South Jersey Summer Nights

Ready to get back out there – but prefer to hang outdoors for the time being?  Here are some evening activities with strong outdoor game (read: there’s more to the view than a converted parking lot).  Stay safe – and enjoy!

Cocktails & Wine

ChopHouse
4 Lakeview Dr S, Gibbsboro, NJ 08026
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The lakefront view of Gibbsboro’s Silver Lake is complemented by cocktails, a tempting menu and the covered patio.

Chop House, Gibbsboro

William Heritage Winery
Mullica Hill: 480 Mullica Hill Rd, Mullica Hill, NJ 08062
Haddonfield: 127 Kings Hwy E, Haddonfield, NJ 08033
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A newly renovated tasting room offers an expanded experience for tastings on the vineyard in the farms of Mullica Hill.

Haddonfield offers something a little more quaint and cozy than their vineyard tasting room – also lovely! – it’s a great place to catch up with a friend and people watch from your perch  on the brick walk in Haddonfield.

Heritage Vineyards


Treno
233 Haddon Ave, Haddon Township, NJ 08108
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The grassy picnic area off the open air covered “patio” at this Haddon Township staple for wood fired pizza and full bar is strung with lights and fully fenced, allowing you to feel like you’re miles away while in the heart of Haddon Township.

Treno, Haddon Township

Auburn Road Vineyard & Winery
117 Sharptown-Auburn Rd, Pilesgrove, NJ 08098
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Pizza nights among the vines?  Yes please.  Award winning wines available to taste on the open air patio, crowned with wisteria vines, while you watch the sunset over the vineyards.  Just wait until they resume their cooking course make and eat classes!

Auburn Road Vineyards, Pilesgrove

La Scala Birra
5300 N Park Dr, Pennsauken Township, NJ 08109
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Choose the riverfront patio to watch the sunset on the Cooper River in this Pennsauken Cooper River park location.


Carlucci’s Waterfront
876 Centerton Rd, Mt Laurel Township, NJ 08054
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Tucked away in Mount Laurel, you’ll catch Rancocas Creek sunsets on the patio that rival anything you’d get on a far flung vacation.

Carlucci’s Waterfront

Robin’s Nest
2 Washington St, Mt Holly, NJ 08060
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Ask to be seated on the patio to enjoy dinner and drinks overlooking a meandering creek at this Mount Holly historic district staple.

Robin’s Nest, Mt Holly

Riverwinds of West Deptford
1075 Riverwinds Dr, West Deptford, NJ 08086
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Riverwinds offers dinner, drinks and Delaware (River) views – including sunsets worth the trip.

Riverwinds, West Deptford

Sharrott Winery
370 S Egg Harbor Rd, Hammonton, NJ 08037
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The patio or the fire pits – you cannot miss spending an evening here.  The covered patio overlooks the vineyards and a horse farm in the distance, fans overhead keep the air circulating and on certain evenings, local talent performs.  Speaking of can’t miss: pizza oven.  Everything the executive chef whips up is amazing!

Sharrott Winery, Hammonton

What Else?

Top Golf Mount Laurel
104 Centerton Rd, Mt Laurel Township, NJ 08054
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Provides open air pods for brushing up on your swing!


Downtown Strolls

Pitman, Collingswood, Haddonfield, Woodstown, Mullica Hill. Historic homes, tasting rooms, al fresco dining, art, theater and landmarks.

Haddonfield

Batsto Village
31 Batsto Rd, Hammonton, NJ 08037
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Batsto, (within Wharton State Forest): Bring your camera to explore this mining village of a bygone era.  Plenty of fresh air, wildlife and vegetation to take in surrounding Batsto Lake and throughout the area.

Batsto Village

Smithville Mansion
803 Smithville Rd, Eastampton Township, NJ 08060
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The graceful grounds and gardens of this lovely mansion provide more than enough exploration even without the mansion tours that reopened July 2021.  Be sure to wonder over to Rancocas Creek to explore – and keep eyes peeled for Burlington County special events held at this park throughout the year.

Smithville Mansion

GolfLand
801 Haddonfield-Berlin Rd, Voorhees Township, NJ 08043
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GolfLand in Voorhees provides a sprawling pitch and putt course as well as a mini golf section all in open air.

For the Kids

Diggerland USA
100 Pinedge Dr, West Berlin, NJ 08091
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North America’s only construction themed amusement park lives right in Berlin, NJ — and in 2021, a state of the art new waterpark was unveiled!

Diggerland USA

Battleship NJ
100 Clinton St, Camden, NJ 08103
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Climb aboard the US’s longest air craft carrier to tour the ship and explore its decks – all on the banks of the Delaware River across from Philadelphia.  History buffs will love it – and the kids will get ample exercise on the ladders throughout the ship.

Battleship NJ

Camden Children’s Garden
3 Riverside Dr, Camden, NJ 08103
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While you’re at the Camden Waterfront, take a few hours to explore the gardens, train, splash pad and butterfly house in open air at the Camden Children’s Garden.

Camden Children’s Garden

Red Bank Battlefield
100 Hessian Ave, National Park, NJ 08063
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This sprawling Gloucester County park has a historic home, monument, butterfly enclosure, riverfront “beach,” playgrounds and massive treed park in which to play.  Keep the kids moving from engagement to engagement until they are ready for bed!

Red Bank Battlefield

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