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Kids Ride Free to the Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest

May 24, 2021

In case you missed it - heading out with the kids on SEPTA is easier [and less expensive!] than ever! Last summer – SEPTA announced that children 11 and under ride free when accompanied by an adult. That – along with free transfers and the weather – make a daytime trip in the coming weeks a must-do.

Head down to the Delaware River Waterfront to check out one of Philly's favorite summer traditions - the Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest -  featuring outdoor roller skating, boardwalk games and rides, mini-golf, and great food and drinks, all with soaring views of the Delaware River and Ben Franklin Bridge. Summerfest is the perfect place for a family outing, a school trip, or a meet-up with friends!

Not only that - but Spruce Street Harbor Park opens this week (5/26)! Spruce Street Harbor Park makes for cool, Summertime memories, with colorful hammocks, floating gardens, beautiful trees adorned in technicolored lights, local craft beers, and delicious food from some of Philadelphia’s most popular restaurants. Whether you want to chill with friends under the illuminated trees or enjoy the fresh breeze out on the floating barges, Spruce Street Harbor Park has is all.

You can also check out Makers Market at Spruce Street Harbor Park - open every Saturday from 5/29 thru 6/26! Take advantage of  waterfront shopping from local creators selling handmade items).

Once you're done all of that - you can take a short walk to Old City to get some ice cream from one of our newest Perks Partners - the Franklin Fountain! Spend $10 or more and get free sprinkles when you flash your SEPTA Key card! Or if you're in the mood for candy, head over to Shane Confectionery! Spend $10 or more to get a free buttercream! 

Get there on SEPTA! SEPTA Bus Routes 21, 33 & 42 stop at The Great Plaza at Penn's Landing. Routes 17 and 48 stop at Front and Market Streets. Route 12 stops directly at Spruce Street Harbor Park at Columbus Boulevard and Dock Street. Route 25 runs along Columbus Boulevard. 

And remember– riding the bus, trolley and/or subway is 10X safer than driving. Regional Rail is 18X safer!

And when you ride - remember to keep your mask 😷 over your mouth!