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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
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River Alive!

Independence Seaport Museum

This new 4,000-square foot permanent exhibition at the Independence Seaport Museum focuses on the Delaware River and how millions of people use it for water, food and recreation. Hands-on experiences such as the Citizen Science Lab and Fisharium teach guests about what lives in the river and the threats to the watershed. Get there on SEPTA! SEPTA Bus Routes 21, 33 & 42 stop at The Great Plaza at Penn's Landing. Routes 17 and 48 stop at Front and Market Streets. Route 12 stops directly at Spruce Street Harbor Park 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. Save $2 on admission with this Perk!

20181123 00:00 20200229 00:00 America/New_York River Alive! <p>This new 4,000-square foot <a class="trackingoutbound" href="http://www.phillyseaport.org/riveralive" rel="noopener" target="_blank">permanent exhibition</a> at the Independence Seaport Museum focuses on the Delaware River and how millions of people use it for water, food and recreation. Hands-on experiences such as the Citizen Science Lab and Fisharium teach guests about what lives in the river and the threats to the watershed. Get there on SEPTA! SEPTA Bus Routes 21, 33 &amp; 42 stop at The Great Plaza at Penn&#39;s Landing. Routes 17 and 48 stop at Front and Market Streets. Route 12 stops directly at Spruce Street Harbor Park 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. Save $2 on admission with this <a href="https://www.iseptaphilly.com/perk/12">Perk</a>!</p> Independence Seaport Museum, South Christopher Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


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The Snow Queen

Arden Theatre Company

The Snow Queen runs now thru 1/26 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!

20200102 00:00 20200126 00:00 America/New_York The Snow Queen <p><em>The Snow Queen&nbsp;</em>runs now thru 1/26&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

This winter wonderland along the Delaware River is celebrating its 26th anniversary season! Don't miss the fire pits, game room, chalet-style lodge, food and beverages, confectionary cabin and — new this year! — the Winterfest Express train for kiddos to ride. Get there on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd Street or Bus Routes 12, 21, 25, 42, 17, or 33. Flash your SEPTA Key or SEPTA Pass to save 50% ($2) on admission! More info here!

20191129 00:00 20200309 00:00 America/New_York Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest <p>This <a class="trackingoutbound" href="http://www.delawareriverwaterfront.com/places/blue-cross-riverrink-winterfest" rel="noopener" target="_blank">winter wonderland</a> along the Delaware River is celebrating its 26th anniversary season! Don&#39;t miss the fire pits, game room, chalet-style lodge, food and beverages, confectionary cabin and &mdash; new this year! &mdash; the Winterfest Express train for kiddos to ride. Get there on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd Street or Bus Routes 12, 21, 25, 42, 17, or 33. Flash your SEPTA Key or SEPTA Pass to save 50% ($2) on admission! More info <a href="https://www.iseptaphilly.com/perk/148">here</a>!</p> 121 North Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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