Local Attractions

Rowan’s location puts you 30 minutes away from the historic city of Philadelphia, the birthplace of American independence in 1776. From hip South Street to historic Old City, Philly is easily accessible by public transportation or car.

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

Map of New York City, Philadelphia, Washington, DC

The main campus of Rowan University is nestled in the historic New Jersey town of Glassboro. Known for its rich heritage in glass manufacturing, Glassboro, like its namesake, is home to approximately 20,000 permanent residents. Glassboro features a multitude of restaurants and entertainment options, all of which are within walking distance from campus.

Rowan’s location puts you 30 minutes away from the historic city of Philadelphia, the birthplace of American independence in 1776. From hip South Street to historic Old City, Philly is easily accessible by public transportation or car. Shop tax-free in Delaware, which is only 30 minutes away to the south, or stroll the boardwalk in Atlantic City, just an hour from campus. Enjoy the surf and sand of the famous Jersey Shore, only an hour away to the east. Rowan’s campus also puts you just two and half hours away from New York City and Washington, D.C., where you can explore all the landmarks, museums, cuisine, and more that each city has to offer.

Philadelphia

Only 30 minutes north of Rowan University, Philadelphia is one of the most historically important cities in the entire country. Arguably where the United States began, Philadelphia is where the American founding fathers met and signed the Declaration of Independence and is home to important national landmarks such as Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Culturally diverse, Philadelphia has arts and sciences, entertainment, nightlife, food, sports, history, and a world-renowned zoo. For more information, please visit https://www.rowan.edu/home/international-center/f-1-international-students/greater-philadelphia-area

Delaware

Only 30 minutes south of Rowan University, Delaware features Colonial-era towns, tax-free outlet shopping, miles of seashore, and much more. Travelers looking for things to do can stop in Wilmington, Delaware, the cultural and entertainment capital of the state, which “is blessed with museums, concert halls, and some of the state’s top restaurants. Be sure to check out the Christina Riverfront District for a one-stop assortment of attractions, and explore the listings to find what to do in Wilmington.” For more information, please visit http://www.visitdelaware.com

New York City

Only two hours north of Rowan University, New York City is one of the most exciting and diverse cities in the entire country. New York City is famous for its iconic landmarks including One World Trade Center, Central Park, the Empire State Building, Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, Yankee Stadium, Madison Square Garden, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Rockefeller Center. Experience exciting nightlife, theatre, sports, entertainment, local and international cuisine, and history. For more information, please visit http://www.nycgo.com/boroughs-neighborhoods/manhattan

WheatonArts Village

Only 25 minutes south of Rowan University, explore the famous WheatonArts Village where you’ll find daily glass blowing and artist demonstrations, special exhibitions, programs, workshops, performances and several weekend festivals throughout the year. For more information, please visit http://www.wheatonarts.org

New Jersey Beaches

Only an hour east of Rowan University, you can visit a number of New Jersey’s “white-sand beaches that draw hundreds of thousands of visitors and families each year to enjoy the surf, sand, sun, fun and excitement of the famous Jersey Shore.” New Jersey features 130 miles of coastline, spanning from Sandy Hook to Cape May, boasting “beautiful barrier islands and bays dotted with majestic lighthouses, fishing villages and scenic views.” For more information, please visit http://www.visitnj.org/nj/beaches

Atlantic City

Only an hour east of Rowan University, Atlantic City features “world-renowned casinos resorts and hotels, big name restaurants featuring famous chefs, unique attractions, headline entertainment, luxurious spas, championship golf, elite shopping and more.” There’s also the famous Atlantic City Boardwalk, golf, fun attractions, the ocean and fishing, and water sports. For more information, please visit http://www.visitnj.org/city/atlantic-city

Washington, D.C.

Only two and half hours south of Rowan University, you can visit Washington, D.C., the nation’s capital. “Monuments and memorials, eclectic neighborhoods, true local flavor – Washington, DC is a place unlike any other.” The city offers a large number of free attractions including the Smithsonian, the National Portrait Gallery, the National Museum of Natural History, and the National Air and Space Museum. It’s also home to iconic national treasures such as the White House, the National Mall, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Jefferson Memorial. For more information, please visit https://washington.org

Baltimore, Maryland

Only an hour and a half south of Rowan University, you can visit Baltimore, the urban jewel of Chesapeake country. “Stroll the brick walkways of Baltimore’s world famous Inner Harbor to restaurants, boutiques, and amazing destinations like the National Aquarium and Maryland Science Center. Venture out for a taste of the town’s thriving foodie community. Catch a game with the Orioles or Ravens. Just make sure not to leave without trying a crab cake.” For more information, please visit http://www.visitmaryland.org/places-to-go/baltimore

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Attractions - Atlantic City
Atlantic City
Attractions - Delaware
Delaware
Attractions - Jersey Shore
Jersey Shore
Attractions - New York City
New York City
Attractions - Philadelphia
Philadelphia
Attractions - Rowan University
Rowan University
Attractions - Washington, DC
Washington, DC
Attractions - WheatonArts
WheatonArts Village

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