Summer's Great Escapes

New Hope, PA

Are you finding yourself longing to canoe down the Gowanus or go fly-fishing in Central Park? It’s time you hopped on a bus and released your inner Artemis in beautiful New Hope, PA.

Mountain bike and bird-watch your way through Washington’s Crossing State Park ( The nature center’s the best place in the park to check out the “chicks.” After a good dose of trees and rocks, head to Topeo Gallery of American Crafts and Glass Art (35 N Main St, 215-862-2750,, you probably shouldn't throw stones, but you'll still have plenty to take in. Then, head over to the Bucks County Playhouse (70 S Main St, 215-862-2041, From July 4 to 22, they’re playing every city girl’s favorite musical, 42nd Street!

After all this sightseeing, you’ll be as ravenous as the bunny rabbits at Washington’s Crossing. Make your way to Havana (105 S Main St, 215-862-9897, for some Cuban-Jamaican heat. Triumph Brewing Co. (400 Union Sq, 215-862-8300, is a family favorite, and has hosted many LGBT events in the past. If romance is your style, take your special lady to the outdoor riverside terrace at The Landing (22 N Main St, 215-862-5711, Later on, once you’ve stopped by Grownups (2 E Mechanic St, 215-862-9304), New Hope’s lingerie and adult toys shop, you’re ready to hit the hay. Some fabulous gay-owned hotels await you.

You’ll find a beautiful queer haven at the restored-farmhouse B&B, the Wishing Well (from $99, 144 Old York Rd, 215-862-8819, Otherwise spend your night in the outdoor hot tub at Cordials (from $95, 143 Old York Rd, 215-862-3919, For those who feel the night has only just begun, be sure to stay at the Raven Resort (from $175, 385 W Bridge St, 215-862-2081,, home to Raven Bar, New Hope’s hot spot.