Region: Philadelphia & The Countryside
Founded by Willian Penn in 1684, Newtown has been and continues to be one of the "coolest small towns in the nation" as declared by Yahoo! Travel. With a main street lined with unique shops, taverns and restaurants as well as a bustling festival calendar, there is always something to see and do. From historic inns full of history to classic American film, there's plenty of fun for everyone in Newtown, PA. Fun is always in season at Shady Brook Farm, one of the remaining working farms in Bucks County. With plenty of pick-your-own crops and fun festivals for the whole family happening year-round, there's something for everyone to do. Enjoy a fresh sandwich at the full-service Deli, treat yourself to a cone at Uncle Dave's Homemade Ice Cream or take home fresh produce to create your own family meal. Take time to reflect at the 9-11 Memorial Garden, the official Pennsylvania Memorial to the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks. Check out the vintage paperback novels and records at Newtown Book & Record Exchange, a specialty shop that is perfect for book and music lovers. If you’re still looking to quench your need for all things vintage, visit Alternative Dimension Toys. The shop specializes in Funko pops of all types. Take in a moving performance from the Newtown Arts Company, a nonprofit organization that presents a variety of theatrical shows ranging from classic dramas and comedies to contemporary musicals and everything in between. Committed to supporting theatre in Bucks County, this organization presents six family-friendly shows annually and grants annual scholarships directly related to local arts. Put on your best black tie and admire the beauty of classical and contemporary pieces performed by the Newtown Chamber Orchestra. Nearby Washington Crossing offers plenty of historic landmarks, some dating back to the birth of this nation. Stand in the footsteps of General George Washington at the site where he crossed the Delaware River on Christmas Night 1776, Washington Crossing Historic Park. Make sure to travel a few miles down the road to Bowman's Hill Tower, a 125-foot-tall monument to Washington and his troops which offers a gorgeous 14-mile view of the surrounding area.