The weather is getting warmer which makes it the perfect time of the year to start planning some fun local road trips. This past weekend we had the pleasure to visit Bucks County PA in partnership with Visit Bucks County. Bucks County, PA is just a short 1.5-2 hour drive from Northern NJ/NYC which makes it the perfect location for a quick local getaway. Bucks County is known for its many historic sites but it has no shortage of delicious restaurants and fun activities for any traveler.
Here is the perfect weekend getaway itinerary:
We picked up our rental vehicle thanks to our friends at Hertz and headed down Route 202….the ride was super smooth and quick and in less than 1.5 hours we were checking into our hotel. We stood at the Fox & Hound Bed and Breakfast; this cozy and elegant inn sits in New Hope, PA just a few minutes from the center of town. The Inn offered the perfect room setup for our weekend trip. The rooms were super cleaned and comfortable and the breakfast they served was delicious!
Once we settled in we headed to dinner over at Greenhouse right on Main Street and just a few minutes from the Inn. The food there was delicious and the ambiance was just perfect. After dinner we had the outdoor fire pit turned on and it was the perfect setting for a Friday night.
We walked around the Main Street area after dinner before heading back to Fox & Hound Bed and Breakfast. Main Street in New Hope is filled with amazing restaurants, shops and historic sites to visit like the Bucks County Playhouse or catching the sunset over the Delaware River. There is so much to see and do right in New Hope.
The next morning we had a perfect spring day...the sun was shining bright so we opted to have breakfast outside on the gazebo. Due to covid restrictions Fox & Hound Bed and Breakfast has their dining area closed off but they can either bring your breakfast to your room or you can enjoy it in one of their outdoor areas. The breakfast spread was delicious and had us ready for our day.
First up on our agenda was a salt therapy session over at the Salt Cave in Newton. If you have never experienced a salt therapy treatment then you will be in for a treat! Their salt caves are made up of pink himalayan salt that not only provides a relaxing experience but it's also proven to have many health benefits.
You will come out feeling extremely relaxed and ready for the next activity on hand.
After our session at the Salt Cave we decided to take a drive around Bucks County and check out some of the covered bridges in the area.
Thanks to our rental from Hertz we had a comfortable and clean ride….we took our rental and checked out two local covered bridges. You can do a full self guided tour of all 12 covered bridges in the area. We stopped at the Cabin Run Covered Bridge and the Loux Covered Bridge which are a few minutes from each other. This is the perfect way to see the many neighborhoods while reliving some of Bucks County history. For the full self guide to the covered bridges click HERE.
We then drove to Peddlers Village in Lahaska; this charming historic village is filled with so many cute shops and some delicious restaurants. During our trip they were having their annual Peeps In The Village display; this is the perfect activity especially for kids. If you are planning a trip to the area then you must check the creative displays out and cast your vote. The displays will be on display until April 17th.
The moment you step foot in Peddlers Village you feel like you are in the middle of a Hallmark Movie; we walked around and checked out some of the local shops. We had the most magical sunset while exploring Peddlers Village. We decided to grab some takeout food from Earl’s New American and headed back to Fox & Hound.
We relaxed in our room while eating our dinner by the fireplace…..and just like that day two had come to an end.
We were greeted the next morning with another delicious breakfast spread; it was raining so we decided to eat in our room. The french toast was just DELICIOUS! One of my favorite things about Fox & Hound was their delicious meals and their amazing hospitality. Kathy & Lisa were always accessible during our stay and offered so many great local recommendations; staying here felt like home.
We packed up our rental car and headed back to Peddler’s Village to grab some delicious BBQ food from Holy Que Smokehouse; they are serving up some delicious Texas smokehouse spread. It’s the perfect spot for casual dinning or perfect to grab on the go.
Once we had secured our BBQ food we were ready for our last stop of the trip. As soon as we got home we unpacked our lunch and the food was DELICIOUS….from the BBQ Ribs to the Mac and Cheese Holy Que delivered in flavor and it's a must visit when in Bucks Co.
We drove over to Fonthill Castle which is about a 10 minute drive from Peddler's Village. If you are a history buff or are a fan of architecture and beautiful tile work then visiting Fonthill Castle is a must during your trip to Bucks County. The cost for a guided tour is $15 for adults & $8 for kids. The tour itself took about an hour and it was such a great way to learn about Henry Mercer and some local history.
Once we were done with our tour we explored some of the outdoor grounds. Unfortunately the weather wasn't the best so we didn't spend too much time outside. After taking some must IG worthy pics it was time for us to hit the road and drive back home.
Just like that our weekend trip to Bucks County had come to an end. We loved that it's so close to home which makes it perfect for a weekend trip or even a day trip. Thanks to our friends at Hertz for always hooking us up with a great car rent and our friends at Visit Bucks County for setting us up with the perfect mother-daughter weekend trip. We are counting the days to visit Bucks County again!
*Visit Bucks County hosted us during our trip and Hertz provided us with a complimentary rental; however the thoughts expressed above are our truthful opinion and we really had a great trip.