Plunge into Adventure Aquarium’s Unbe-Reef-Able Fun
Dive under the sea in Camden, where Adventure Aquarium wows with 15,000+ aquatic animals, like the Northeast’s largest collection of sharks, the world’s only aquarium-dwelling hippos and popular little blue penguins and African penguins. Wave hello to sea turtles, seahorses, stingrays and plenty of other fishy pals––even piranhas! Be awed by playfully educational live shows and interact with biologists as they feed our friendly residents.
Due to daily capacity limits, advance purchase or member reservations are strongly recommended. Book your visit today!
Enjoy Camden’s Other Riverside Delights
While in Camden, get inspired by art exhibitions, programs and community projects at Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts. Explore the Battleship New Jersey, a floating museum that’s the largest and most decorated battleship in U.S. Naval history. The truly interactive tours will have you climbing “ladders,” navigating narrow passageways and stepping over “knee knockers,” as crews did during World War II, Korea, Vietnam and more. For those who want an experience that includes loading the powder bags, hoisting a projectile in an elevator and pulling the trigger on the ship’s 16-inch guns to simulate firing, be sure to book the Turret II Guided Tour.
Discover several locations on New Jersey’s Black Heritage Trip Itineraries, such as an Underground Railroad stop, LaUnique African American Bookstore & Cultural Arts Center and James Beard-winning Corinne’s Place, a family-owned favorite dishing up soul food classics.
You can also check off two restaurants on the Anthony Bourdain Food Trail. Donkey’s Place cooks up a cheesesteak Bourdain claimed “should be a national landmark,” while Tony & Ruth’s Steaks serves lip-smacking cheesesteaks and breakfast sandwiches.
More to Love, Close by in Collingswood
You’ll find plenty of things to do beyond Camden’s borders, too, in destinations bursting with shopping, dining and entertainment and events.
Charming Collingswood offers restaurants and shops like Bespoke home + life, Blue Moon Premium Olive Oil & Vinegar, The Candy Jar by 1892, Clutter Vintage and Cynplicity Artisan Soap Co. Create a truly unique souvenir for yourself or a gift for a loved one at All Fired Up, the paint your own pottery studio.
Greetings from Haddonfield and Haddon Township
In Haddonfield, stroll a picturesque downtown and greet Haddy, the landmark sculpture commemorating the world’s most complete dinosaur skeleton, a Hadrosaurus foulkii, when it was unearthed here in 1858. It’s one of many outdoor sculptures—spot them all on this self-guided walking tour.
Eclectic shopping spans Button Shy (a publisher of pocket-sized games), The English Gardener Gift Shop (specializes in British Isles items), Happy Hippo Toys and Haddonfield Record Exchange. Dine and/or drink at places such as Crepe N Shake, Jersey Java & Tea Co., Downtown Cookies and Kings Road Brewing Company.
See what’s on stage at the Ritz Theatre Company. Then try Peace Love Pickles, the “real dill” home of the original pickle sandwich, which uses pickles instead of bread!
Or head to The Pour House (Westmont location) for more of a rocker vibe, complemented by elevated gastropub fare, a seasonal menu and a hearty craft beer selection.
Sweet Gatherings in Cherry Hill and Pitman
Cherry Hill provides lots of fun places to be together, including the Amazing Escape Room, Bury the Hatchet axe throwing and the Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing taproom. Dine at local favorites Amy's Omelette House and Silver Diner. And of course, score loads of fabulous treasures at Cherry Hill Mall.
Head to the Broadway Theatre of Pitman for can’t-miss shows. Linger for Uptown Pitman's distinctive shops and restaurants. Then settle in for a relaxing overnight in comfortable accommodations including Hilton Garden Inn Camden Waterfront Philadelphia, Holiday Inn Philadelphia-Cherry Hill and The Inn on Holly (Pitman), a Victorian home turned exquisite bed and breakfast.
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