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Camden is a city on the east banks of the Delaware River in the state of New Jersey. First settled by Europeans in the 1600s, during the 19th century Camden grew to become an important industrial city, shipbuilding port and home of world-famous Campbell’s Soup. Discover a superb waterfront regeneration program and some of the charms that appealed to Walt Whitman.
Much of what you’ll want to see is set in the vicinity of the Camden Waterfront. Start at Benjamin Franklin Bridge, a 1.3-mile-long (2.1-kilometer) suspension bridge that connects the city with Philadelphia.
Stroll south on the esplanade to Wiggins Park & Marina, for major city attractions, free concerts, picnic areas and excellent views of Philadelphia’s Center City skyscrapers. The Adventure Aquarium has hippos, penguins, sharks, stingrays and turtles, among other aquatic animals. From late March to December, Camden Children’s Garden offers horticultural activities and experiences for visitors of all ages.
Continue to the marina and Wiggins Waterfront Riverstage for outdoor live music events. In the summer, the free Sunset Jazz Series welcomes big-name performers such as Maceo Parker. Nearby, the BB&T Pavilion is an open-air concert and performing arts venue in summer and an indoor theater in winter. Step aboard the Battleship New Jersey, a naval ship that served in World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars.
Downtown Camden is the city’s commercial center. Find historic landmarks, including Camden County City Hall and the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Learn about the life of Walt Whitman on a guided tour of Walt Whitman House. Sample bourbon, brandy, rum and whiskey on a tour of Cooper River Distillers.
Fly into Philadelphia International Airport. Multiple bridges connect the two cities. Buses and ferries travel between Camden and Philadelphia. A light rail network runs from Camden Waterfront to the cities of Burlington and Trenton.Accommodation in Camden
Camden is much loved by tourists, and boasts a broad range of accommodation options. Expedia's Camden hotels guide makes booking a breeze.
Why not commence the search for the perfect Camden hotel by browsing the amenities at the fantastic The Rittenhouse Philadelphia, located at 210 W Rittenhouse Sq, and The Logan Philadelphia, Curio Collection by Hilton, at One Logan Square. Alternatively, in the cheaper category, there's also the Rodeway Inn Center City and the Days Inn Philadelphia Convention Center. The Rodeway Inn Center City is at 1208 Walnut St, while the Days Inn Philadelphia Convention Center is situated at 1227 Race St.
Independence Hall is a must-see for visitors to Camden. If you'd prefer to stay within walking distance of this highly popular attraction, the Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia and the Morris House Hotel are both great options.
Located on the site of the former Philadelphia Stock Exchange, this 14-story hotel is in the central business district, 0.2 mile from Rittenhouse Square, and close to Pennsylvania Convention Center.
Located in Logan Square, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Art Institute of Philadelphia and Ben Franklin National Memorial. Liberty Bell Center and Independence Hall are also within 1 mi (2 km).
This hotel is less than a mile from the Philadelphia International Airport and just over 8 miles from downtown Philadelphia attractions.
Located 1 block east of Rittenhouse Square, this Philadelphia hotel is set amid smart shops and art galleries; Liberty Place office towers, Walnut Street restaurants, and Broad Street theaters are within 5 blocks.
This modern, budget-friendly hotel is opposite the Philadelphia Convention Center and a 6-minute cab ride from the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. Guests can walk 3 blocks to Reading Terminal Market, or hop on the metro at Race-Vine Station, a 4-minute stroll from the hotel.
This hotel is across from the Philadelphia Free Library, and 1 block from Comcast and Verizon buildings. The world famous Barnes Foundation Museum is just 3 blocks away, and the Franklin Institute Science Museum, the Museum of Art, and the Rodin Museum are also nearby.
Located in Old City, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Elfreth's Alley, Independence Hall, and Liberty Bell Center. Pennsylvania Convention Center and Reading Terminal Market are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Club Quarters is a full service, club-like hotel in a prime location opposite Liberty Place – Philadelphia’s epicenter of restaurants and shops. Two blocks from Rittenhouse Square, and within walking distance of all points of interest.