Hot Spots in Bucks County
Bucks County Highlights
Bucks County’s quaint towns and charming main streets are filled with fantastic dining and unique shopping. Whether you are looking to experience the Cultural District of Doylestown or lively nightlife along the Delaware in New Hope, adventure awaits you around every block. Looking for unique shopping? Venture to Peddler’s Village for one-of-a-kind items or Mill Street in Bristol for antiques and collectibles. Be sure to stop in Yardley or Newtown to check out the latest pubs and breweries.
Newtown has a proud heritage, tracing its roots back to William Penn, who purchased 5,000 acres from the Leni Lenape Indians in 1683. He named this land my “New Township”, which gradually evolved to Newtown Township. Newtown served as the County Seat of Bucks County from 1726 until 1813, when the Court was moved to Doylestown. In 1838, the area comprising the commercial center, plus a number of homes, was incorporated into Newtown Borough. Today, the Township surrounds Newtown Borough and each has its own form of government. The once rural community has rapidly changed with homes replacing farmland. The Board of Supervisors has endeavored to maintain the Colonial charm of the 300-year-old community through the Comprehensive Plan and the Historic District Classification.
Peddler’s Village is located just minutes from historic New Hope and Doylestown, PA and Lambertville, NJ, in beautiful Buck’s County, Peddler’s Village is a charming resort destination featuring 65 specialty shops, five restaurants, the luxurious Golden Plough Inn, and Giggleberry Fair, a family entertainment center. Spread over 42 acres of lushly landscaped gardens and winding red brick pedestrian pathways, Peddler’s Village is the third most visited attraction in the state. You could spend days exploring the art galleries, gourmet foods stores, gift shops and home furnishings stores. On weekends throughout the year, festivals and special events showcase the splendor of the season – whether it’s strawberries, scarecrows or Santa Claus.