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Chinatown

Stretching from Arch Street to Vine Street, and from 11th street to 8th Street, Chinatown is packed end-to-end with restaurants and stores that represent Hong Kong, Cantonese, Fujianese, Northern Sichuan and Taiwanese cultures, with a sprinkling of Korean, Thai, Malaysian, Burmese, and Vietnamese. Beyond the iconic Chinatown Friendship Gate, visitors can look forward to delicious food from acclaimed restaurants and street vendors, fabulous shops, seasonal street festivals, and more.

How to get there

Chinatown is a short walk from Jefferson Station (Regional Rail), 8th Street and 11th Street Stations (Market-Frankford Line), Chinatown and 8th Street Stations (Broad-Ridge Spur) and City Hall (Broad Street Line). Multiple Bus Routes also serve Chinatown. 

Bus Routes

Routes 23, 47M, 45, 48, and 61

Subway lines

Market-Frankford Line, Broad Ridge Spur, Broad Street Line

Regional Rail lines that come into Jefferson Station

Airport Line Regional Rail

Warminster Line Regional Rail

Wilmington/Newark Line Regional Rail

West Trenton Line Regional Rail

Media/Elwyn Line Regional Rail

Lansdale/Doylestown Line Regional Rail

Paoli/Thorndale Line Regional Rail

Manayunk/Norristown Line Regional Rail

Chestnut Hill East Line Regional Rail

Trenton Line Regional Rail

Fox Chase Line Regional Rail

Chestnut Hill West Line Regional Rail

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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Save the Date: 2020 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show

Convention Center

The 2020 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show returns to the Pennsylvania Convention Center Saturday, 2/29 through Sunday, 3/8 with a combination of designs, live entertainment, workshops, and other events. Explore acres of amazing floral and landscape displays, plus extra activities for everyone like the Garden Tea and Butterflies Live! The 2020 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show theme "Riviera Holiday" is inspired by the world's Mediterranean gardens. Riviera Holiday beckons you to embrace your inner romantic and create a Mediterranean garden of your own. Ornate pottery and patterned tiles, a well-placed pergola, and abundant clusters of scented flowers, ornamental fountains, and herb parterres provide irresistible appeal along with sustainable lower maintenance, water-wise options that are both responsive to and reflective of temperate conditions. The Flower Show is a top destination and “must experience” horticultural event, attracting 250,000 visitors annually to the Pennsylvania Convention Center, a showcase of excellence that dates back to 1829. SEPTA Regional Rail trains, bus routes, trolleys and the Market-Frankford Line can get you to within walking distance of the convention center. Click here for more detail, including info on discounted show tickets available for purchase at all major SEPTA Transit Sales Offices and Regional Rail Ticket Offices.

 

20200229 00:00 20200309 00:00 America/New_York Save the Date: 2020 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show <p>The <a href="https://www.iseptaphilly.com/FlowerShow">2020 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show</a> returns to the <a href="https://www.iseptaphilly.com/destination/conventioncenter?center=39.954729068499994,-75.159694&amp;zoom=16">Pennsylvania Convention Center</a> Saturday, 2/29 through Sunday, 3/8 with a combination of designs, live entertainment, workshops, and other events. Explore acres of amazing floral and landscape displays, plus extra activities for everyone like the&nbsp;<a href="https://theflowershow.com/experiences/garden-tea/"><em>Garden Tea</em></a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em><a href="https://theflowershow.com/experiences/butterflies-live/">Butterflies Live!</a></em> The 2020 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show theme &quot;Riviera Holiday&quot; is inspired by the world&#39;s Mediterranean gardens. Riviera Holiday beckons you to embrace your inner romantic and create a Mediterranean garden of your own. Ornate pottery and patterned tiles, a well-placed pergola, and abundant clusters of scented flowers, ornamental fountains, and herb parterres provide irresistible appeal along with sustainable lower maintenance, water-wise options that are both responsive to and reflective of temperate conditions. The Flower Show is a top destination and &ldquo;must experience&rdquo; horticultural event, attracting 250,000 visitors annually to the Pennsylvania Convention Center, a showcase of excellence that dates back to 1829. SEPTA Regional Rail trains, bus routes, trolleys and the Market-Frankford Line can get you to within walking distance of the convention center. Click <a href="https://iseptaphilly.com/flowershow">here</a> for more detail, including info on discounted show tickets available for purchase at all major SEPTA Transit Sales Offices and Regional Rail Ticket Offices.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibit

Pennsylvania Convention Center

The American Library Association (ALA) is the oldest and largest library association in the world. Founded in 1876, its 60,000 members represent all types of libraries. Their conference runs Friday, 1/24 thru Wednesday, 1/29. Get there on SEPTA! The Convention Center is a short walk from Jefferson Station, or you can ride the Market-Frankford Line to 11th, Trolley to 13th, the Broad Street Line to City Hall or hop Routes 4, 16, 17, 23, 27, 33, 45, 48 or 61. For more travel tips, click here.

