcony

Check in to the romantic Aaron Burr House in New Hope. This recently renovated inn is just a few blocks away from the river. For a riverside view, check in to the Black Bass Hotel, Bridgeton House on the Delaware or Carriage House of New Hope.

Day 2:

  • Crossing Vineyards

Hop in the car and take a haunted driving tour around Bucks County! After, tickle your taste buds with some wine tasting along the Bucks County Wine Trail. More of a beer drinker? Follow the Bucks County Ale Trail instead! Plenty of breweries have ample outdoor open space.                      

Day 3:

  • Dad's Hat Whiskey

Spend the day outdoors at the breathtaking Ralph Stover State Park. Hike to the top of the trail, or rock climb to the top of High Rocks Vista for breathtaking views. Find tours and tastings of Bucks County’s distilleries at Dad's Hat Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey, 1675 Spirits, Hewn Spirits and Triple Sun Spirits.