December 19, 2016
Looking for new places to visit that are filled with unique places to explore? Then make Moorestown, New Jersey, your next destination. With music, history, good food and nature, you’ll find all of this and more — just outside the busy city of Philadelphia.
When you make the trip to this unique town, be sure these five places are on your to-do list:
It’s the perfect place to get some holiday shopping done, enjoy a delicious meal and even catch a movie! With stores like Lord & Taylor, Francesca’s and Zeyzani — there’s no doubt you’ll find the perfect gift for anyone on your list.
There’s also restaurant choices for any occasion – whether you’re looking for a fine dining experience at Distrito by Chef Jose Garces, Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar or Catelli Duo, or you just need a quick bite between stores at the Food Court, this mall has something to please every palate. Once you’re done shopping, treat yourself to one of the latest feature films at the Regal Stadium 12 & RPX theater – conveniently located right off the food court’s lobby.
Tired of the concrete jungle and need a natural escape? Strawbridge Lake Park offers a beautiful lake, so peaceful it’ll make you forget you’re still in an urban area! This park is perfect for a date, or a mini adventure for the whole family. It has a playground for the kids, picnic tables for lunch and paths perfect for a nice relaxing walk away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
This town does not fall short on dining — and when you go, you need to eat at Barone’s Tuscan Grill. With beautiful outdoor seating that’s ideal for warmer weather, and a classic interior perfect for all year round, this town favorite is a little slice of Italy — with an atmosphere that makes you feel like you’re in a second home.
Barone’s cooks classic, authentic Italian dishes and focuses on bringing back family meals — and there’s something for everyone on the menu. For lunch, be sure to try the Tuscan Bean Soup, fresh Calamari served with marinara sauce and especially the Tuscan Wings. For dinner, enjoy the Eggplant Siena with tomatoes and mozzarella in roasted pepper pesto, or the Shrimp Pompeii with tomatoes and garlic crostini. And the kids aren’t left out — Barone’s features favorites like pizza, chicken fingers and even classic pasta with meatballs.
Are you a history buff looking for the next historical place to visit and cross off your bucket list? The Smith-Cadbury Mansion takes a deep dive into the rich history of Moorestown — built around the year 1738, this place has seen a lot, including the Marquis de Lafayette being a guest there during the Revolutionary War.
Now, the mansion still stands and is the headquarters for the Historical Society — and is open to the public. With original furnishings that visitors can view, the mansion is a true blast from the past. It even offers events, including tours and speakers. For the events calendar, click here.
If you’re a lover of music — especially classical — then you need to visit the West Jersey Chamber Music Society. For over 30 years, it has been making beautiful music that delights all ages. So mark you calendars, because on February 12th is the Songs My Mother Taught Me – Conversation Pieces, with piano works by Chopin and more being performed.
For a day, weekend, or lifetime full of culture, visit Moorestown. Chances are, you’ll want to make it your home.