The snow is golden at night, with the warm gas street lights shining on the drifts, here in Doylestown, PA. Our compact little town makes walking an attractive option even in the middle of January. One of the delights of winter is more chances to go to the movies. Right now The County Theater is showing two award winners, Black Swan and The King’s Speech. I’ve seen both of them twice and thought that The King’s Speech holds up better to multiple viewing. The County is always showing something you won’t find at the mall and it’s right in the middle of town.
You can easily spend a day visiting our two unique museums, the Mercer, which has a huge collection of tools of early American life, including a real whaling boat and a Conestoga wagon hanging from the ceiling (and if you’re lucky you can watch the kids sledding on the museum hill); and the Michener, which has the best collection of works by Bucks County artists, as well as traveling exhibits, a really great gift shop and a small café. In the summer you can eat outside in the courtyard and watch the sculptures or the people, but today I’d sit inside and see how the sculptures look covered with snow and maybe buy myself a new piece of jewelry.
So after a day visiting our museums, and having a great dinner at one of our many restaurants, seeing an award-winning movie and stopping in at a coffee house or a friendly bar for a nightcap, you can walk the block and a half, back to your cozy room in the Hargrave House Bed and Breakfast. You’ll just be chilled, making the big hot tub and the king size bed all the more attractive. In the morning our superb innkeeper, Lorna will send you on your way with a tasty breakfast. And you’ll be longing to return to Doylestown to see what spring has to offer in beautiful Bucks County.
Posted : January 28, 2011