Mount Laurel for Families
Collected by Peter Sands
Whether or not Mount Laurel, New Jersey, counts as a suburb of Philadelphia remains subject to contention, but this township east of the Delaware River stands on its own as a community built around green, open spaces and bustling centers of business.
3320-24 NJ-38, Mt Laurel, NJ 08054, USA
With an amusement park outside (think bumper boats, roller coasters, and mini-golf), and everything from bowling to laser tag to a video arcade inside, The Funplex provides year-round entertainment for the whole family. Get your carnival food fix...
340 W Main St, Maple Shade Township, NJ 08052, USA
Serving up what’s thought to be the best soft serve in the area, Maple Shade is open year round and is a definite locals’ favorite. Top your cone with anything from peanut butter, to Swedish fish. The sweet varieties abound.
Powhatan Indian Reservation Dr, Hainesport, NJ 08036, USA
Head northeast from Mt. Laurel on Hainesport Road and in a few minutes you’ll reach Rancocas State Park, a protected area of creeks, marshes, and hundreds of acres of hardwood forest. The park includes a replica of a seventeenth century Native...
Haddonfield, NJ 08033, USA
“Historic Haddonfield” may sound like a cute little exercise in alliteration, but the appellation has been duly earned. This quaint, leafy town was where the New Jersey General Assembly declared New Jersey an independent state during the winter of...
2825 NJ-73, Maple Shade Township, NJ 08052, USA
Feel like knocking down some pins? A great place to do it around Mt. Laurel is Laurel Lanes, a bowling alley boasting an impressive 64 lanes. Open until late every night of the week and 3 a.m. on weekends, Laurel Lanes is popular with serious...
230 N Maple Ave, Evesham Township, NJ 08053, USA
Five-year-olds are often the subject of discrimination. They can’t drive. They can’t go on roller coasters. They can’t see Stallone movies. They certainly can’t do much in Vegas. It's a relief, then, that there are still places exclusive in their...
923 Haddonfield Rd, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002, USA
Here’s a concept that feels long overdue: a wine and burger bar. That’s the idea behind Zinburger, which specializes in pairing excellent, mostly American, wine with gourmet hamburgers. All wines are available by the glass, which is helpful if you...
320 Evesboro - Medford Rd, Marlton, NJ 08053, USA
There are those who will stubbornly claim that it’s impossible to find a good bagel outside of New York City. Whether this was true at one point in time I am, thankfully, too young to say, but it certainly isn’t true anymore. I think I can easily...
210 Kings Hwy E, Haddonfield, NJ 08033, USA
Health-conscious travelers will be happy to learn that Ánimo in Haddonfield is sympathetic to their needs. This juice and burrito bar has built up a loyal clientele who appreciate their use of natural, preservative-free ingredients. As with any...
929 Haddonfield Rd, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002, USA
Learning Express in Cherry Hill is a toy store for active kids of all ages. With an emphasis on products and brands that engage children intellectually, as well as physically, this place has a great selection of construction toys, puzzles, and...
201 Kings Hwy E, Haddonfield, NJ 08033, USA
It’s heaven for the tots at The Happy Hippo, a locally owned toy store on the corner of Haddonfield’s main drag. The selection here tends to favor the classics—think slinkies and jack-in-the-boxes, but there’s also a good supply of higher-end,...
528 Mt Laurel Rd, Mt Laurel, NJ 08054, USA
Need a machete to traverse your backyard? A visit to Eric’s Nursery and Garden Center may be in order. They do not sell machetes, but they do have a successful team of landscape architects and gardeners to provide full-service to corporate and...
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