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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
Arden theatre outside

A Streetcar Named Desire

Arden Theatre Company

A Streetcar Named Desire runs from 1/13 thru 2/13 at the Arden Theatre in Old City! It's so easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd Street or Routes 5, 17, 33, 48 or 57. Before you go - check out this Perk - it will save you $10!

20220113 00:00 20220214 00:00 America/New_York A Streetcar Named Desire <p><em>A Streetcar Named Desire&nbsp;</em>runs from 1/13 thru 2/13&nbsp;at the <a href="https://ardentheatre.org/">Arden Theatre</a> in Old City!&nbsp;It&#39;s so easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd Street or Routes 5, 17, 33, 48 or 57. Before you go - check out this&nbsp;<a href="http://www.iseptaphilly.com/perk/34">Perk</a>&nbsp;- it will save you $10!</p> 40 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


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Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest

Blue Cross RiverRink

Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest — one of Philly’s favorite winter traditions — once again brings the holiday spirit to the Delaware River waterfront. The winter wonderland offers guests a chance to go skating at the city’s largest outdoor ice rink, cozy up at one of the warming cabins and fire-pit stations (plus, s’mores kits!), and gaze at the twinkling lights and holiday tree — all while overlooking the Delaware River. Also on site: a 60-foot-tall Ferris wheel, carnival games and new-for-2021 food offerings from Black Iron BBQ. Get there on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd Street or Bus Routes 12, 21, 25, 42, 17, or 33. 

20211126 00:00 20220307 00:00 America/New_York Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest <p><a href="https://www.delawareriverwaterfront.com/places/blue-cross-riverrink-winterfest" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest</a>&nbsp;&mdash; one of Philly&rsquo;s favorite winter traditions &mdash; once again brings the holiday spirit to the Delaware River waterfront. The winter wonderland offers guests a chance to go skating at the city&rsquo;s largest outdoor ice rink, cozy up at one of the warming cabins and fire-pit stations (plus, s&rsquo;mores kits!), and gaze at the twinkling lights and holiday tree &mdash; all while overlooking the Delaware River. Also on site: a 60-foot-tall Ferris wheel, carnival games and new-for-2021 food offerings from Black Iron BBQ.&nbsp;Get there on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd Street or Bus Routes 12, 21, 25, 42, 17, or 33.&nbsp;</p> 121 North Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA, United States 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. 

20220109 00:00 20221219 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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