Bulldozers, Cheesesteaks, Sharks Oh My
EXPLORE SOUTH JERSEY’S ROUTE 30
Dive into South Jersey starting with the Adventure Aquarium, home to various aquatic friends from sharks and penguins to exotic stingrays and famous hippos! For lunch, Donkey’s Place is a must for the best cheesesteaks in the area according to Anthony Bourdain, the legendary king of food and exploration. Visit Cooper River Park, a cherished recreational area for sailing, biking, picnics, and nationally-ranked regattas. Wrap-up with some family fun at Sahara Sam’s, New Jersey’s largest free-standing indoor water park, or Diggerland USA, the only construction-themed amusement and waterpark in America!
It’s time for an adventure of your own, right here in South Jersey. Share your photos on Instagram / Facebook using #visitsouthjersey and let us know what fun things you discovered along the way.
1. Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Dr, Camden, NJ 08103
The only aquarium in the world to exhibit hippos, and one of only a few locations in the U.S. with Little Blue penguins as permanent residents. Adventure Aquarium features one-of- a-kind exhibits with more than 15,000 aquatic species including the largest collection of sharks on the East Coast.
2. Donkey’s Place
1223 Haddon Ave, Camden, NJ 08103
After their big feature in Anthony’s Bourdain’s “Parts Unknown,” Donkey’s was coined with creating “the best cheesesteaks in the area” by Bourdain himself. Their secret is swapping out the traditional Italian roll for a poppy-crusted, kaiser roll – a bold move in the eyes of cheesesteak aficionados. This iconic establishment is now a part of the famed New Jersey Food Trail.
3. Cooper River Park
North Park Drive, Pennsauken Township, NJ 08109
Winding through Pennsauken, Cherry Hill, Collingswood, and Haddon Township, the river’s twists and turns provide space for playgrounds, sports fields, the Cooper River Yacht Club, and the Camden County Boat- house– a centerpiece of many prestigious rowing events.
4. Lunacy Brewing Company
1500 Kings Highway, Haddon Heights, NJ 08035
Small and charming, Lunacy Brewery has a cozy atmosphere sure to make everyone feel right at home. If you’re into great beer and neighborly company in a not-so-secret spot tucked away in town, you’re in for a treat.
5. Flying Fish Brewing Company
900 Kennedy Blvd, Somerdale, NJ 08083
Founded in 1996 as a “virtual” microbrewery, Flying Fish eventually secured a physical location constructed with the environment in-mind. The brewery is one of the largest and most sustainable in this state, built with solar panels, low-energy lighting, and rain gardens.
6. Sahara Sam’s Oasis Indoor & Outdoor Water Park
535 NJ-73, West Berlin, NJ 08091
New Jersey’s largest free-standing indoor water park with attractions like Mount Kilimanjaro raft ride, Snake Eyes tube slides, Congo Bongo River, Tim-Buk-Tu water tree fort, Lizard Lagoon for toddlers, and Flowrider– the area’s only indoor surfing simulator.
7. Diggerland USA
100 Pinedge Dr, West Berlin, NJ 08091
Drive, ride, soak, and slide at Diggerland USA, the only construction-themed amusement and water park in America. Families can operate specially engineered real machines for a safe and unforgettable experience.
8. Tomasello Winery
225 N White Horse Pike, Hammonton, NJ 08037
A third-generation, family-owned winery founded over 78 years ago in the Outer Coastal Plain Wine Region. Beyond the great wines made at the vineyard, it’s the celebrations, gatherings, and good times with family and friends that make the wine taste even better.
9. Eagle Theater
208 Vine Street, Hammonton, NJ 08037
A nationally-recognized, award-winning professional equity theatre dedicated to redefining theatre through innovation, enlightened production techniques, and the development of eclectic theatrics.