Destination

Penn's Landing

Penn's Landing is a waterfront area of Center City Philadelphia along the Delaware River. Its name commemorates the landing of William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania in 1682. It hosts family-friendly attractions, concerts and events all year long.

How to get there

Penn’s Landing is a short walk from the 2nd Street stop on the Market-Frankford Line and is serviced by different bus routes.

Market-Frankford Line (Blue Line)

Bus Routes: 12, 21, 25, 33 & 42

Fare

One way fare on either the Market-Frankford Line or any bus is $2.50 cash. You must have exact change if paying the cashier or operator. Neither can make change. Quick Trips are available for the Market-Frankford Line from the Fare Kiosks located in the stations. The kiosks accept credit/debit cards and cash [no exact change needed!]. You can purchase one-way Quick Trip tickets for travel at any MFL/BSL station for use at any MFL/BSL station. This allows you the flexibility to buy two Quick Trips at one time – one for the start of your trip, and the second for your return trip. All Quick Trip tickets must be used on the date of purchase. Quick Trips do not work on the bus.

Your best bet, is a SEPTA Key Card. Like a Quick Trip, it is also available from the Fare Kiosks but unlike a Quick Trip, it is reloadable and reusable and it works on buses. The SEPTA Key Travel Wallet allows you to pay as you go and you'll receive a discount for each ride ($2.00 versus the $2.50 cash fare). You must load a minimum of $10 [which will get you 5 rides]. Funds in your Travel Wallet can only be used to pay for one (1) person. It cannot be tapped multiple times to pay for anyone traveling with you.  

Best part – your SEPTA Key gets you more than just a ride. Flash it for discounts on food, drink, museums, sports, shops and more. Click here for a full list of Partners.

Things To Do

No matter what the season, there’s always something to do at Penn’s Landing. During the warmer months its home to many festivals, concerts, and the Spruce Street Harbor Park pop up park. There's also Summerfest and roller skating at the Blue Cross RiverRink. In the winter it's all about ice skating with a Winterfest holiday garden pop up nearby. 

You can also visit the Independence Seaport Museum - which just happens to be a SEPTA Pass Perk

Penn’s Landing is also just a short walk away from historic Old City, which has plenty of restaurants, bars, shops, and art galleries.

Upcoming Local Happenings
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Twelve Days of Christmas Movies

Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest

From 12/14 to 12/25, bring family and friends out to Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest for 12 movie nights leading up to Christmas Eve. Enjoy holiday favorites such as A Charlie Brown Christmas, Elf, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, and more. All movies will be shown in the Lodge, with plenty of comfy seating and great food and drinks. Get there on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd or Bus Routes 12, 21, 25, 42, 17, 33 or 48. And check out this Perk before you go!

20171214 00:00 20171226 00:00 America/New_York Twelve Days of Christmas Movies <p>From 12/14 to 12/25, bring family and friends out to Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest for <a href="http://www.delawareriverwaterfront.com/events/twelve-days-of-christmas-movies">12 movie nights&nbsp;</a>leading up to Christmas Eve. Enjoy holiday favorites such as <em>A Charlie Brown Christmas, Elf, National Lampoon&rsquo;s Christmas Vacation</em>, and more. All movies will be shown in the Lodge, with plenty of comfy seating and great food and drinks.&nbsp;Get there on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd or Bus Routes 12, 21, 25, 42, 17, 33 or 48. And check out this&nbsp;<a href="http://iseptaphilly.com/perk/148">Perk</a>&nbsp;before you go!</p> 101 South Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Historic Holiday Nights

Old City

Old City District announces the return of Historic Holiday Nights every Thursday from 5p to 8p at 25+ restaurants and 25+ retailers! Historic Holiday Nights will run from 11/30 thru 12/28 with $5 specials, seasonal sips and special menu items at Stratus Lounge, The Little Lion, Amada, Buddakan, Continental, Cuba Libre, High Street on Market, La Peg, Panorama and many more. Get all of your holiday cheer in one place and most importantly - get there on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd Street or Routes 5, 9, 17, 21, 33, 38, 44, 48 or 57.

20171130 00:00 20171229 00:00 America/New_York Historic Holiday Nights <p>Old City District announces the return of&nbsp;Historic&nbsp;Holiday&nbsp;Nights&nbsp;every Thursday from 5p to 8p at 25+ restaurants and 25+ retailers! Historic&nbsp;Holiday&nbsp;Nights&nbsp;will run from 11/30 thru 12/28 with $5 specials, seasonal sips and special menu items at Stratus Lounge,&nbsp;The Little Lion, Amada, Buddakan, Continental, Cuba Libre, High Street on Market, La Peg, Panorama and many more. Get all of your holiday cheer in one place and most importantly - get there on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd Street or Routes 5, 9, 17, 21, 33, 38, 44, 48 or 57.</p> 200 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest

Blue Cross RiverRink

From 11/24 thru 3/4, the Delaware River waterfront is a seasonal wonderland thanks to Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest. Enjoy waterfront views with drinks and food and take a spin around the city’s largest outdoor ice rink. Get there on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd or Bus Routes 12, 21, 25, 42, 17, 33 or 48. And check out this Perk before you go!

