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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
Wizard world

Wizard World Philadelphia

Pennsylvania Convention Center

Get ready! Wizard World is at the Pennsylvania Convention Center Thursday, 6/13 thru Sunday, 6/16! Join tens of thousands of fans as they converge at Wizard World Philadelphia to celebrate the best in pop culture including Movies, Comics, Toys, Video Gaming, Games, TV, Anime, Manga, Horror, Wrestling, MMA, Original Art, Collectibles & More! 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.

20190613 00:00 20190617 00:00 America/New_York Wizard World Philadelphia <p>Get ready! <a href="https://wizardworld.com/comiccon/philadelphia">Wizard World</a> is at the <a href="https://www.iseptaphilly.com/destination/conventioncenter?center=39.954729068499994,-75.159694&amp;zoom=16">Pennsylvania Convention Center</a> Thursday, 6/13 thru Sunday, 6/16! Join tens of thousands of fans as they converge at Wizard World&nbsp;Philadelphia to celebrate the best in pop culture including Movies, Comics, Toys, Video Gaming, Games, TV, Anime, Manga, Horror, Wrestling, MMA, Original Art, Collectibles &amp; More! Get there on SEPTA. The <a href="https://www.iseptaphilly.com/destination/conventioncenter?center=39.95418055486537,-75.15963099999999&amp;zoom=16">Convention Center</a> 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.</p> Pennsylvania Convention Center Plan Your Trip


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Summer Exhibitions

African American Museum in Philadelphia

Head to the African American Museum in Philadelphia from now until September 8 for their new summer exhibitions: DO or DIE: Affect, Ritual, Resistance by Fahamu Pecou, which features a mix of performance, painting, drawing and video that seeks to "elevate and re-contextualize Black life and death." Self-Evident by Sonja Clark is a mix of new and older works that examines the museum's founding in 1976 and other topics. An opening event on Friday, 5/24 includes complimentary wine and live music. Get here on SEPTA. It's a short walk from the 8th Street stop on the Market-Frankford Line or hop Routes 47 or 48. 

20190524 00:00 20190909 00:00 America/New_York Summer Exhibitions <p>Head to the African American Museum in Philadelphia from now until September 8 for their new summer exhibitions: <em>DO or DIE: Affect, Ritual, Resistance</em>&nbsp;by Fahamu Pecou, which&nbsp;features a mix of performance, painting, drawing and video that seeks to &quot;elevate and re-contextualize Black life and death.&quot;&nbsp;<em>Self-Evident</em>&nbsp;by Sonja Clark is a mix of new and older works that examines the museum&#39;s founding in 1976 and other topics. An opening event on Friday, 5/24 includes complimentary wine and live music.&nbsp;Get here on SEPTA. It&#39;s a short walk from the 8th Street stop on the Market-Frankford Line or hop Routes 47 or 48.&nbsp;</p> 701 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


Walnut street theater

Legally Blonde

Walnut Street Theater

See the endearing comedy Legally Blonde: The Musical at the Walnut Street Theater on select dates thru 7/14. Get there on SEPTA. Take Regional Rail to Jefferson Station or Bus Routes 9, 12, 21, 38, 42, 47, 47M, or 61.

20190520 00:00 20190728 00:00 America/New_York Legally Blonde <p>See the endearing comedy&nbsp;<em><a href="http://www.walnutstreettheatre.org/season/show/legally-blonde-the-musical">Legally Blonde</a></em><a href="http://www.walnutstreettheatre.org/season/show/legally-blonde-the-musical"><em>: The Musical</em></a>&nbsp;at the&nbsp;Walnut Street Theater on select dates&nbsp;thru 7/14. 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


Chinese

Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival

Franklin Square

The Chinese Lantern Festival is back at Franklin Square now thru 6/30! Come see the square at 6th and Race streets come alive with 15,000 LED lights shining on 29 different lantern displays, including a 200-foot-long Chinese dragon. Also on tap: awe-inspiring acrobatics and folk dance performances, the Dragon Beer Garden, classic Asian food and more. 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.

20190501 00:00 20190701 00:00 America/New_York Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival <p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.uwishunu.com/2017/02/chinese-lantern-festival-returns-franklin-square-new-lanterns-spring/">Chinese Lantern Festival</a> is back at Franklin Square now thru 6/30!&nbsp;Come see the square at 6th and Race streets come alive with 15,000 LED lights shining on 29 different lantern displays, including a 200-foot-long Chinese dragon. Also on tap: awe-inspiring acrobatics and folk dance performances, the Dragon Beer Garden, classic Asian food and more. 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> Franklin Square, 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Hamilton: The Constitutional Clashes That Shaped A Nation

National Constitution Center

Explore Hamilton: The Constitutional Clashes That Shaped a Nation, the National Constitution Center’s new exhibit highlighting the competing ideas of Alexander Hamilton and his legendary rivals. Visit now thru December 2019! Check out this Perk before you go! So easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 5th Street/Independence Hall or Routes 17, 33, 38, 44, 48 or 57.

