The 622 square mile area of Bucks County is a particularly warm and welcoming place with rolling hills, working farms, and picturesque towns. Visitors in search of historical or artistic treasures, charming accommodations, and eclectic shops will find that Bucks County offers it all and is conveniently located 25 miles from Philadelphia and 75 miles from New York City. The county is on the far eastern side of the state, where it shares the beautiful Delaware River as a border with New Jersey.
New Hope, the popular artist colony, is one of Bucks County’s premiere travel locations. Home of such renowned artists Daniel Garber and Edward Redfield, New Hope offers elegant art galleries as well as unique shops, over 30 fine restaurants, and romantic bed and breakfasts. Add the historical attractions, like the New Hope & Ivyland Railroad, and you’ll find the town’s allure as enchanting today as it was to so many eminent figures of the past.
The history of Bucks County dates back as far as the late 1600s. Places like Pennsbury Manor, the 17th century house of William Penn, or Washington Crossing Historic Park, where George Washington crossed the Delaware River, are great places featuring a sample of the extensive place in history that Bucks County holds. The town of Doylestown itself offers several historical attractions including Fonthill Museum, Mercer Museum, the Moravian Pottery & Tile Works, and the James A. Michener Art Museum, which all tell the story of creative genius Henry Mercer by exhibiting his tiles, mosaics from around the world as well as furnishings and tools of early America.
Bucks County is home to Sesame Place®, the nation’s only theme park based entirely on the award-winning television show Sesame Street. Kids and families enjoy the opportunity to sing and dance, play on thrill rides, and slide down water adventures with everyone’s favorite Sesame Street friends there to join in the fun. With plenty of parks, nature centers and even working farms, the county also offers plenty of opportunities to spend time together outdoors! Check out the Bucks County Parks and Recreation site for all of the state parks and facilities for a full listing of all the fun and activities available. Or visit the Bucks County Children’s Museum where they provide an environment that connects ALL children to the world around them and inspires learning through PLAY.
Shopping, Antiquing, and More!
Whether looking for a unique gift, antiques, collectibles, or just a fun shopping experience, Bucks County has something for you. Our communities across the county all feature a variety of malls and shopping centers and amidst 42 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and brick walkways is also Peddler’s Village. Here over 60 one-of-a-kind specialty shops provide a unique and enchanting shopping experience. The county is also home to Byers’ Choice®, makers of America’s beloved Caroler® figurines, where patrons can visit the premises and watch the skilled artisans meticulously piece together Caroler figurines by hand. Or savor a day along Bucks County’s Wine Trail, encompassing hundreds of acres of vineyards. Book a tour individually with each winery to get educated on the skills of wine-making or hop aboard the Tastings and Tours bus, where a local winery tour guide will facilitate your experience of the beautiful views and award-winning wines. Spend a quiet weekend at a genuine country inn or get cozy in one of the many charming Bed & Breakfasts. There are also many contemporary, convenient hotels or motels and beautiful campgrounds. Bucks County can accommodate everyone — with a wide variety of explorations and adventures to fit every lifestyle!