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October 24, 2016

Five things you have to do in Cherry Hill

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey, is only miles from downtown Philadelphia and has all the pleasures of the city and more. From shopping to museums, the town doesn’t disappoint when it comes to fun and unique things to do with family and friends.

Here are the top five things you have to check out when you visit the town of Cherry Hill.

Cherry Hill Mall

Featuring some of the best stores, including Nordstrom, Apple and Banana Republic, the Cherry Hill Mall is a one-stop destination for a top-tier shopping experience. And with a Build-A-Bear Workshop, Claire’s and Disney Store, it’s also a great place to bring the kids. This mall has something for everyone, from affordable fashion apparel to top designer brands, as well as home furnishing, sports and electronic retailers.

But it’s not just about the shopping. Cherry Hill Mall is also home to some of the area’s best cuisine! With classy dining options like The Capital Grille, Bobby’s Burger Palace and Seasons 52, there is a restaurant to satisfy every palate. Looking for something different? Kono Pizza offers a variety of pizzas in a cone made out of pizza dough! The mall also hosts free events throughout the year for both kids and adults. In fact, a “Date Night for Two” cooking class will take place on Oct. 27 from 7-8 p.m. at Williams-Sonoma.

Garden State Discovery Museum

If you’re looking for something fun and educational to do with your children, then look no further — the Garden State Discovery Museum is the place to go. Your kids can make crafts, learn more about the world of science, become a news anchor and even pretend to be a chef at a diner! The museum offers more than 20 exhibits and also hosts classes that your kids can attend, including a fitness class called “Kid Fit.” And the fun doesn’t stop there —various events happen during the month. Don’t miss “Halloween Hootenanny” on Oct. 28!

The Amazing Escape Room

Craving adventure? Love puzzles? Then you have to go to the Amazing Escape Room! Escape rooms are a new trend that’s sweeping the nation where people are locked in a room and need to find clues or solve puzzles in order to escape within a certain period of time. It allows you to use your problem-solving skills and collaboration skills with others, and best of all, it doesn’t feel like learning because it’s fun. So if you and your friends are looking for something unique and memorable, be sure to make a reservation today!

The Wine Room

This is the perfect place for wine lovers to unite. Regardless of your level of experience, you’ll feel like a sommelier at this winery. With wine masters at your side, you can create your very own wine and bottle it with a personalized label! Looking to bring a large group or host an event? The Wine Room features a reception area that resembles a Tuscan courtyard. This place is a one-of-a-kind experience, especially for a big wine enthusiast!

Jake’s Place

Jake’s Place is a playground — for both kids and adults! The playground is especially built for people with disabilities but is welcoming for everyone. It features ramps with easy access for wheelchairs and many other attractions, including rock walls, swings, and different types of bridges. Jake’s Place also features a picnic spot with benches and grilling areas, making it a perfect place for a daylong outing.

Special events take place throughout the year, with an upcoming event called Paint ‘N Sip for adults on Nov. 12 from 7-10 p.m. and a Trunk or Treat event for kids Oct. 29 from 4:30-8 p.m.

With so many fun activities only 25 minutes away from the city, all it takes is one visit to Cherry Hill and you’ll feel at home.

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