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Why New Jersey?

South Jersey
Its central location made New Jersey the “Crossroads of the Revolution” and a major route on the Underground Railroad. For more on just a few of New Jersey’s important historical sites, visit:
Washington Crossing State Park
Monmouth Battlefield State Park
The Underground Railroad Peter Mott House

Close by Stratford, the Camden Waterfront offers a variety of history and entertainment options.
Battleship New Jersey
Adventure Aquarium

South Jersey also has several performing arts centers.
The Tweeter Center (1 Harbour Boulevard, Camden, NJ 08103)
Rutgers Center for the Arts
Commerce Bank Arts Center (519 Hurffville Crosskeys Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080)
Garden State Arts Center (Exit 116 Garden State Parkway, Holmdel, NJ 07733)

And South Jersey hosts a wide variety of sports, too!
Camden Riversharks
Cowtown Rodeo
South Jersey Rowing Club
Penn Jersey She-Devils Roller Derby!

The Jersey shore has lured vacationers since the mid-nineteenth century. From kitschy to America’s Best Beaches to 24/7 entertainment and gaming, the Jersey shore offers something for everyone.

Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, served as the first capitol city of the United States (1790-1800). The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States were written there. For more on Philadelphia’s historical sites, visit:
Independence National Historic Park
The Liberty Bell
Betsy Ross House
Elfreth’s Alley

Professional sports: Philadelphia has it all!
Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Phillies
Philadelphia Flyers
Philadelphia 76ers

An important center for performing arts, Philadelphia is home to theaters… symphony orchestras… dance companies… and more.

Philadelphia is home to the oldest theater in America, the Walnut Street Theater, which has operated continuously since 1809! Locate what’s playing elsewhere at the Theater Alliance.

There are dozens of small clubs where you can enjoy live music, too many to list here. Some of the bigger venues include:
Electric Factory (421 North 7th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123)
Tower Theater (69th & Ludlow, Upper Darby, PA 19082)
Wells Fargo Center (3601 South Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19145)
Trocadero (1003 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107)
The Fillmore at the TLA (334 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147)
The Prince Music Theater
The Philadelphia Orchestra
The Philadelphia Classical Symphony
The Mann Center for the Performing Arts
The Opera Company of Philadelphia

Dance thrives in Philadelphia. Check out:
The Pennsylvania Ballet
The Philadelphia Dance Company
The Koresh Dance Company

Philadelphia boasts an eclectic array of museums. Frommer’s even devoted a section of its travel guide to “Philadelphia’s Oddball Museums.” There’s pretty much a museum for every interest:
The Academy of Natural Sciences Museum
The Franklin Institute Science Museum
Philadelphia Museum of Art
African-American Museum in Philadelphia
Museum of Archeology and Anthropology
Mutter Museum
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Rodin Museum
Independence Seaport Museum

Take a weekend trip to The Poconos, where biking, hiking, and golf are just a few of the summer activities and winter means skiing. Also nearby is Lancaster and Amish Country.