Destination guide

What's in a name, eh? Quite a lot, actually

Well they didn't call it "Worn-Out Despair," did they? It's a safe bet that anywhere with a name like New Hope is not going to be famous for its depressing atmosphere, and this optimistic little place has a real buzz about it, especially on a summer weekend when the bikers and vacationers descend. With its historic buildings, its pretty-as-pie waterways, its penchant for musical theater, and its vibrant nightlife, a New Hope vacation rental is the perfect bolthole for an arty, cosmopolitan crowd looking to take life easy during the day and cut loose after dark.

Things to do

Going loco on the New Hope vacation railroad

All aboard the train for New Hope! Has a nice ring about it, doesn't it? The New Hope and Ivyland Railroad is hauled by a 1920s loco, and offers up scenic tours with historical narration. Hopping from one seat to another, The Bucks County Playhouse is all over its musicals, and over the years some big-name performers have graced the stage in this cute summer theater. Just try and resist the urge to get up on stage and give 'em your best rendition of "Defying Gravity." Meanwhile, younger vacationers will love the Bucks County Children's Museum. Older ones might too.

Activities

Steppin' out on your New Hope vacation rental

A good vacation needs a bit of a ritual to kick off, and if you ask any New Hope old-timer, they'll tell you that a stroll or cycle along the Delaware Canal towpath is the only way to start the day on your New Hope vacation rental. From there, it's all about the independent shops and restaurants on Main Street, with maybe a side trip to Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve. Once the sun drops past the horizon, New Hope comes out to play, and for such a compact little place, the nightlife punches well above its weight.

Weather

Summer days, driftin' away to New Hope summer nights

New Hope is primarily a summer resort, though you should know that it can get pretty hot and humid at the height of the season. Fortunately there aren't many places better than New Hope for slowing the pace of life right down and keeping cool. And if you decide to pick the winter season for your New Hope vacation rental, then keeping cool won't be a problem either, since temperatures take a dive. Snow is common, and in cold years the cotton candy can show up as early as October. Fall and spring, meanwhile, are quite gentle, and make for a good compromise.

Natural features

On the waterfront with a New Hope vacation rental

New Hope is primarily a river town, nestled along the Delaware River, and with the Delaware Canal running parallel. As you'll see from the train window if you hop aboard the New Hope and Ivyland Railroad, the landscape round New Hope is all rolling hills, forest, and farmland. Much of it's protected from development, meaning that fall foliage in a place like this is a total winner. South of town, Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve contains 134 acres of forest and native flowers, suckering in botanists and bird watchers from far and wide.

How to get there

Traveling to and around New Hope

Fly into Trenton, NJ (TTN-Mercer), the closest airport, located 9.3 mi (14.9 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Princeton, NJ (PCT), which is 15.5 mi (25 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around New Hope?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 97 vacation rentals near New Hope. From 55 Houses to 9 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near New Hope for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to New Hope?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in New Hope. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Delaware Canal: 98 vacation rentals
  • New Hope Historical Society: 98 vacation rentals
  • Sesame Place: 121 vacation rentals
  • Peddler's Village: 91 vacation rentals
  • New Jersey State House: 75 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around New Hope listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in New Hope?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 55 Houses in New Hope. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in New Hope include:

  • Cottages: 9 rentals available
  • Cabins: 9 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 14 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in New Hope?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 32 vacation rentals with pool available in New Hope. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.