20171124 00:00 20180305 00:00 America/New_York Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest <p>From&nbsp;11/24 thru 3/4, the Delaware River waterfront is a seasonal wonderland thanks to <a href="http://www.delawareriverwaterfront.com/places/blue-cross-riverrink-summerfest">Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest</a>. Enjoy waterfront views with drinks and food and take a spin around the city&rsquo;s largest outdoor ice rink. Get there on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd or Bus Routes 12, 21, 25, 42, 17, 33 or 48. And check out this <a href="http://iseptaphilly.com/perk/148">Perk</a> before you go!</p> 121 North Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Peter Pan

Arden Theatre Company

Now thru 1/26, catch Peter Pan at the Arden Theatre in Old City. So easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd Street or Routes 5, 17, 33, 48 or 57. Before you go - check out this Perk - it will save you $10!

20171201 00:00 20180127 00:00 America/New_York Peter Pan <p>Now thru 1/26, catch <em><a href="https://tickets.ardentheatre.org/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=peterpan&amp;BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::context_id=">Peter Pan</a></em> at the Arden Theatre in Old City. So easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd Street or Routes 5, 17, 33, 48 or 57. Before you go - check out this&nbsp;<a href="http://www.iseptaphilly.com/perk/34">Perk</a>&nbsp;- it will save you $10!</p> 40 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


Headhouse farmers market

Headhouse Farmers Market

Headhouse Square

On Sunday stop by the Headhouse Farmers Market for fresh produce, baked goods, local meats, cheeses and wines. It's so easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop Route 12, 40, 47 or 57. 

20171105 00:00 20181231 00:00 America/New_York Headhouse Farmers Market <p>On Sunday stop by the Headhouse Farmers Market for fresh produce, baked goods, local meats, cheeses and wines. It&#39;s so easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop Route 12, 40, 47 or 57.&nbsp;</p> 500 South 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


Franklinsquare

Franklin Square Holiday Festival and Electrical Spectacle Light Show

Franklin Square

Festive lights, winter treats and holiday cheer fill historic Franklin Square for its all-ages (and completely free!) holiday festival and light show. The main feature is the Electrical Spectacle light show, which utilizes thousands of twinkling lights and a dynamic holiday soundtrack. The seasonal outdoor attraction rounds out the ongoing festivities with a winter beer garden, seasonal eats from SquareBurger, Lightning Bolt Holiday Express train rides around the square and a handful of other fun-filled events. Runs 11/9 through 12/31. Get here on SEPTA. Short walk from the 5th Street/Independence Hall stop on the Market-Frankford Line or ride Bus Routes 47 or 47M.

20171109 00:00 20180101 00:00 America/New_York Franklin Square Holiday Festival and Electrical Spectacle Light Show <p>Festive lights, winter treats and holiday cheer fill historic <a class="trackingoutbound" href="http://historicphiladelphia.org/franklin-square/upcoming-events/">Franklin Square</a> for its all-ages (and completely free!) holiday festival and light show. The main feature is the Electrical Spectacle light show, which utilizes thousands of twinkling lights and a dynamic holiday soundtrack. The seasonal outdoor attraction rounds out the ongoing festivities with a winter beer garden, seasonal eats from SquareBurger, Lightning Bolt Holiday Express train rides around the square and a handful of other fun-filled events. Runs 11/9 through 12/31. Get here on SEPTA. Short walk from the 5th Street/Independence Hall stop on the Market-Frankford Line or ride Bus Routes 47 or 47M.</p> 200 6th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102 Plan Your Trip


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Annie

Walnut Street Theater

Leapin' Lizards! Celebrate the holiday season with one of the world's best-loved musicals! See Annie at the Walnut Street Theater now thru 1/7. Get there on SEPTA. Take Regional Rail to Jefferson Station or Bus Routes 9, 12, 21, 38, 42, 47, 47M, or 61.

20171113 00:00 20180110 00:00 America/New_York Annie <p>Leapin&#39; Lizards! Celebrate the holiday season with one of the world&#39;s best-loved musicals! See <em>Annie </em>at the&nbsp;Walnut Street Theater now thru 1/7. Get there on SEPTA. Take Regional Rail to Jefferson Station or Bus Routes 9, 12, 21, 38, 42, 47, 47M, or 61.</p> 825 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


Trocadero

Movie Night: Die Hard

Trocadero Theatre

On Monday might, get in on the action at The Trocadero Theatre as New York City cop John McClane (Bruce Willis) goes toe-to-toe with a group of terrorists who take over a high rise building during a company Christmas Eve Party in the debatably dubbed Christmas classic Die Hard. Show starts at 8p and costs just $3. Get there on SEPTA. The Trocadero is a short walk from Jefferson Station, or you can ride the Market-Frankford Line to 11th, the Broad Street Line to City Hall or hop Routes 23, 45, 48 or 61.

20171218 00:00 20171219 00:00 America/New_York Movie Night: Die Hard <p>On Monday might, get in on the action at The Trocadero Theatre as New York City cop John McClane (Bruce Willis) goes toe-to-toe with a group of terrorists who take over a high rise building during a company Christmas Eve Party in the <a class="trackingoutbound" href="https://www.thetroc.com/event/1605945-movie-monday-die-hard-1988-philadelphia/">debatably dubbed Christmas classic</a> <em>Die Hard</em>. Show starts at 8p and costs just $3. Get there on SEPTA. The Trocadero is a short walk from Jefferson Station, or you can ride the Market-Frankford Line to 11th, the Broad Street Line to City Hall or hop Routes 23, 45, 48 or 61.</p> 1003 Arch Street Plan Your Trip


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