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Counting Down to Summer in 3...2...1...

Despite the rain and clouds we’ve seen this month so far, summer is less than two weeks away and you can say we’re just a little excited. As a Delaware River town, New Hope is one of the best places to visit when the weather is warm and the sun is shining. Enjoy shopping? Stroll along Main Street and catch a sidewalk sale or two. Want to relax? Sip a glass of wine at any of New Hope’s signature restaurants- you may even be lucky enough to snag a table with a river view! Whatever your style is, New Hope has something that will please even the most fickle of travelers. With Father’s Day coming up on Sunday, June 18, many people will be looking for a place to spend some quality time with Dad. Here are just a few gift and adventure ideas so you can treat Dad to a special day this Father’s Day.

Group Kayaking Trip

One of the greatest perks of being so close to a river is all the fun day trips you can take, like kayaking, canoeing, or tubing. If you’re experienced and have the right equipment, you can plan your own trip. If you’re new to river life, we recommend organizing a group trip through a family-owned business like River Country, who offers daily deals on special trips and a free shuttle service, life jackets, and equipment.

Fitness Class Package

Even though Dad bods are trending now, exercise does wonders for a person’s mental health, since the release of endorphins trigger feelings of happiness and positivity. If you’re a local, then one of New Hope’s newest fitness clubs, Cornerstone, features memberships including hundreds of complimentary classes to choose from each week.

Visit a Brewery

Most people know about New Hope’s wineries, but did you know there are plenty of breweries, too? Triumph Brewing Company is right in the heart of downtown New Hope and has an eclectic collection of brews on tap, delicious food, and live music. If you’re willing to take a short drive to Ewing, NJ, you can take a tour of River Horse Brewing Company and try any of their signature brews.

Men’s “Care” Package

Who says spas are only for women? A nice massage can be the perfect for Dad to unwind after a long day. If you want to go the extra mile, put together a basket full of gift cards to his favorite places, a bottle from his favorite local distillery, and a few other items Dad would enjoy- like a coupon excusing him from household chores for the week (sorry, Mom!).

No matter what your plans are for Father’s Day, be sure to include a weekend trip to New Hope on your list of “things-to-do” this summer. Luckily, the Carriage House, which is one of the oldest historical homes in town, has recently been renovated into luxury accommodations within walking distance of New Hope’s best shops and restaurants. Check out our rooms, including the most exclusive Suite 13, on our website.

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