8 A.M. Start the day with breakfast at the charming, cozy Karla’s (5 West Mechanic St.). Power up with classic diner favorites or opt for something different, like Chilaquiles verde with tomatillo salsa, avocado, cotija and a fried egg or Nina’s frangipane waffles with pastry cream, toasted almonds and fresh fruit.
9 A.M. You could easily spend the day exploring the art galleries and shops of both New Hope and Lambertville, N. J. It’s just a short walk across a footbridge over the Delaware River and a haven for antique lovers.
Check out Scrambled Gallery of Gifts (39 West Bridge St.) for truly unique handcrafted items and don’t miss The Red Tulip Gallery (19C West Bridge St.) , an artists’ cooperative.
Explore Main and Bridge streets for more artisan shops like UpMade (102 South Main St.), The Soap Opera Company (44 South Main St.) and the Spotted Owl (15 East Bridge St.).
Continue exploring Main and Bridge streets for more galleries and specialty shops from bookstores to hot sauce and cigars.
11 A.M. You’ve spent the morning admiring art. Now it’s time to channel that creativity and make your own candle during a class at Wax N Scent Studio (15 North Main St.). Create a richly scented soy candle that you can customize with glitter, wildflowers, a wooden wick, gems and other details.
1 P.M. Visit Triumph Brewing (400 Union Square Drive) to sample a maibock, kolsch or other traditional German beer and enjoy small plates including eggplant meatball sliders, bao buns and other bar fare.
2 P.M. Hop on an antique coach pulled by a 1925 Baldwin Steam Locomotive on a narrated train route aboard the New Hope Railroad (32 West Bridge St.). The 45-minute ride offers amazing views of the area, a brief history lesson and a unique, unforgettable experience.
3 P.M. Stop and smell the flowers on a late afternoon stroll at Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve (1635 River Road), where over 700 native species grow on 134 acres. Explore the four miles of trails and look for waves of summer wildflowers and native grasses along the way.
6 P.M. Fun foodie destinations abound and most of them include an al fresco component to enjoy spectacular nature views.
Try a kimchi burger or venison chops while dining fireside at GreenHouse (90 South Main St.), enjoy wine flights and Mediterranean-inspired small plates at Nektar (8 West Mechanic St.), or try Stella (50 South Main St.) for locally inspired fare sourced from the region: think local trout and Berks County Pekin duck.
8 P.M. Catch a show at the historic Bucks County Playhouse, which dates to 1790 and was saved in the 1930s by a band of artists, including a Broadway playwright.
Known as “America’s Most Famous Summer Theater,” the playhouse’s lineup for this season includes productions of “Kinky Boots,” “Dames at Sea” and “Evita.”
11 P.M. John & Peter’s (96 South Main St.) is a vibrant live music venue that’s been hosting bands nearly 365 days a year since it opened in 1972. Loud music, cold beer and a retro atmosphere make for a fun night out.
STAYING OVER? The newly renovated River House at Odette’s (274 S. River Road) is a beautiful riverfront inn with 38 modern, eclectic rooms that offer mountain and river views.
You can even enjoy a nightcap at their piano lounge or, for guests with the password, a Prohibition-inspired rooftop bar.