20190415 00:00 20200101 00:00 America/New_York Hamilton: The Constitutional Clashes That Shaped A Nation <p>Explore&nbsp;<a href="https://constitutioncenter.org/experience/exhibitions/feature-exhibitions/hamilton-the-constitutional-clashes-that-shaped-a-nation"><em>Hamilton: The Constitutional Clashes That Shaped a Nation</em></a>, the National Constitution Center&rsquo;s new exhibit highlighting&nbsp;the competing ideas of Alexander Hamilton and his legendary rivals. Visit&nbsp;now thru&nbsp;December 2019!&nbsp;Check out <a href="http://iseptaphilly.com/perk/56">this Perk</a> before you go! So easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 5th Street/Independence Hall or Routes 17, 33, 38, 44, 48 or 57.</p> 525 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


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Center City Fit

Dilworth Park

Rothman Orthopaedics Presents Center City Fit returns to Dilworth Park beginning Monday, 4/15 thru Tuesday, 10/15! Enjoy fun, free fitness programs led by top-notch trainers from Optimal Sport Health Clubs 1315 Walnut. On Mondays from 6p-7p check out Zumba®* and on Tuesdays from 6p-7p there's Boot Camp thru 7/23 and cardio kickboxing 7/30 thru 10/15. For more event details, visit CCDParks.org. It's 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.

20190415 00:00 20191016 00:00 America/New_York Center City Fit <p><a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__centercityphila.us17.list-2Dmanage.com_track_click-3Fu-3D81629cc822272638e099bfb33-26id-3D865a2c231d-26e-3Dacf2366fb5&amp;d=DwMFaQ&amp;c=7bpf2KEKSGWHalHBe2Ypwg&amp;r=1iOv6BC89y0cqWPOj6RUkI8LpvKEIgN9W5sOr19EBuk&amp;m=QGo9fDUkQRCAXim3Kd5rTJG5uGaa1S1DwysaG0_izkk&amp;s=ba6KSqwvG31r-pozrjuVBWfMvhBTNBkW4oNvPCDKcAg&amp;e=" target="_blank"><strong>Rothman Orthopaedics Presents Center City Fit</strong></a> returns to Dilworth Park beginning Monday, 4/15 thru Tuesday, 10/15! Enjoy fun, free fitness programs led by top-notch trainers from Optimal Sport Health Clubs 1315 Walnut. On Mondays from 6p-7p check out Zumba&reg;* and on Tuesdays from&nbsp;6p-7p there&#39;s Boot Camp thru 7/23 and cardio<strong> </strong>kickboxing 7/30 thru 10/15. For more event details, visit <a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__centercityphila.us17.list-2Dmanage.com_track_click-3Fu-3D81629cc822272638e099bfb33-26id-3Db4a55e360c-26e-3Dacf2366fb5&amp;d=DwMFaQ&amp;c=7bpf2KEKSGWHalHBe2Ypwg&amp;r=1iOv6BC89y0cqWPOj6RUkI8LpvKEIgN9W5sOr19EBuk&amp;m=QGo9fDUkQRCAXim3Kd5rTJG5uGaa1S1DwysaG0_izkk&amp;s=Zq1Tyl3dh_JGlPiekcDskpu887zIkjsSgEWuCQ7C3Oo&amp;e=" target="_blank"><strong>CCDParks.org</strong></a>. It&#39;s 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.</p> Dilworth Park, South 15th Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Friday Night Live

Dilworth Park

On Fridays from 6/7 thru 7/12, you can jam out with some of your favorite local bands heard on 93.3 WMMR from 5p - 8p at Dilworth Park! Grab some grub at the Air Grille and Dilworth Park Café, or unwind with a seasonal cocktail, wine, or beer. You drink. We'll drive. 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.

20190607 00:00 20190713 00:00 America/New_York Friday Night Live <p>On Fridays from 6/7 thru 7/12, you can jam out with some of your favorite local bands heard on 93.3 WMMR from 5p - 8p at Dilworth Park! Grab some grub at the Air Grille and Dilworth Park Caf&eacute;, or unwind with a seasonal cocktail, wine, or beer. <strong>You drink. We&#39;ll drive. </strong>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.</p> Dilworth Park, South 15th Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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