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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
River stroll

Philly River Stroll

Delware River Waterfront

Guests are invited to start their day or night at one pier and venture along the riverfront making stops along the way for good food, bold brews, and vivid views from the casual nature of River Beer Garden to the floating Water Garden at Spruce Street Harbor Park. Each location has something special to offer, come see for yourself! Hours listed here. Get there on SEPTA! Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd Street or Bus Routes 12, 21, 25, 33, or 42. 

20200925 00:00 20201101 00:00 America/New_York Philly River Stroll <p>Guests are invited to start their day or night at one pier and venture along the riverfront making stops along the way for good food, bold brews, and vivid views from the casual nature of <a href="https://www.phillyriverstroll.com/racestreetpier">River Beer Garden</a> to the floating <a href="https://www.phillyriverstroll.com/sprucestreetharborpark">Water Garden at Spruce Street Harbor Park</a>. Each location has something special to offer, come see for yourself! Hours listed&nbsp;<a href="https://www.phillyriverstroll.com/">here</a>. Get there on SEPTA! Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd Street or&nbsp;Bus Routes 12, 21, 25, 33, or 42.&nbsp;</p> Cherry Street Pier, North Christopher Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


Cherry street pier

Exhibitions and Pop Ups

Cherry Street Pier

The beginning of fall brings a host of fun exhibitions and pop-ups to Cherry Street Pier. Check out just some of the happenings here to see what may catch your eye! Get there on SEPTA! Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd Street or Bus Routes 12, 21, 25, 33, or 42.

20200925 00:00 20201108 00:00 America/New_York Exhibitions and Pop Ups <p>The beginning of fall brings a host of fun exhibitions and pop-ups to <a href="https://www.cherrystreetpier.com/">Cherry Street Pier</a>. Check out just some of the happenings here to see what may catch your eye!&nbsp;Get there on SEPTA! Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd Street or&nbsp;Bus Routes 12, 21, 25, 33, or 42.</p> Cherry Street Pier, North Christopher Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


Betsy ross house

Spooky Twilight Tours

The Betsy Ross House

The team at The Betsy Ross House introduces Spooky Twilight Tours, featuring true tales about smallpox and yellow fever in the courtyard before guests head inside to continue their gruesome tour (Fridays in October). Get there on SEPTA. Short walk from 2nd Street Station on the Market-Frankford Line or hop Routes 17, 33 or 48.

20201002 00:00 20201030 00:00 America/New_York Spooky Twilight Tours <p>The team at&nbsp;<a href="http://historicphiladelphia.org/betsy-ross-house/what-to-see/" target="_blank">The Betsy Ross House</a>&nbsp;introduces Spooky Twilight Tours, featuring true tales about smallpox and yellow fever in the courtyard before guests head inside to continue their gruesome tour (Fridays in October).&nbsp;Get there on SEPTA. 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


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