Top of Page
Menu Mobile menu arrow down
Search the Site

Area

Philadelphia County

Philaco

When you hear, “Philadelphia”, the city is the first thing that comes to mind. But Philadelphia County stretches beyond the city limits to include neighboring towns like Manayunk and Chestnut Hill that have personalities all their own and are a hop, skip, and a ride from Center City.

Schuylkill Banks, photo courtesy of PHLCVB

Upcoming Local Happenings
Elm park zoo

Boo at the Zoo

Elmwood Park Zoo

Boo at the Zoo is back at Elmwood Park Zoo on weekends this October. Dressed-up kids can trick-or-treat throughout the grounds, enjoy seasonal décor, hit up activity stations and, of course, admire the animals. Adults are encouraged to dress up, too! Take SEPTA's Manayunk/Norristown Line or Norristown High Speed Line to Norristown Transportation Center. From there, Bus Routes 90, 96, and 98 get you within walking distance.

20201010 00:00 20201102 00:00 America/New_York Boo at the Zoo <p><a href="https://www.elmwoodparkzoo.org/boo-at-the-zoo/" target="_blank">Boo at the Zoo</a>&nbsp;is back at Elmwood Park Zoo on weekends this October. Dressed-up kids can trick-or-treat throughout the grounds, enjoy seasonal d&eacute;cor, hit up activity stations and, of course, admire the animals. Adults are encouraged to dress up, too!&nbsp;Take SEPTA&#39;s Manayunk/Norristown Line or Norristown High Speed Line to Norristown Transportation Center. From there, Bus Routes 90, 96, and 98 get you within walking distance.</p> Elmwood Park Zoo, Harding Boulevard, Norristown, 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


East passyunk

Harvest Celebration

East Passyunk Avenue

East Passyunk Avenue’s shops and restaurants put a new spin on harvest fun during the avenue’s 10-day Harvest Celebration between 10/16 and 10/25. Enjoy seasonal dishes and drinks at spots like Cantina Los Caballitos (squash blossom quesadillas and pumpkin chai margaritas), The Bottle Shop (fall-flavored slushies and Essen Bakery (Halloween black and white cookies). So easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop the Broad Street Line to Tasker-Morris or hop Routes 47, 45 or 29.

20201016 00:00 20201026 00:00 America/New_York Harvest Celebration <p>East Passyunk Avenue&rsquo;s shops and restaurants put a new spin on harvest fun during the avenue&rsquo;s 10-day&nbsp;<a href="http://www.visiteastpassyunk.com/events/east-passyunk-avenue-harvest-celebration.php" target="_blank">Harvest Celebration</a>&nbsp;between 10/16 and 10/25. Enjoy seasonal dishes and drinks at spots like Cantina Los Caballitos (squash blossom quesadillas and pumpkin chai margaritas), The Bottle Shop (fall-flavored slushies and Essen Bakery (Halloween black and white cookies).&nbsp;So easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop the Broad Street Line to Tasker-Morris or hop Routes 47, 45 or 29.</p> East Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


Night of light

Night of Lights

Chestnut Hill

Explore Chestnut Hill after dark when, from 10/9 thru 10/26, Germantown Avenue transforms into a nightly interactive exhibition of local history and architecture for Night of Lights. See historic images of Chestnut Hill projected through storefront windows while neighboring historic buildings are illuminated with colored lights. Get there on SEPTA. Take SEPTA's Chestnut Hill East Line or hop the Route 18 Bus there.

20201009 00:00 20201026 00:00 America/New_York Night of Lights <p>Explore Chestnut Hill after dark when, from 10/9 thru 10/26, Germantown Avenue transforms into a nightly interactive exhibition of local history and architecture for&nbsp;<a href="http://chconservancy.org/night-of-lights" target="_blank">Night of Lights</a>. See historic images of Chestnut Hill projected through storefront windows while neighboring historic buildings are illuminated with colored lights.&nbsp;Get there on SEPTA. Take SEPTA&#39;s Chestnut Hill East Line or hop the Route 18 Bus there.</p>


Eastern state

Night Tours

Eastern State Penitentiary

Explore one of the most famous prisons in the world like never before during Eastern State Penitentiary’s new Night Tours on select dates between now and 11/15. Get here on SEPTA. Bus Routes 48, 43, 33, 32 & 7 all get you close

20201003 00:00 20201115 00:00 America/New_York Night Tours <p>Explore one of the most famous prisons in the world like never before during Eastern State Penitentiary&rsquo;s new&nbsp;<em><a href="https://www.easternstate.org/nighttours" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Night Tours</a>&nbsp;</em>on select dates between now and 11/15.&nbsp;Get here on SEPTA. Bus Routes 48, 43, 33, 32 &amp; 7 all get you close</p> Eastern State Penitentiary, Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


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


Rosenbach

Rosenbach Reopens

The Rosebach

The Rosenbach reopens to the public Tuesday, 10/20. It houses an impressive collection of art, antiques, rare archives and literary treasures. 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.

20201020 00:00 20201021 00:00 America/New_York Rosenbach Reopens <p><a href="https://rosenbach.org/">The Rosenbach</a> reopens to the public Tuesday, 10/20. It houses an impressive collection of art, antiques, rare archives and literary treasures.&nbsp;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.</p> The Rosenbach, Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


East passyunk

Socially Distanced Halloween Scavanger Hunt

East Passyunk Avenue

Join in a socially distanced Halloween Scavanger Hunt on East Passyunk between 10/21 and 10/23. Look for specific Halloween decorations in business windows and doors, and enter to win $100 worth of gift certificates. Hop the Broad Street Line to Tasker-Morris or Snyder Stations or hop Routes 47, 45 or 29.

