Visiting Newtown PA What to Do?

Planning a Newtown, Bucks County Day Trip

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 Historic Newtown, PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia, PA—Historic Newtown, Pennsylvania, is a small borough in Bucks County. It is located just west of Trenton, New Jersey, and is approximately 25 minutes from the Philadelphia metropolitan area.

Explore Historic Newtown, Pennsylvania: A Charming Day Trip from Philadelphia

Easily accessible from Philadelphia via I-95 North, Newtown beckons with its historic charm, unique shops, and diverse dining scene. Follow Route 332 West and make a right at the seventh traffic light onto South State Street, then another right at the second light to reach the heart of Newtown.

Immerse Yourself in History:

  • Half Moon Inn Museum: Step back in time at this 18th-century inn, open for tours on Sundays from 2 PM to 4 PM, from June to August. (215) 968-4004
  • Historical Walking Tour: Embark on a guided stroll through Newtown's rich past. Reserve your spot by contacting the Court Inn at (215) 968-4004.
  • Library of Newtown History: Delve into local history at this treasure trove of information housed within the Half Moon Inn. Hours are Tuesday 9 AM - 3 PM and Thursday 7 PM - 9 PM, closed July through August. (215) 968-4004

Indulge in Retail Therapy:

  • Newtown Book & Record Exchange: A haven for bibliophiles and music lovers, offering a curated selection of books and vinyl.
  • Alternative Dimension Toys: Relive your childhood with a visit to this quirky toy store filled with nostalgic favorites and unique finds.
  • The Tubby Olive: Elevate your culinary creations with gourmet olive oils and balsamic vinegar, available on tap at this specialty shop.

Savor Culinary Delights:

  • Becky's Newtown Deli: A local favorite for classic deli sandwiches and salads. (215) 968-3362
  • The Brick Hotel: Enjoy upscale dining in a historic setting at Rocco's at the Brick Hotel. (215) 860-8313
  • State Street Kitchen: Savor contemporary American cuisine with a focus on fresh, seasonal ingredients. (215) 968-7665
  • Thyme: Experience a culinary journey through the Mediterranean with their flavorful dishes. (215) 579-6152

Caffeine Fix & Libations:

  • Starbucks Coffee: Get your caffeine fix at this familiar coffee chain. (215) 579-3370
  • The Coffee Room: This local cafe has a cozy atmosphere and specialty coffee drinks. (215) 550-6130
  • The Club House Bar & Grille: Unwind with a cold beer or craft cocktail at this lively sports bar. (215) 860-5566

Rest Your Head:

  • The Temperance House Inn: Stay in the heart of Newtown at this charming inn with a rich history. (215) 944-8050
  • The Brick Hotel: Experience luxury and comfort at this historic hotel with modern amenities. (215) 860-8313


You can find ample on-street parking or utilize one of the two municipal parking lots located behind stores on South State Street or next to Borough Hall. Please note the two-hour time limit on State Street between Greene and Penn Streets and the three-hour limit in the parking lots.

Newtown awaits, offering a delightful blend of history, shopping, dining, and relaxation, just a short drive from Philadelphia.

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Written By: Philly Bite Magazines Staff

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