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Delaware River Waterfront

From parks and museums to piers and restaurants, there are so many of attractions and events all year long at the Delaware River Waterfront.

Located just a short walk from Old City, Society Hill, and Philadelphia’s Historic District, the waterfront has tons to offer, including one of the coolest pop-up parks in the city (Spruce Street Harbor Park), some of the best outdoor venues for concerts, festivals, and more as well as amazing views of Benjamin Franklin Bridge and the Delaware River.

How to get there

SEPTA Bus Routes 21, 33, and 42 stop at the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing and Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest at the Chestnut Street turnaround. Routes 17 and 48 stop at Front and Market Streets. Route 12 stops directly at Spruce Street Harbor Park Presented by Univest/Valley Green Bank at Columbus Blvd and Dock Street. Route 25 runs along Columbus Blvd.

You can also take the SEPTA Market-Frankford Line (the Blue Line) to the 2nd Street stop. From there, head east over the Market Street Bridge. The Blue Cross RiverRink and Great Plaza at Penn's Landing will be straight ahead. 

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.

Things To Do

No matter the season, there’s always something to do on the Delaware River Waterfront.

During the Winter months, it's home to the Blue Cross RiverRink (check out this Perk!), a heated lodge that has all sorts of food and drink options, an arcade, and lots more!  The park is open seven days a week, including holidays!

You can also visit the Independence Seaport Museum - a SEPTA Perk!

The Delaware River Waterfront is also just a short walk away from historic Old City, which has plenty of restaurants, bars, shops, and art galleries. 

Upcoming Local Happenings
Seaport

Independence Seaport Museum

Delaware River Waterfront

Explore the Independence Seaport Museum every day from 10a-5p. Save $2 on admission when you flash your SEPTA Key card! Get there on SEPTA! SEPTA Bus Routes 21, 33 & 42,17, 12, 25 and 48 all get you close! You can also take the SEPTA Market-Frankford Line (the Blue line) to the 2nd Street Stop. From there, head East over the Market Street Bridge.

20210427 00:00 20211231 00:00 America/New_York Independence Seaport Museum <p>Explore the <a href="https://www.phillyseaport.org/">Independence Seaport Museum</a> every day from 10a-5p. <a href="https://iseptaphilly.com/perk/12">Save $2 </a>on admission&nbsp;when you flash your SEPTA Key card!&nbsp;Get there on SEPTA! SEPTA Bus Routes 21, 33 &amp; 42,17, 12, 25&nbsp;and 48 all get you close!&nbsp;You can also take the SEPTA Market-Frankford Line (the Blue line) to the 2nd Street Stop. From there, head East over the Market Street Bridge.</p> Independence Seaport Museum, South Christopher Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


Betsy ross house

Spooky Twilight Tours

Betsy Ross House

At the pint-sized home of the nation’s famous flag maker this October, visitors hear true tales about small pox and yellow fever in the courtyard before heading inside to continue their gruesome tour - every Friday in October. Short walk from 2nd Street Station on the Market-Frankford Line or hop Routes 17, 33 or 48.

20211008 00:00 20211030 00:00 America/New_York Spooky Twilight Tours <p>At the pint-sized home of the nation&rsquo;s famous flag maker this October, visitors&nbsp;<a href="http://historicphiladelphia.org/betsy-ross-house/spooky-twilight-tours/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">hear true tales</a>&nbsp;about small pox and yellow fever in the courtyard before heading inside to continue their gruesome tour - every Friday in October.&nbsp;Short walk from 2nd Street Station on the Market-Frankford Line or hop Routes 17, 33 or 48.</p> Betsy Ross House, Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


Headhouse farmers market

Headhouse Farmers Market

South Street District

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. 

20210322 00:00 20211129 00:00 America/New_York Headhouse Farmers Market <p>On Sunday stop by the <a href="http://thefoodtrust.org/farmers-markets/market/headhouse">Headhouse Farmers Market</a> 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


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