Looking to travel without going through the means of planes, trains, and automobiles? We have a solution. Rather, spend an evening at any of these restaurants to take your atmosphere and taste buds elsewhere. Whether it's a date night destination, a group gathering, a business dinner or a best friend dish sesh, these dining options come without all the baggage and with all the experience.

Plumsteadville Inn, a local secret we're “knot” going to hide

Dating back 1751, “The Plum”  has been a destination for “burgers & beer, lobster & cheer” for generations.  We're going to let you in on a local secret.. and it's the Bavarian pretzels! Transport your tastebuds to Oktoberfest with their German-inspired secret recipe, passed down for generations. The mouthwatering, savory knots of dough are baked to golden-brown perfection and served with a creamy Dijon sauce that is unlike any other. The pretzels are a triple threat. With three on a plate, you can share if you’re nice, but with half off at Happy Hour, you don’t have to! Plumsteadville’s best-kept secret… but not anymore! Bring your friends and spread the word! Plumsteadville Inn, plumsteadvilleinn.com, 5902 Easton Rd, Pipersville, PA 18947, 215-766-7500

Vela, Seasonally Inspired, Crafted in tradition

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Vela Restaurant, located in the heart of Doylestown, offers an upscale dining experience with a seasonally driven menu crafted in traditional Italian accents. We believe the best experiences are shared with friends and family enjoying food and drink with warm hospitality. Vela offers dinner and full bar service Tuesday through Saturday. Happy Hour from 4:30 to 6:30 pm features specialty cocktails and local spirits. Choose Vela for your private lunch or dinner, corporate meeting, or restaurant buyout. Your special event can also be prepared with our signature dishes to enjoy “Vela at Home.” Vela Doylestown, veladoylestown.com, 140 Veterans Ln, Doylestown, PA 18901, 215-230-8352

River House at Odette's, Cravings = Satisfied

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The luxury lifestyle hotel River House at Odette’s has introduced a new food and beverage program inspired by the unique marriage of comfort food favorites with the sophistication and joie de vivre of the property’s namesake matriarch, French-American actress Odette Myrtil. Highlighting locally sourced ingredients and changing with the seasons, the new menus are an eclectic and approachable curation of dishes including signature items such as Odette’s meatloaf, iron skillet baked cornbread, and hickory-smoked baby back ribs.

Crafted to be shared among friends and loved ones for all types of gatherings, the menus feature an extensive selection of appetizers along with classic comfort foods for the ultimate relaxing riverside dining experience this summer. Guests can also indulge in light bites and signature cocktails featuring local spirits in the fireside bar & piano lounge.

As a sweet and showstopping finale to the new menus are Odette's Beignets, a signature dessert by Executive Pastry Chef Alexis Ramos. Diners can try perfectly made limited-edition seasonal beignets, infused with the flavors of the season. The inaugural Tropical beignet captures summer in Bucks County with notes of guava caramel and coconut cream!

In addition to being available on Odette’s daily dessert menu for dine-in, the beignets are also the hotel’s first take-out option, packaged to remain perfectly fresh while strolling along the famed 60-mile-long towpath trail or the shops of downtown New Hope. Odette’s Beignets will also be served to overnight guests as a special turn-down amenity and as a menu option for special events taking place at the hotel. River House at Odette's, riverhousenewhope.com, 274 River Rd, New Hope, PA 18938, 215-682-2022

Ferry + Main at the Logan Inn, A Reinvigorated Destination

The countryside throughout Bucks County is richly blessed with buildings and architecture that tell a story. Some of those stories date back hundreds of years, and the stewards of these historic properties each leave their mark on the timeline.  Over the past few years, the team at Landmark Venues has completely reimagined and redesigned the historic Logan Inn in New Hope as a luxury boutique hotel, complete with a new open kitchen-style dining experience: Ferry + Main. As you enter, you're greeted by tall oak ceilings with big chandeliers, stone fireplaces, a copper hood open kitchen, and a bubbling atmosphere.  The restaurant offers a variety of dishes for any appetite and event, from a small plate and hand-crafted cocktails on the patio with friends, to a three-course meal on date night, to a private party in one of the many spaces available, to an inevitable dessert craving. Ferry + Main at the Logan Inn, loganinn.com, presented by Landmark Hospitality, 10 West Ferry Street, New Hope, PA 18938, 215-862-2300

Village Teahouse, Pinkies Up!

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The Village Teahouse strives to transport its guests to a simpler time when sitting down to tea was commonplace. The host would serve delicious homemade quiche, soups, seasonal salads, and scones with toppings, elegant sandwiches, and petite sweets. The menu offers an array of meal plans designed with this delicious fare in mind! Margaret’s Full Tea is one of our most popular options and includes a side salad with homemade dressing and your choice of soup or quiche de jour, a scone with Devonshire Cream, and seasonal curd, assorted handcrafted tea sandwiches and petite sweets, and unlimited tea. The tea menu is extensive and includes everything from black and green tea to herbal and oolong and much more. Village Tea offers over 80 varieties of tea at a time, all from reputable businesses and they regularly modify the tea menu each season. You can buy loose tea by the ounce – $8 per ounce. And now through the end of August, the Teahouse will run its special summer menu with delicious favorites like Sweet Cherry Chicken Salad – while supplies last! At The Village Teahouse, they take great care to deliver a comfortable and relaxing dining experience. Reservations are required, give us a call at (215) 699-1800. As our motto expresses, “Enter as our guests and leave as our friends!” The Village Teahouse, thevillageteahouse.com, 1919 W Point Pike, West Point, PA 19486, 215-699-1800

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About the Author:

Bridget is a recent graduate of Marist College, pursuing a career in journalism. She is from Yardley, Pennsylvania, and has always had a passion for storytelling. She is a foodie at heart and will make any excuse to go to any one of her favorite Bucks County spots.