Bucks County
Aerial of Bucks County Playhouse

NEW HOPE

Home to eclectic shopping, riverside restaurants and cultural attractions, New Hope is a scenic small town located directly adjacent to the Delaware River. There is plenty to see and do on this marvelous Main Street that has been highlighted in countless publications, like Travel + Leisure and USA Today!

  • Fishing on the Delaware Canal

HISTORY

Originally known as Coryell's Ferry, New Hope houses more than 200 years of history. The canal, stretching 60 miles from Easton in the north to Bristol in the south, runs through the heart of downtown New Hope, with four of the original locks, as well as the restored Locktender's House located within the borough. Learn more about the history of New Hope through a walking tour with the New Hope Historical Society. Tour Parry Mansion, built in 1784 by one of New Hope's founders, Benjamin Parry. Walk by the Bucks County Playhouse, which was constructed in the early 20th century and has hosted celebrities such as Grace Kelly, Dick Van Dyke and so many more.

  • Olivia‚Äôs Bridge Street Inn

BED & BREAKFASTS

Spend a night (or two!) in this charming town with a stay one of the area's fine bed and breakfasts. Downtown New Hope features exceptional accommodations like the 1870 Wedgwood Inn, Olivia's Bridge Street Inn, Fox & Hound Inn and more. Just a few miles south of town is the luxurious Inn at Bowman's Hill. This AAA Four-Diamond bed and breakfast offers four rooms and four suites, perfect for a romantic weekend getaway. The Pineapple Hill Inn is beautifully decorated with handpicked antiques, Porches on the Towpath is a hidden and secluded getaway and the Carriage House of New Hope is filled with modern amenities with idyllic views.

View all New Hope B&B’s here.

  • The Deck

RESTAURANTS

Top-notch chefs have brought a world of flavors to New Hope, making it one of Bucks County's premier restaurant destinations. Marsha Brown brings a taste of New Orleans, Nektar, The Landing and Martine’s RiverHouse Restaurant provide scenic views of the Delaware River, Karla’s and Sprig & Vine serve delectable healthy brunch, Stella by Jose Garces, The Deck at Bucks County Playhouse and the Logan Inn brings continental cuisine in historic settings, and The Salt House brings on the gourmet cocktails.

View all New Hope restaurants here.

  • New Hope Railroad

ATTRACTIONS

Take the kids on a walk on one of the trails at the Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve to find out about native wildflowers, meadows and creeks. Ride the rails of history along the New Hope Railroad, a 1925 steam locomotive or powerful diesel engine lead passengers on a 45-minute rides through Bucks County's picturesque countryside. Step back in a time with a walk along the towpath in Delaware Canal State Park. Follow a lantern led walk through picturesque streets where you'll learn about a phantom hitchhiker or a historic ghost-filled inn on Ghost Tours of New Hope.

  • Celt-Iberia Traders

SHOPPING

Take a stroll down New Hope's Main Street and browse through the town's collection of unique shops and boutiques. Hand-crafted household items, jewelry and pottery are among the many unique gifts available at Heart of the Home. Look your best with the latest European fashions for men and women at Savioni Designer Boutique and gifts and sweaters from Spain and Ireland at Celt-Iberia Traders. Find so much more at all the boutique shops along the streets.

View all New Hope shopping here.

  • New Hope PrideFest 2019

LGBTQ+

The eclectic community of New Hope is the gay-friendly centerpiece of Bucks County's breathtaking countryside. New Hope celebrates the LGBTQ+ community with the annual Pride Week and Parade, a celebration held each May throughout the downtown area. The event includes a block party, live music and entertainment, vendor fair and the area's largest parade. New Hope also is home to many LGBT-friendly businesses. The Wishing Well Guesthouse is a TAG Approved Accommodation and has been lauded by OUT Magazine.