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Home to eclectic shopping, riverside dining, cultural attractions, and impressive art galleries, New Hope is a small town with big city charm. You can treat yourself to some retail therapy shopping at the specialty stores all along Main Street, or you can spend an evening listening to haunted tales on a Ghost Tour– there’s something for everybody. And the best part is, you don’t have to go far from the River House to experience it all.

RIDE PRIORITY BICYCLE PROGRAM

The River House x Ride Priority Bicycle Program is an excellent way to return to nature and unlock the wonderful city of New Hope. A quick signature on the Bike Waiver will have you on two wheels and on your way to your next adventure in no time. Bikes are complimentary for registered hotel guests, but not for public use. Each one comes with a helmet and is tuned up, sanitized, and maintained by Ride Priority.  

ARTS & CULTURE

Located midway between NYC and Philadelphia – two of the nation’s highest-ranked art capitols – New Hope is one of Bucks County’s best-known towns. Frequently recognized for its cultural & artistic community and picturesque riverfront setting, it became an artists’ haven around the turn of the last century when several renowned Pennsylvania impressionist artists colonized here.

Things to check out: PNC Arts Alive Outdoor Sculpture Project, Bucks County Children’s Museum, New Hope Arts, Bucks County Playhouse, The Free Library of New Hope and Solebury.

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Just down Main Street is a treasure trove of unique boutiques to explore on your hunt for the perfect keepsake– from quirky clothing and locally produced bath products to well-curated wine selections, incense, and vintage finds. For a fully curated shopping experience, check out our friends in Peddler’s Village.

DRINK & DINE LOCAL

Not to brag, but thanks to its diverse population, New Hope’s culinary scene is on point. There’s an incredible array of good food, with a story behind every mom and pop shop you stop at. From date night to weekend brunch with pals– there’s something for all you foodies out there. Come hungry.

RETURN TO NATURE

Reconnecting with nature is easy at River House. Our prime riverfront location offers convenient access to all of the seasonal adventures that Bucks County has to offer, many within walking distance of your guestroom. Enjoy scenic views from endless hiking and biking trails, including the historic Towpath – best explored on our fleet of custom bikes – to lazy river rafting explorations. Or enjoy a morning walk on the trails at the Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve to find out about native wildflowers, meadows, and creeks.

ADVENTURES IN ANTIQUING

Antiques aren’t just for grandma’s living room. In New Hope and beyond, Bucks County’s breadth of history translates into a wealth of antiquing opportunities.

Head across the walking bridge to Lambertville and visit the Antiques Center at the People’s Store– an anchor of “antique row” offering options from 50 dealers and artists that dates back to 1839.

SHOWBIZ, BABY

French actress and singer Odette Myrtil was known as quite the host during the heyday of the cabaret that once stood where River House lives today. In addition to the weekly live entertainment and future cabaret shows at River House, an unparalleled performance arts community is right outside our doors.

A quintessential starting point in New Hope is The Bucks County Playhouse. The theater operates as a non-profit with its mission of providing the finest in theatrical entertainment and to stimulate, support, inspire and celebrate the performing arts in New Hope and Bucks County.

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
NIGHTLY 6pm – 9pm
SATURDAY + SUNDAY 11:30am – 2:30pm
VIEW LINEUP

COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

New Hope has long been a riverfront gathering place for visitors from near and far, but at its core, our quaint town is a tight-knit community. A haven for artists and musicians, chefs, purveyors, boutique innovators, and more to create a home reflective of their creative spirit. From the area’s largest Pride parade and celebration to seasonal festivals, notable performances at the Playhouse, and artist showcases, there’s always something going on.