Hotel at a Glance: Wyndham Philadelphia-Mount Laurel
Just 10 minutes from the Philadelphia City Center, the Wyndham Philadelphia-Mount Laurel is conveniently located off the New Jersey Turnpike and I-295. Nearby attractions include Coco Key Water Resort, Sahara Sam’s Oasis Water Park & Diggerland USA, and the Adventure Aquarium.
- Where you’ll stay: Guest rooms feature flat-screen HDTVs and complimentary WiFi.
- Eco-friendly: The hotel has a 3 Green Key rating and is a silver-level TripAdvisor GreenLeader.
- All-American entrees are served up at the onsite TerraNova restaurant for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and room service.
- Hand-crafted cocktails are poured in the Blue Room lounge. On Fridays and Saturdays, you can now enjoy beverages until 2 a.m. and food until 1 a.m.
- Take a dip in the indoor heated pool.
Mount Laurel, New Jersey: Easygoing Suburb near Philadelphia’s Center City
A suburb on the outskirts of Philadelphia, Mount Laurel is a relaxed New Jersey town with historical landmarks and plenty of green spaces. The town’s Laurel Acres Park offers playgrounds, a fishing lake, and a scenic nature trail. There’s also the Garden State Discovery Museum in nearby Cherry Hill, a children’s museum featuring a rock-climbing wall and a pretend TV news studio.
Over in Philadelphia, the historic Center City neighborhood dates back to the city’s founding in 1682. Today, it’s the central business district, with several skyscrapers and high-profile museums. This is also where you’ll find Independence National Historical Park, whose high concentration of notable landmarks makes it America’s most historic square mile. While you’re here, visit Independence Hall—birthplace of the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution—or head to the Liberty Bell Center to see the 2,000-pound bell that Martha Washington famously rang to let George know when supper was ready. At the north end of the park, the National Constitution Center features a multimedia presentation on the country’s founding displayed on a 360-degree domed ceiling, as well as galleries of artifacts, including a rare copy of the Emancipation Proclamation.