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New Hope PA is on the west side of the Delaware River in Bucks County PA across from Lambertville NJ. It is an easy drive from Princeton NJ or the Jersey Shore.

Of the two, this city is more touristy and has more touristy stores and restaurants. On weekends, you will see a large number of motorcyclists in town. I found it interesting with some fun shops, galleries, bars and restaurants. There are some historic homes to visit as well.

The Landing: The perfect spot for lunch or dinner with its lovely patio along the river. 22 N. Main St.

Bucks County Playhouse: For 75 years this “summer stock” theater features a summer series of plays and musicals featuring world-class actors from Broadway and Hollywood. There are matinees on weekends and Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. The season, from May to September, features four productions. I enjoyed Marsha Mason in Deathtrap, a popular thriller. After the season there are special events, children’s programs, performances, comedy and dance throughout the year. The Intro to Playwriting, a Playwrights and Actors Festival and a Talk Story class are available to adults. 70 S. Main.

Bitter Bob’s: As a Bob, I had to choose Bitter Bob’s for BBQ and Comfort Food. 110 S. Main St. They serve breakfast on weekends until noon and soon until 11:30 on weekdays. I had to try the eggs benedict with pork roll. Taylor’s Pork Roll or Taylor’s Ham is a NJ staple that I have enjoyed all of my life. Don’t miss it.

After lunch, make sure to visit Nina’s Waffles & Sweets for their great homemade ice cream. Just west of Main at 31 W. Mechanic St.

Next time I want to try the Logan Inn for lunch or dinner which is located in an historic inn from 1727.

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