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June 25, 2021
There is no better view of Philadelphia than from Camden’s Waterfront. Visitors, exercisers and dog walkers alike enjoy the brick pathway that lines the Delaware River. Home to many attractions and restaurants, there is more to do on Camden’s Waterfront than you might know.
Check out some of our favorite things and plan your visit soon!
Ranked by USA Today as a top 10 aquarium in North America, Adventure Aquarium offers guests an unforgettable experience. A quick commute from Philadelphia, the Aquarium features more than 15,000 aquatic species throughout 2 million gallons of water. Plan your day and walk on the world’s longest rope suspension bridge over sharks, feed stingrays, meet Genny and Button, two Nile hippopotamuses, and enjoy the largest collection of sharks in the Northeast.
About a two minute walk south from Adventure Aquarium floats America’s most decorated battleship, the USS New Jersey (BB-62). The Battleship New Jersey Museum & Memorial provides a look at America’s military history with interactive history lessons. During your visit, climb into the 16 inch gun turret, and sit in Admiral William Halsey’s commander’s seat to fully experience the battleship.
In warm weather months, a tramcar runs so guests can be shuttled to and from Adventure Aquarium and the battleship.
Drive, bike or walk “The Ben,” a suspension bridge connecting Pennsylvania with New Jersey. A pedestrian walkway along the south side of the bridge offers additional great views of the City of Brotherly Love and Camden. Looking for a challenging workout? The bridge’s incline helps burn some extra calories.
When you’re driving back to Pennsylvania from New Jersey, don’t forget there is a toll!
If you haven’t been to Camden in the past few years, then you are probably not familiar with this part of the waterfront. The RCA Pier was part of a beautification effort and has transformed the former parking lot into a 2.2-acre of green space with walking trails, benches and trees.
Do you work in Camden, and want a little break from your office? Well, RCA Pier offers free WIFI!
While Camden is far from Neverland, Peter Pan does have a permanent home at Johnson Park on Cooper Street. This statue is one of only five in the world. The others are located in Liverpool, Brussels, Newfoundland and Kensington Gardens in London. Sir George Frampton’s sculpture features a bronze Peter Pan surrounded by bunnies, fairies and other little creatures. Maybe those fairy penguins would like to take a walk to see Tinker Bell?
Johnson Park received a makeover as part of The Cooper's Ferry Development Association and Rutgers University’s Johnson Park Rehabilitation Project.
Public Transportation: Just minutes from Center City Philadelphia, Adventure Aquarium is accessible via public transportation: PATCO (City Hall stop), NJ Transit River LINE (Aquarium stop) and the RiverLink Ferry from the Spruce Street Harbor Park in Philadelphia.