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So, you prefer to travel on two wheels or your own two feet. We get that - and we can take you to some of the region’s greatest places to pedal, hike, climb, skate, and get in touch with nature. SEPTA lets you bring your bike along on Regional Rail lines, the Norristown High Speed Line, Market-Frankford Line, and Broad Street Line on weekdays except for during peak commute times and all day on Saturday, Sunday, and major holidays. Bikes are welcome on buses anytime.

Fairmount Park Ropes Course, photo courtesy of Philadelphia Parks and Recreation

Upcoming Local Happenings
Riverrink

Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest

Blue Cross RiverRink

Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest, Delaware River Waterfront's outdoor roller skating rink, is back ! Get there on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd Street or Bus Routes 12, 21, 25, 42, 17, or 33.

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Farmers market

Bryn Mawr Farmers Market

Bryn Mawr Train Station

Head over to the Bryn Mawr to find fresh produce at Bryn Mawr Farmers Market. Now open every Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm - conveniently located at Bryn Mawr Station on the Paoli/Thorndale Line! 

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Farmers market

Clark Park Farmers Market

West Philadelphia

Clark Park is home to one of the largest and most well-populated farmers markets in Philadelphia, and boasts over a dozen vendors manning tables piled high with organic fruits, heirloom vegetables, milk, eggs, cheeses, meats and more. It's open year-round on Saturdays from 10a to 2p. Get there on SEPTA. Routes 13, 30 & 34 drop you right there!

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🎇 Fireworks on the Waterfront

Penn's Landing

In partnership with Wawa, Welcome America Inc., head over to Penn's Landing on 7/1 at 9:00 pm and enjoy a FREE breathtaking fireworks display on the waterfront! SEPTA is the best way there! Take the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd Street or hop Bus Routes 12, 21, 25, 33 or 42!

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🎇 Fireworks on the Waterfront

Penn's Landing

In partnership with Wawa, Welcome America Inc., head over to Penn's Landing on 7/2 at 9:00 pm and enjoy a FREE breathtaking fireworks display on the waterfront! SEPTA is the best way there! Take the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd Street or hop Bus Routes 12, 21, 25, 33 or 42!

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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. 

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🎇 Our America Now: Expressions of Freedom & Waterfront Fireworks

CHERRY STREET PIER & RACE STREET PIER

Make your way to Penn's Landing to witness passionate expressions of freedom on 7/1! Set along Philadelphia’s iconic waterfront, this immersive experience brings to life pivotal moments of history and tells the stories of influential individuals through diverse voices. SEPTA is the best way there! Take the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd Street or hop Bus Routes 12, 21, 25, 33 or 42. 

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Chinese lantern festival

Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival

Franklin Square

It’s all back: The bright lights. The beautiful lanterns. The picture-perfect memories. The Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival — returning for the first time in three years — illuminates Franklin Square now thru 8/7 with grand, artistic creations. The square comes alive with thousands of LED lights strewn across different displays of intricate, handcrafted lanterns constructed by lantern artisans from China. Also on the docket: cultural performances, shopping, the Dragon Beer Garden and more. Get here on SEPTA. Short walk from the 5th Street/Independence Hall stop on the Market-Frankford Line or ride Bus Routes 47 or 47M.

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Beer

PHS Pop-Up Garden

South Street

The popular Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) Pop Up Garden on South Street is open for another season of outdoor food and drinks within a tree-shaded space at 15th & South Streets. Get here on SEPTA! Ride the Broad Street Line to Lombard-South or hop Routes 4. 27, 32 or 40.

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Farmers market

Rittenhouse Farmers Market

Rittenhouse Square

Head to Rittenhouse Square every Tuesday and Saturday from 9a -3p for their Farmers Market. 

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Rothman roller rink

Rothman Orthopaedics Roller Rink

Dilworth Park

Let the good times roll! The retro roller rink at Dilworth Park returns for the spring season - from 4/22 thru 6/17. Lace up your own skates, or rent a pair for $5. Note: Online reservations are strongly recommended for one-hour skate sessions. In between laps, an on-site beer garden serves up brews, cocktails and light fare. Get here on SEPTA! Hop the Market-Frankford Line or Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 & 36 to 15th Street, the Broad Street Line to City Hall, Bus Routes 2, 17, 33, 38, 44, 48, 124 or 125 or Regional Rail to Suburban Station.  

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Spruce Street Harbor Park

Penn's Landing

Enthusiasts of riverside chilling enjoy hammocks, patio and arcade games, musical performances, and tasty treats from local purveyors while strolling the boardwalk at this warm-weather attraction. The riverside Spruce Street Harbor Park is the perfect escape for visitors looking to relax and locals hoping to unwind. Get here on SEPTA. Short walk from 2nd Street Station on the Market-Frankford Line or ride Bus Routes 12, 21, 33, 42 or 25.

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Perks
Ghost tour 2
Ghost Tour of Philadelphia
$5 OFF ADULT TICKET

Discover the secrets hidden in the shadows of America's most historic and...

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Philadelphia Phillies
DISCOUNTED TICKETS

Ring the Bell! SEPTA Key cardholders receive an $8 discount to select...

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Philly PHLASH
Free Rides

Ride the Philly PHLASH for FREE when you present your valid SEPTA Key card...

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Philadelphia Zoo
FREE RIDES ON THE SEPTA PZ EXPRESS

All aboard! During the 1800s, when construction of the Philadelphia Zoo was...

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Philadelphia Zoo
SAVE $2 ON ADMISSION

Philadelphia Zoo is a pioneer in animal care and conservation. Home to more...

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