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10 Epic Fall Getaways You Need to Put on Your Calendar

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Who needs New England when you can plan a leaf-laden tour of nearby Bucks County? Skip the city this fall and plan a weekend getaway to the Philadelphia suburbs where there are plenty of spots for lodging, dining and entertainment. Here, we’ve called out 25 different sites grouped by region so you can start planning your itinerary:

Stay: 1740 House, 3690 River Road, New Hope
Eat: For divine Creole cuisine, pay a visit to New Hope favorite Marsha Brown. Housed in a 125-year-old stone church, they serve up dishes like Real Gumbo Ya Ya, Bourbon Street Sautéed Catfish and Eggplant Ophelia. To imbibe, peruse the impressive wine cellar at Lambertville Station Restaurant. Psst: they also offer a wonderful Sunday brunch.
Play: Purchase tickets for a show at Bucks County Playhouse. Consult the performance calendar ahead of time to see what’s playing that night.

Stay: The Brick Tavern Inn, 2460 Old Bethlehem Pike, Quakertown
Eat: Enjoy a meal with family or friends at McCoole’s at the Historic Red Lion Inn. The cozy dining area and comforting fare make it the perfect spot for an autumnal experience. After dinner, swing by Rosemarie’s Italian Ice for a giant ice cream sandwich or a scoop of their famous water ice.
Play: Ideal for antique buffs, Quakertown is home to a bevy of charming antique shops like both Antiques at 200 East and East Broad Antiques. There’s also a 12,000-square-foot antique mall where shoppers are sure to find all sorts of quirky goods.

Stay: Black Bass Hotel, 3774 River Road, Lumberville
Eat: With a view overlooking the Delaware River and a menu boasting Main lobster pappardelle, Black Bass Hotel Restaurant is perfect for long, leisurely dinners. Or, swing by the Logan Inn Restaurant for elevated classics like steak frites and baked meatloaf.
Play: Through the third weekend in November, Ghost Tours of New Hope will be providing spooky entertainment with weekly tours of neighborhood haunts where ghosts supposedly reside.

Stay: Bucks County Cottage on the Delaware, 699 River Road, Yardley
Eat: Join friends for casual dining at the charming Continental Tavern. Though steeped in history (its roots date back to 1860), the local favorite is also a great place to enjoy a brew. In the mood for treat? Sample one of the tasty baked goods at Cramer Bakery Inc.
Play: Continue your tour de history with a visit to the former home of Pennsylvania’s founder William Penn. Pennsbury Manor offers not only guided tours, but also seasonal events like a day of authentic open-hearth cooking.

Stay: The Golden Plough Inn, Route 202 & Route 263, Lahaska
Eat: Enjoy a delicious Italian meal at Villaggio Italian Restaurant where you can order most dishes for one or two, making it an ideal locale for sharing.
Play: The obvious pick for a local excursion and bountiful shopping is Peddler’s Village, an 18th-century shopping village that houses 65 shops. But if you’re travelling with your significant other, consider a visit to nearby Wycombe Vineyards in Furlong or Buckingham Valley Vineyards and Winery in Buckingham to sample local vino. There are nine wineries on the Bucks County Wine Trail to explore.

For more information about planning your weekend getaway to Bucks County, click here.