Best Towns for Day Trips


This tiny yet chic little town on the banks of the Delaware River has plenty to offer daytripers looking for a little shopping, plenty of nature and lots of good food.

If you’re looking for outdoor activities, less than 10 minutes away you’ll find Delaware River Tubing. They provide adventurous families with equipment for river canoeing, kayaking, tubing & rafting plus a free BBQ meal.

Go up, up and away with nearby In Flight Balloon Adventures. You’ll enjoy spectacular views of hills, farms and historic buildings during a hot air balloon ride!

For some nostalgic fun, lace up your roller skates or rollerblades and visit the Frenchtown Roller Rink. You can rent some wheels here or BYO!

A great way to get around Frenchtown and the surrounding area is by bike. Cycle Corner has suspended bike rentals through July 2021 due to COVID, but you can buy one here or bring your own. Or just walk around and be sure to take a stroll across the Uhlerstown–Frenchtown Bridge, which is a free bridge over the Delaware River that connects Frenchtown to Pennsylvania.

For literary-minded visitors, The Book Garden is a hub of the community in Frenchtown. This small store located in an old Victorian home is an independent bookstore lover’s dream come true.

When you’re ready to eat, Frenchtown has plenty of delicious dining options, from casual to fancier bites.

The Frenchtown Inn offers French-influenced American fine dining in a 19th-century inn with four dining rooms. Drinking their Pineapple Cosmo on their outdoor porch is a springtime must, or sit down inside for some fish and chips or chicken and chorizo with linguini.

The Bridge Café is a small restaurant and bakery located inside the renovated Frenchtown train station. Be sure to try their delicious freshly made breads, in particular their incredible English muffins.

Lovin’ Oven

Don’t miss brunch at the recently reopened Lovin’ Oven. This great farm-to-table style restaurant features delicious offering for everyone, including extensive vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. The banh mi sandwich is a must-try!

For a sweet treat, stop by Sandy’s Scoops. Locals recommend the mint chocolate chip, and they’re open Friday-Sunday. If handcrafted chocolates are what you and the kids crave, LibbyBeans is your go-to place. Their chocolate-dipped Peeps are out of this world.

Frenchtown is an ideal daytrip but if you decide to make a weekend of it, stay at The National Hotel, which dates back to 1850 and is ultra -elegant and refined. If you’ve got a babysitter head on to Benduce Vineyards for a tasting.