10 Stops for a Spring Getaway in Bucks County, PA

Wednesday, April 27, 2022
The birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming, and the weather is warming up, so it's time to plan for some great Spring getaways! Bucks County, Pennsylvania is one of our favorite places to visit. Check out these 10 fun stops you can make in Bucks County PA this season!

Disclosure: the information in this post comes from the Visit Bucks County PA press release. But I wouldn't tell you to visit if I didn't totally love it there myself, trust me. 

1.  Spring Fun at Peddler's Village

There is so much fun to be had at Peddler's Village!  The Cupcake Decorating Competition is back, and you can view these SWEET cupcake entries on display from May 1-15. This icing-laced display will include professional and amateur culinary creations in four categories: Traditional, Baker’s Choice, Student, and Kids. Admission to the display is free. 

WHEN: May 1-15
WHERE: Peddler's Village (Housed in the Visitor & Event Center - Red Barn, located off Street Road and Peddler’s Lane)

photo courtesy of Peddler's Village

2. Paint at the Wineries for the NEW Bucks County Wine & Art Trail

The Bucks County Wine & Art Trail is a new partnership between Visit Bucks County (VBC) and the Arts & Cultural Council of Bucks County (A&C). Artists working in all mediums and styles are invited to visit participating wineries throughout Bucks County from now through July 1, 2022 to create works for the Bucks County Wine & Art Trail.  Artists may work on site en plein air or may visit wineries to photograph and/or sketch in preparation for works to be created in their studios. The final, curated works will be displayed at the wineries on professionally printed weatherproof display panels and at an in-person exhibition, sale, and community reception at Freeman Hall in Doylestown in July 2023. Similar to VBC’s Bucks County Ale Trail, the Wine & Art Trail will have a mobile passport component where participants must check-in digitally at 3 or more participating wineries to get a FREE set of limited-edition Bucks County fine art notecards featuring works of art created at the wineries. Each notecard will have the artist’s contact information printed on the back. The passport will go live in October.

WHEN: Now through July 1, 2022

image courtesy of Visit Bucks County

3. Celebrate Pride

The annual festivities for Pride include special events, like parties and educational activities, culminating with parades, fairs and live entertainment.

WHEN & WHERE: May 20-22 (New Hope); June 11-19 (Doylestown); June (Perkasie Borough)

image courtesy of New Hope Pride

4. Ride the new Big Bird's Tour Bus ride at Elmo's Spring Spectacular

Elmo’s Springtacular at Sesame Place is filled with furry fun and exciting events! Join in on the fun with an exciting line up of meet & greets, music, magic, pirate adventures, and fireworks. It’s a great time to get back to fun in our spacious outdoor park. Beep, beep! Buckle up and get ready to take a ride on the ALL-NEW Big Bird’s Tour bus! The whole family will enjoy a ride on this oversized, red double-decker bus with Big Bird and some of his furry friends. The bus goes around and around with a Sesame Street-inspired cityscape as the backdrop bringing smiles to everyone on board!

WHEN: Now - June 19, 2022 (weekends only)

photo courtesy of Sesame Place

5. Celebrate berry sweet traditions with Strawberry Month

Stop by on weekends in May for live entertainment and family activities. Savor strawberry-themed food and drink specials all month long at our restaurants and eateries.

WHEN: May 7-29, 2022

photo courtesy of Peddler's Village

6. View the exhibit "Keith Haring: A Radiant Legacy" at the Michener Art Museum

Keith Haring (1958-1990) was arguably the most accomplished and prominent American artist of the 1980s. Born in Reading, PA, and raised in nearby Kutztown, Haring developed an early love for drawing. A private collection of more than 100 works, the show contains unique and notable pieces, including two rare Subway drawings, complete suites (including Ludo, Free South Africa, The Story of Red and Blue, Apocalypse, Stones, Icons, White Icons, Bad Boys, Kalish), Medusa Head (the largest print in the artist’s oeuvre), Growing #2.

WHEN: Now through July 31, 2022

photo courtesy of Keith Haring/Michener Art Museum

7. Ride the rails on the Buckingham Valley Excursion or Grapevine Express

On the Buckingham Valley Excursion, passengers will enjoy a 2-hour round-trip train ride through scenic Bucks County on the “New Hope Branch” route, originally the North-East Pennsylvania Railroad and later part of the Reading Railroad. Passengers will ride aboard beautifully restored vintage (early 1900’s) passenger coaches while a narrator will provide you with interesting historical facts and stories of significant cultural locations along the route. On the Grapevine Express, enjoy an adults-only Wine and Cheese Excursion and enjoy fine gourmet cheese, artisan crackers, meats, fruit, and our featured local wines. 

photo via New Hope Railroad

8. Get up to see "Awaken: An Experimental Exhibit" at the Mercer Museum

Awaken ______:  An Experimental Exhibit offers visitors a reimagined and awakened Mercer Museum experience, reinventing unused museum spaces into areas in which to engage more deeply with the collections and one another. It will reintroduce the Mercer Museum in a fresh, unexpected and exciting way. These exhibits are meant to be working prototypes, not polished exhibits in the traditional sense, and are designed to offer “mini-excursions” adjacent to the larger experience of the Mercer Museum core.

WHEN: Beginning March 1, 2022

image courtesy of Mercer Museum

9. Take a photo and a tour of the gardens at Andalusia

Tour the lush, stunning florals property overlooking the Delaware River at Andalusia. The 65-acre picturesque estate contains the Biddle family's early 19th-century Greek Revival mansion, surrounded by stunning, native woodlands and spectacular formal gardens.

WHEN: Now through October 30, 2022
photo courtesy of Andalusia

10. See a Spring show at the Bristol Riverside Theatre

There are so many entertaining shows to see at the Bristol Riverside Theatre this year! Don't miss  A Few Good Men (May 3-22) and Live from New York: It's Comedy Night (May 28).

photo courtesy of Bristol Riverside Theatre

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