There are plenty of places to get your shopping done in the south New Jersey area, but locals know that one of the best is the Cherry Hill Mall. Originally opened in 1961 as the first indoor climate-controlled shopping center east of the Mississippi River, the complex had a unique layout and was, at the time, the largest mall in the country.
Although other shopping centers have taken that title since then, Cherry Hill Mall still remains a fantastic place for a little retail therapy. The mall is anchored by Macy’s, Nordstrom and JC Penney but features over 150 additional stores. In addition to the main building, there is a ring of smaller outbuildings around the property with even more shopping options. There are also many restaurant choices on-site. Recent renovations to the parking area have made getting there — and finding a parking place — even easier!
Cherry Hill Mall
2000 Route 38
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Saxby’s Coffee is a new addition to Haddonfield’s java joints and part of an national franchise chain. You can order a regular cup of joe here, but their signature is a long list of 28 specialty drinks, which you can get hot, cold, steamed, as a blended creme, or a Frolate – not quite a milkshake and not quite iced coffee. There are so many delicious flavors to try, like the Almond Joy with coconut, chocolate, and almond flavors. Baristas are happy to customize any drink, but with so many options already on the menu, why would you want to? They have light snacks, including all natural frozen yogurt with fresh fruit toppings. The space is open and inviting with cafe seating to enjoy a quick bite near Hunters Chase.
Looking for a really good cup of coffee? Come to Jersey Java and Tea, just minutes from Hunters Chase. The baristas know coffee. Beans are carefully selected and brewed for the best taste. Order a latte, Americana, iced coffee, hot tea, or Italian soda. Not sure what to get? Just ask. The people behind the counter will be happy to explain any of the drinks. Pair your meal with a selection of baked goods and quiche The interior is filled with couches and tables, so it's the perfect spot to get some work done without interruption. Prices are in line with chain coffeeshops. There is a $10 minimum if you want to use a credit card. Open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Jersey Java and Tea
140 N Haddon Ave
Haddonfield, NJ 08033
The Cooper River Park is the centerpiece of Camden County. With over 300 acres that runs through Collingswood, Pennsauken, Cherry Hill and Haddon Township. In Collingswood, the view of the river is at its best. There are a lot of things to do! The park boasts two softball fields, a cross country course, a golf driving range, two bike paths, a dog park, volleyball courts, and launches to put your boat right into the river. There’s even a stadium on the grounds! And the four picnic areas are available year-round from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. With so much beautiful space and available activities, the Cooper River Park always has something to offer families and friends.
Cooper River Park
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
For the best homemade ice cream you can’t beat Daddy-O’s. Recalling the bygone era of your friendly neighborhood ice cream shop, Daddy-O’s is a wonderful place for kids of all ages to indulge their sweet tooth. All products served up by Daddy-O’s are made in store, with a selection of unique flavors that can’t be found at other ice cream shops. Flavors like birthday cake, peanut butter, and banana cream pie are rounded by the selection of gelatis, ice cream cakes, specialty pies, and iced concoctions flavored with syrup. These beauties are only available twice a year and will live long in your memory far after you’ve sampled them. Daddy-O’s also offers party services for young guests.
300 East Greentree Road
Marlton, NJ 08053
Both a working farm and quaint general store, Springdale Farms offers you farm fresh produce, tasty baked goods, and many other products all year round. The farm’s very own bakery serves up so many delicious items, from pies to cakes to loaves of fresh, wholesome bread. Some of the produce is reared right on the farm, while other items come direct from local producers and merchants. The produce selection changes with the seasons, with each month heralding in something unbelievably fresh and tasty. While some might see Springdale Farm’s produce a little on the expensive side, for items of this quality to be available in every season the price is more than justified. When you purchase goods from Springdale Farms you are supporting the community. This is Cherry Hill’s last working farm — help preserve the legacy by making the short drive from Hunters Chase!
1638 Springdale Road
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
The Garden State Discovery Museum is the perfect place for kids and adults to cut loose and enjoy an afternoon of fun activities. Since 1994 this museum has been providing a place for the imagination to run wild while also fostering learning through creativity. Both education and fun are on equal footing her with the array of activities available. You will find so many interesting exhibitions, from the dinosaurium, which details the regions prehistoric history, to the climbing wall, allowing visitors to see just how brave they are. Of course, those are just a few of the many activities available here. There are also areas appropriate for younger children, an outdoor butterfly garden, a fitness center, and a storybook castle.
Garden State Discovery Museum
2040 Springdale Road
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
Just as the name suggests, Napoleon’s Cremepuffery offers Lindenwold diners amazing pastries. People come from far and wide based on word alone, just to sample one of Napoleon’s amazing bakery items. Most famous for the cream puff itself, Napoleon’s uses only the finest ingredients to make these delectable treats. Flavors include chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, coconut, and even pistachio. Napoleon’s also features cookie bars in such flavors as rocky road, raspberry, and apricot. Another sweet treat courtesy of Napoleon’s is the unbelievable carrot cake. With chopped pecans, raisins, and awesome cream cheese icing, you find yourself craving this bliss on a daily basis.
947 East Gibbsboro Road
Lindenwold, NJ 08021
See a movie in luxury seating at AMC Marlton 8. The cinema is newly renovated for 2013; there are less seats, but the new seats are spectacular. See a blockbuster in comfy leather recliners that recline at the touch of a button. You still have plenty of leg room! Assigned seating is now in place. Pick your seat when you purchase your ticket or order online. Before the movie make sure you take a trip to the concession stand for a selection of popcorn, nachos, candy, and soda. The soda machines are now self-serve Coca-Cola machines with over 100 flavor combinations like Peach Sprite and Cherry Vanilla Coke Zero. During the day adult tickets are just $8, while at night they're $10.
With over 100 acres running through Collingswood, Oaklyn and Haddon Township, Newton Lake Park is a spot for rest and recreation. There are many things that are available for you in the park including picnic areas, playgrounds, bike paths, walking paths, fishing piers and a boat ramp to get on the lake. Getting married? Get some pictures taken in the beautiful Matrimony Garden! With the views of the lake and shores and the convenience in getting there, you will really to bring your family for a day of fun. And the park is run by the Camden Parks Department, so it’s open to the general public. So everybody’s invited to visit and do some fishing, take a walk or just relax and have a picnic lunch.
Newton Lake Park
Haddon, NJ 08107