Over Labor Day weekend, Matt and I decided to head out of town and spend a few days with my family in PA (cookout, swimming and crabs), but also wanted to check out a new town about an hour from my parents. We headed to New Hope, Pennsylvania, which we had heard a lot about from a few of our friends. It is also a short distance from NYC if you are looking for a weekend escape!
New Hope is absolutely adorable, a quaint little town, packed with restaurants, bars and shops. There are actually two towns, which are separated by a bridge that takes about 5 minutes to cross. New Hope is on the Pennsylvania side and Lambertville is on the New Jersey side. We booked a little late, so opted to stay on the Lambertville side and it worked out perfectly.
We stayed at the Lambertville Station and Inn, which was a cute little hotel nestled right on the water directly off of the bridge (you can see the property in the photo below). It was walking distance to everything and while there were a few restaurants and bars on this side of town, Matt and I also spent a lot of time on the New Hope side.
We arrived late on Saturday night so after quickly checking into our room, we headed out into town to grab a nightcap at Zoubi. This place was adorable and sort of like a hidden oasis outdoors filled with bistro lights and burning candles. The mixologist was great and made us the yummiest cocktails! We stayed here for a drink then grabbed one next door at Karla’s as well.
The following morning we enjoyed coffee and relaxing a bit in our room before heading out for the day. We headed back over the bridge to grab breakfast at Blue Moose. A must is their cornflake-crusted french toast! I am an early riser, so even with hanging in the room a bit we still were at breakfast around 9:00 am and were able to beat the line! We sat right away and were shocked when we left to see a huge line.
After breakfast we walked around a bit and popped in and out of shops. A few favorites were: Zinc (on the Lamberville side) and Chic Happens. For lunch we weren’t starving so stopped by Logan Inn and grabbed a few small bites out on their porch. This is a fun spot, with a very happening scene. I always make sure to save room for desert and I couldn’t pass up ice cream and waffles from Nina’s and a side of popcorn to go from Clusters (I got pumpkin spice, cinnamon and muddy buddy)!
< above photos at Zinc >
As the day was passing by, Matt and I wanted to checkout a cute little vineyard nearby called Crossing Vineyards & Winery. It was about a 10 minute drive from New Hope and such an adorable and peaceful spot to enjoy a glass on wine and take in the scenery. I later found out that is this where our wedding photographer got married!
Before we headed back home to my family in PA, we grabbed a quick bite next to our hotel at Lambertville Station. We sat out on the porch and it was the perfect way to unwind and enjoy the last of our time in New Hope/Lambertville!
A few other restaurants and bars we wanted to try, but didn’t get the chance to this time around:
As you can, see this is the cutest little town(s) to spend a weekend. Tons of great restaurants, bars, and shopping! I personally will definitely be planning future weekends back here.