Travel: Travel With a Passion: Bucks County
* What to do
Tour the James A. Michener Art Museum (above), with its collection of Pennsylvania Impressionist works, many of them given by Philly’s Lenfest family, and a lovely sculpture garden (138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, 215-340-9800; michenermuseum.org). Fonthill is a spectacular 44-room castle built of ornate tiles and concrete in 1908 (East Court Street and Route 313, Doylestown, 215-348-9461; mercermuseum.org).
* Where to stay
The Mansion Inn is a haven of toile-upholstered comfort (9 South Main Street, New Hope, 215-862-1231, themansioninn.com; rooms from $155).
* Where to eat
Hamilton’s Grill Room is the best place for excellent meats and fish in a canal-side atmosphere; BYOB (8 Coryell Street, Lambertville, 609-397-4343, hamiltonsgrillroom.com; dinner for two, about $75). 90 Main brings a city vibe to New Hope with its lounge atmosphere and greatest-hits-of-hipster-dining dishes like crispy calamari salad and Thai chicken skewers (90 South Main Street, New Hope, 215-862-3030, 90mainlounge.com; dinner for two, about $65 with wine).