20201021 00:00 20201024 00:00 America/New_York Socially Distanced Halloween Scavanger Hunt <p>Join in a socially distanced <a href="http://www.visiteastpassyunk.com/events/halloween-happenings-on-east-passyunk-avenue.php">Halloween Scavanger Hunt</a> on East Passyunk between 10/21 and 10/23. Look for specific Halloween decorations in business windows and doors, and enter to win $100 worth of gift certificates.&nbsp;Hop the Broad Street Line to Tasker-Morris or Snyder Stations or hop Routes 47, 45 or 29.</p> East Passyunk Avenue, 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


Perks
Spataros
Spataro's Cheesesteaks
10% Off Your Purchase

Save 10% off your entire purchase at Spataro's (located in Reading Terminal...

View details
034553bfb391cb271429994297 large
Shibe Sports
15% Off Entire Purchase

With locations on 13th Street in Midtown Village and the King of Prussia...

View details
Pod market logo
Pod Market at Loews Hotel
15% OFF PURCHASE

Save 15% off your entire purchase at Pod Market, proudly serving LaColombe...

View details
Stircrowd
Stir
$1 Off Any Full Price Drink

Located just off of Rittenhouse Square, Stir is not your typical gay bar...

View details
0 scfomazaahldktik
Burholme Golf
$1 OFF BUCKET / $1 OFF MINI GOLF

Burholme Golf & Family Entertainment Center in Northeast Philadelphia...

View details
Pot logo final cmyk
Parks on Tap
$1 OFF YOUR FIRST DRINK

Parks on Tap is back, with new safety measures to keep you safe! Use your...

View details
Ism photo
Independence Seaport Museum
$2 off admission

Enjoy $2 off your Admission Ticket to the Philadelphia Seaport Museum when...

View details
4
Sonny's Famous Steaks
5% Off Your Purchase

Authentic, Award-Winning Philadelphia Cheesesteaks in the heart of historic...

View details
Dunkin social cup 2019 tw 3
Dunkin'
Large Hot or Iced Coffee Only $1.49

Celebrate Transit Tuesday with SEPTA and Dunkin'. Use your valid SEPTA...

View details
Recent Blogs

Route of the Week - Mann Loop

Your ISEPTAPHILLY Guide to the 4th of July

PIFA Street Fair 2018

The 2018 Philadelphia International Unity Cup

A Commute With a View

Fashion District Philadelphia

Real 106.1's Chio in the Morning and Shila Ride SEPTA

An Internship With ISEPTAPHILLY

Route of the Week – 64

Philadelphia Orchestra Musicians Audience Appreciation Day

Let's Go Union!

Free Rides Home Thanks to Jefferson Health

Route of the Week - 13

Catch a FREE RIDE HOME Thanks to IBX

The SEPTA Transit Store

Transit Industry Bootcamp

Small Business Saturday

Free Rides Thanks to IBX

Shop Til You Drop With SEPTA

Santa Express 2018

Take SEPTA to the Christmas Village!

Free Rides Thanks to Chase

GO ARMY! GO NAVY! GO SEPTA!

Holiday Shopping 2018

SEPTA Awarded $15 Million Federal BUILD Grant

Mummers 2019

Holidays at Trolley Portal Gardens - Moved to 12/22

National Museum of American Jewish History

FREE RIDES

Ride On Dunkin' Espresso

New Year's Holiday Service Information

Route of the Week - 17

Winter Jawn 2019

Steve Powers Pop-Up

#Tracktakeover at Walnut-Locust

Chestnut Hill Restaurant Week

Breweries on the Lansdale/Doylestown Line

The 2019 Penn Relays Carnival

SEPTA Adds Service for Phillies 2019 Home Opener

Race the Bus 2019

Route of the Week - 97

Run for Clean Air 2019

Parks on Tap is Back!

Can You Navigate a Bus Through Philadelphia?

Route of the Week - 45

13th Annual Neighborhood Job Fair @ Temple University

Memorial Day Weekend

Roots Picnic 2019

Philly Beer Week 🍺

Together We (P)ride 🌈

Go Here: Piazza Pod Park

Downtown Link Center City Concourse

Free Fitness in Philly!

Take the Broad Street Line to the Game!

Daylight Appreciation Day

Heat Wave? Head Indoors!

Go Here: Bartram's Garden

Go Here: Historic Philadelphia

10 Upcoming Outdoor Movie Nights in Philly

Your Key to Discounted Tickets at the Mann

Learn About: SEPTA Customer Connection Team

Get to Know Your Customers Day

Suburban Station: A Great Place to Shop and Eat

SEPTA Goes Solar at 2nd and Wyoming Bus Maintenance Shop

The 2019 Philadelphia International Unity Cup

Your Key to the Show

A Taste of Chestnut Hill

Your Ride to Hamilton

Ride SEPTA to Make The World Better

You Oughta Know - SEPTA Electric Buses

College Students, Show Your Key and Get a Tee!

Greenfest 2019

Ride Home Free 🦅

SEPTA Marks Completion of Woodland Avenue Bridge Replacement Project

Fashion District Grand Opening 🛍️

It's Center City Restaurant Week!

Flyers Fans Get a Free Ride Home Powered by Dunkin’

Haunted Fun - Philly Style!

Out(Fest) We Go!

SEPTA Completes Major Reconstruction Project at 15th Street Station

Got a SEPTA Key? Save Money at Fashion District Philadelphia!

BalletX Performs at Jefferson Station

Free Rides Home from Flyers Game

Next Stop: An Amazing Volunteer Opportunity!

Color Me Back

Take a Virtual Tour with Mural Arts