Find a blooming beauty in Bucks County.
Countless people head to museums and galleries each year hoping to be touched by a meaningful piece of art or to view something with historic significance. And whether one enjoys looking at sculptures, portraits, photography, old documents or even early transportation devices, there’s no shortage of museums in the state of Pennsylvania for people to check out and enjoy
The second annual Bucks County Dragon Boat Festival was a big event executed by a small sta of volunteers.
Chris Wetzel, vice president of the Bucks County Dragon Boat Association, got the idea for his organization to host its own event after he got hooked on the sport of dragon boat racing and started attending competitions.
Covered bridges. Check. Rolling hills. Check. Paths that snake alongside a historic canal. Check. Bucks County really is a scenic spot, and there is no better way to experience it than atop a bicycle. Until now, groups staying in the New Hope region didn’t really have an organized opportunity to see the region on two wheels. That is until Tia and Alex Tinsley came along. Tia, a Bucks County native, met her now-husband Alex while living in London. Alex was an avid biker and Tia soon followed suit.
Location: Being near multiple cities is a luxury not every city has, but if you visit Bucks County, the options are endless. Located only 25 miles from Philadelphia, Bucks County is also 75 miles from New York City and 125 miles from Baltimore. The Delaware River runs along the eastern and some southern parts of the county.
The Black Bass Hotel has 18th-century charm and room for everyone.
In May, Visit Bucks County revealed the recipients of the tourism office's Spring 2015 Tourism Grant program; thirty-one nonprofit tourism organizations together will receive $219,000.
The program, implemented seven years ago to help with the development and enhancement of nonprofit tourism, has distributed more than $2.3 million since its inception.
The funding will be used for website redesigns, enhancements, marketing collateral, capital improvements, tourism product development and more.
In conjunction with National Travel and Tourism Week, yesterday, Visit Bucks County handed out awards during its Travel & Tourism Annual Awards breakfast.
The program honors industry employees and organizations for their accomplishments, service and leadership. The awards included Hospitality Leadership Award, Guest Excellence Award, Community Service Award and the Rising Star Award.
Collectors and avid supporters of the arts, homeowners Tim and Millena Coffey graciously open the doors of their historic home to host events from large fundraisers for the James A. Michener Art Museum to intimate luncheons for the Friends of the Delaware Canal.
As spring approaches, it’s time for us to shed our gloves and parkas and head outdoors. Bucks County has a whole slate of festivals planned to let you do just that.