With only a scant 19,000 residents as of the 2010 census, Maple Shade, NJ, is in the small township of Burlington County, just 13 miles from Philadelphia, PA. Having only a 3.8-square-mile radius, the community has all the small-town feel that so many love to get away to. Having gone through several name changes from the township of Chester, to Cropwell, to Cinnaminson, to Moorestown, it finally became Maple Shade in 1945.
For hotel choices in the Maple Shade, NJ, area, you can choose from the Crossland Philadelphia at Maple Shade, the Quality Inn and Conference Center, the Homewood Mt. Laurel, or the Motel 6 Mt. Laurel. These hotels provide great customer service, convenience to all the attractions in Philadelphia, and varying amenities to meet your own expectations.
Things to Do
Hotels in Maple Shade are near the Garden State Discovery Museum (a children’s museum for those up to age 10), the FunPlex (indoor and outdoor children’s attractions), and Laurel Acres Park (a community area with lake, sports, and hiking trails), all great options for families looking for places to take the kids. For restaurant options, look into the Laurel Lanes and Brewsters Pub, the Iron Hill Brewery, or the Yokohama Sushi and Hibachi. After your meal, consider taking in dessert at the popular Maple Shade Custard Stand.
Interested in landmark or historical buildings? There is the Samuel Mickle house, the Samuel Coles House, Peter Mott House, Historic Croft Farm, and the Haddonfield Historic District to indulge in. For those looking to have something to do for the entire afternoon, there is the Philadelphia Zoo (a 42-acre area with over 1,300 animals), the Philadelphia Insectarium (an all-bug display for creepy-crawly lovers), Riverfront Promenade (a bike/run/walk trail), the Paws Farm and Nature Center (a bird and animal sanctuary), and Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center (nature exhibits and information). Any of these will delight the family as you take a day off to enjoy the area near hotels in Maple Shade, NJ.
There are plenty of public transportation options when you are staying in the hotels in Maple Shade. Bus service is provided by the New Jersey Transit through routes 317, 407, and 413. For those needing car rental services, there is an Avis, an Alamo, and an Enterprise car rental in the area. Taxi services are provided from the Mt. Laurel A Cab, the Cherry Hill Taxi, and the American Blue & White Taxi.
There are three tourist information centers in the area, including the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Independence Visitors Center, and the Independence National Historical Park Visitors Center. For those looking to get even more information about events, attractions, and historical locations to visit, these tourist centers can have a wealth of information at your disposal. No matter what you’re seeking to do while you’re staying at any of the hotels in Maple Shade, NJ, there is a little something for everyone there.