Planning a trip early next year to Pennsylvania going through the state to check out some of the sights ending in checking out the Philadelphia waterfront and then crossing over to the New Jersey side in Camden to also check out their waterfront, planning on seeing the Aquarium and Battleship New Jersey over there.
I know Camden used to be the most crime ridden city in the US 15 years ago but also know things have calmed down considerably since then especially in the touristy areas. However reading up comments online from people who visited the waterfront on both the Philadelphia/Camden sides makes it seem like crime in back up again. People complaining about “gangs” hanging out by all the entrances of the museums eyeing people up and down, as well as just a lot more crime recently that about 5 years ago.
Anybody know if it’s just the normal riff-raff over there or are things getting bad again? I mainly plan on visiting museums or going to the “bar crawl” areas of the cities (mostly Philadelphia though).