5 things to do during a weekend getaway in Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Bucks County, Pennsylvania is full of quaint towns, green pastures and beautiful history. Conveniently nestled between New York City and Philadelphia, Bucks County makes for the perfect weekend getaway to get out of the big city.

Come kick back along the cute main streets. Enjoy the eclectic mix of art, music, nature and history all at a small town pace. To take full advantage of all the green areas Bucks County has to offer, it is best to visit in the late spring and summer.

We have created a top five list of things to do during a weekend getaway to Bucks County. Hopefully it will inspire you to hop in the car and head on over to Pennsylvania!

1. Go on a bike tour around Doylestown

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Doylestown has a beautiful walkable historic downtown area. Doylestown is the perfect town for a romantic or family getaway. We went on a 13 mile beer bike tour with Encore Rides and learned so much about the history of this wonderful town. After the tour we enjoyed a flight of craft beers at the Hops Bar and Grill.

2. Explore the cute town of New Hope

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The small town of New Hope is located along the Delaware River. This all American city has an eccentric mix with a little bit of something for everyone. Take a walk down Main Street and check out the many boutique stores. If it is a warm sunny day grab a cold drink at one of many restaurants.

You are never too far from the beautiful nature with the Delaware Canal just a short walk away. As the sun goes down get ready for some lively music from the many local musicians.

3. Visit the Historic Covered Bridges

Photo by Visit Bucks County
Photo by Visit Bucks County

Across Bucks County there are 12 historic covered bridges. Head out through the county for a unique look at what the area has to offer. The covered bridges remain off the main roads, so it is perfect way to get out into the heart of Bucks County. Each bridge has its own unique look and story to tell. Make sure to bring along a tripod for a fun photo series!

4. Go Paddle Boarding

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Bucks County is the perfect place to enjoy nature. During summer the days are warm and a good way to enjoy the weather is with water activities. We went paddle boarding with Driftwood Water Adventures in Falls Township Community Park. This was our first time on a SUP and we had a blast.

If paddle boarding is not for you you can also rent kayaks or even take Paddle-Yoga lessons. If you have never been on a paddleboard this is the place to learn it!

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5. Float Down the Delaware River on a Tube

Photo by Visit Bucks County
Photo by Visit Bucks County

There is no better way to cool off on a warm summer day than in the water! Grab your bathing suit and head on over for a relaxing float down the Delaware River. River Country offers more than just tubing down the river. If you are looking for something a little more active they also have kayaking and rafting.

We would suggest calling ahead, especially if it has rained recently to make sure the river is not too high.

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