Take the Kids: Cherry Hill, NJ
While it may be best known for its mall, Cherry Hill also has great outdoor spaces, museums and activities.
Go: Take I-676 east for 8 miles to U.S. Rte. 30E.
Eat: The Silver Diner offers an extensive all-day breakfast, lunch and dinner menu that includes healthy and gluten-free options. (2131 Rte. 38)
Shop: One of the largest malls on the East Coast, the Cherry Hill Mall boasts over 100 stores and restaurants, with major department stores like Nordstrom and Macy’s. (2000 Rte. 38)
Explore: Experience the outdoors at Croft Farm and Recreation Trail, a six-trail hiking, biking and recreation site. The farm features a historic mill and popular arts center.
(Rte. 154 & Borton Mill Rd.)
Experience: Train fans will love the Toy Train Emporium, which carries a variety of antique and modern trains, including the popular Thomas & Friends line.
(41A Coles Ave.)
Learn: The Garden State Discovery Museum features exhibits like Dinosaurium, where kids learn about local paleontology, and Storybook Castle, an interactive fairytale experience.
(2040 Springdale Rd.)
Play: Kids engage in sports like soccer, roller-skating and volleyball at the International Sports Centre, which houses an arcade, multiple inflatables and a 36ft.-high indoor jungle gym dubbed the “FunZone.”
(650 Kresson Rd.)