Destination

Center City

Center City is Philadelphia's busiest and most densely packed cultural, historical and entertaining neighborhoods. Geographically located east/west from the Delaware River to the Schuylkill River, and north/south from Spring Garden Street to South Street — features Philly’s premier downtown area as well as an ever-expanding skyline.

It’s also home to the city’s most historic neighborhoods — including Old City and Society Hill — as well as many tourist attractions, on Independence Mall and elsewhere.

As a primary destination for travelers, Center City boasts a majority of the biggest and toniest hotels in the region, and more restaurants, bars and cafes than any other part of the city. Sparkling nightlife and dining options under the Center City umbrella include ChinatownRittenhouse Square and Old City.

At its nexis point, where Broad Street crosses Market Street, resides Philly’s historic and beautiful City Hall, with its 37-foot-tall statue of William Penn presiding 548 feet over the city proper. Penn was the tallest point in the city up until the building of One Liberty Place in 1986.

How to get there

The Market-Frankford Line, Broad Street Line, Trolley Routes, all Regional Rail Lines, and various Bus Routes all service Center City, Plan your trip here.

Fare

There are many ways to get here on SEPTA, there are also many ways to pay. Click here to learn which fare is best for you. ​

Upcoming Local Happenings
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Center City Sips

Dilworth Park, Marathon on Market, and more...

Great reason to catch the later train! Center City Sips is back every Wednesday from 5p to 7p now thru 8/29! Partake in $6 cocktails, $5 wine, $4 beer and half-priced appetizers at more than 50 bars and restaurants all over Center City - all just steps from a SEPTA stop!

20180606 00:00 20180830 00:00 America/New_York Center City Sips <p>Great reason to catch the later train! Center City Sips is back every <a href="https://www.centercityphila.org/explore-center-city/ccdsips">Wednesday</a>&nbsp;from 5p to 7p now thru 8/29! Partake in $6 cocktails, $5 wine, $4 beer and half-priced appetizers at more than 50 bars and restaurants all over Center City - all just steps from a <a href="http://iseptaphilly.com/plan-your-trip">SEPTA</a> stop!</p> Dilworth Park, South 15th Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Meetings & Conventions

Pennsylvania Convention Center

Event(s) being held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center this week:

8/11 to 8/14: American Sociological Association

8/16: National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce NGLCC

Get there on SEPTA. The Convention Center 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.

20180808 00:00 20180817 00:00 America/New_York Meetings & Conventions <p>Event(s) being held at the <a href="https://www.paconvention.com/upcoming-events">Pennsylvania Convention Center</a> this week:</p> <p>8/11 to 8/14:&nbsp;American Sociological Association</p> <p>8/16:&nbsp;National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce NGLCC</p> <p>Get there on SEPTA. The Convention Center 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> Pennsylvania Convention Center, Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Balcony Bar

Kimmel Center

The Kimmel Center’s Balcony Bar is open for the season from 5p to 9p on Wednesdays until 8/29 - including during CCD Sips! Guests can enjoy cocktails, beer and wine, and food specials (sliders, fried pierogies and more) from Garces. Get here on SEPTA. Hop Routes 4, 12, 27, 32 or the Broad Street Line to Walnut-Locust.

20180606 00:00 20180830 00:00 America/New_York Balcony Bar <p>The Kimmel Center&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="https://www.kimmelcenter.org/events-and-tickets/events/new-balcony-bar--the-kimmel/">Balcony Bar</a> is open for the season from 5p to 9p on Wednesdays until 8/29 - including during CCD Sips! Guests can enjoy cocktails, beer and wine, and food specials (sliders, fried pierogies and more) from Garces. Get here on SEPTA. Hop Routes 4, 12, 27, 32 or the Broad Street Line to Walnut-Locust.</p> 300 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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