20200124 00:00 20200130 00:00 America/New_York ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibit <p>The American Library Association (ALA) is the oldest and largest library association in the world. Founded in 1876, its 60,000 members represent all types of libraries. Their&nbsp;conference runs Friday, 1/24&nbsp;thru Wednesday, 1/29. Get there on SEPTA! The&nbsp;<a href="https://www.iseptaphilly.com/destination/conventioncenter?center=39.95418055486537,-75.15963099999999&amp;zoom=16">Convention Center</a>&nbsp;is a short walk from Jefferson Station, or you can ride the Market-Frankford Line to 11th, Trolley to 13th, the Broad Street Line to City Hall or hop Routes 4, 16, 17, 23, 27, 33, 45, 48 or 61. For more travel tips, click <a href="https://www.mazzonicenter.org/trans-wellness/transit">here</a>.</p> Pennsylvania Convention Center, Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


Auto show

Save the Date: Philadelphia Auto Show

Pennsylvania Convention Center

Philadelphia, get ready to start your engines. The Philadelphia Auto Show is coming to town 2/8 thru 2/17 with more than 700 concept, classic, luxury and exotic cars from a wide variety of global manufacturers. Housed inside the Pennsylvania Convention Center, the show brings some of the automotive industry’s most impressive designs and most interesting concepts to the 650,000-square-foot display floor. Take SEPTA to the show. 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. And better yet - buy discounted adult admission tickets [$11 versus $14] at all major SEPTA Transit Sales & Regional Rail Ticket Offices (valid for admittance to weekday shows only; additional payment may be required on gate admittance on weekends).

20200202 00:00 20200218 00:00 America/New_York Save the Date: Philadelphia Auto Show <p>Philadelphia, get ready to start your engines. The <a href="http://www.iseptaphilly.com/autoshow">Philadelphia Auto Show</a> is coming to town 2/8 thru 2/17 with more than 700 concept, classic, luxury and exotic cars from a wide variety of global manufacturers. Housed inside the <a href="https://www.iseptaphilly.com/destination/conventioncenter?center=39.954729068499994,-75.159694&amp;zoom=16">Pennsylvania Convention Center</a>, the show brings some of the automotive industry&rsquo;s most impressive designs and most interesting concepts to the 650,000-square-foot display floor. Take SEPTA to the show. 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. And better yet - buy discounted adult admission tickets [$11 versus $14] at all major SEPTA Transit Sales &amp; Regional Rail Ticket Offices (valid for admittance to weekday shows only;&nbsp;additional payment may be required on gate admittance on weekends).</p> 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia PA 19107 Plan Your Trip


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Center City District Restaurant Week

Center City Philadelphia

Restaurants across Center City will offer three-course dinners for only $35 per person beginning Sunday, 1/12 thru Friday, 1/24. In addition, many will also offer a three-course lunch for $20. Click here for the full list of restaurants, menus, and easy online reservations through OpenTable. Leave the car in park and the driving to SEPTA! Click here to get started!

20200112 00:00 20200125 00:00 America/New_York Center City District Restaurant Week <p>Restaurants across <a href="https://www.iseptaphilly.com/destination/centercity?zoom=17&amp;center=39.952538032669324,-75.16307949999998">Center City</a> will offer&nbsp;three-course dinners for only $35 per person beginning Sunday, 1/12 thru Friday, 1/24. In addition, many will also offer a three-course lunch for $20. <a href="https://centercityphila.org/explore-center-city/ccd-restaurant-week?page=7" target="_blank">Click here</a> for the full list of restaurants, menus, and easy online reservations through OpenTable. Leave the car in park and the driving to SEPTA! Click <a href="http://www.iseptaphilly.com/plan-your-trip">here</a> to get started!</p> Philadelphia City Hall, John F Kennedy Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


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Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink

Dilworth Park

Those looking to ice skate in the heart of Philadelphia can pack up their cold-weather gear and head to the Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink at Dilworth Park! Skaters of all levels and ages are invited to cruise around the rink while taking in skyline views just outside of City Hall. This Perk gets you $1 off admission! Afterward, check out the spectacular Dilworth Park Wintergarden or warm up in the Rothman Institute Cabin, offering a variety of eats and the ultimate post-ice-skating treat — hot chocolate. So easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line or Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 & 36 to 15th Street, the Broad Street Line to City Hall, Bus Routes 2, 17, 33, 38, 44, 48, 124 or 125 or Regional Rail to Suburban Station.  

20191108 00:00 20200224 00:00 America/New_York Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink <p>Those looking to ice skate in the heart of Philadelphia can pack up their cold-weather gear and head to the <a href="https://centercityphila.org/parks/dilworth-park/winter/rothman-rink" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink</a><a href="http://centercityphila.org/parks/dilworth-park/winter/rothman-rink">&nbsp;</a><a class="trackingoutbound" href="http://www.ccdparks.org/dilworth-park/rothmanicerink">at Dilworth Park</a>! Skaters of all levels and ages are invited to cruise around the rink while taking in skyline views just outside of City Hall. This <a href="http://www.iseptaphilly.com/perk/143">Perk</a> gets you $1 off admission! Afterward, check out the spectacular Dilworth Park Wintergarden or warm up in the Rothman Institute Cabin, offering a variety of eats and the ultimate post-ice-skating treat &mdash; hot chocolate. So easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line or Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 &amp; 36 to 15th Street, the Broad Street Line to City Hall, Bus Routes 2, 17, 33, 38, 44, 48, 124 or 125 or Regional Rail to Suburban Station.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> 1 S 15th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102 Plan Your Trip


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