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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
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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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LumiNature at the Philadelphia Zoo

Girard Avenue

After last year’s hiatus, LumiNature returns to transform the Philadelphia Zoo into a nighttime winter wonderland. Occupying the zoo’s entire footprint, LumiNature features over a dozen illuminating and interactive experiences, including a menagerie of 500 colorful illuminated flamingos, a 25-foot-tall flamingo holiday tree, over 200 illuminated penguins and a 21-foot-tall colored snake. Timed tickets must be purchased in advance. Get there on SEPTA Routes 15 or 38. 

20210325 00:00 20220110 00:00 America/New_York LumiNature at the Philadelphia Zoo <p>After last year&rsquo;s hiatus,&nbsp;<a href="https://philadelphiazoo.org/luminature/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">LumiNature</a>&nbsp;returns to transform the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.visitphilly.com/things-to-do/attractions/philadelphia-zoo/">Philadelphia Zoo</a>&nbsp;into a nighttime winter wonderland.&nbsp;Occupying the zoo&rsquo;s entire footprint, LumiNature features over a dozen illuminating and interactive experiences, including a menagerie of 500 colorful illuminated flamingos, a 25-foot-tall flamingo holiday tree, over 200 illuminated penguins and a 21-foot-tall colored snake. Timed tickets must be purchased in advance. Get there on SEPTA Routes 15 or 38.&nbsp;</p> 3400 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


Ice rink

Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink

Dilworth Park

Residents and visitors can embrace the holiday cheer by cruising around the Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink, offering timed, 90-minute skating sessions right next to City Hall. And in the Rothman Orthopedics Cabin, relaxation comes easy thanks to seasonal cocktails and food in a ski chalet-inspired setup. Both attractions are open through the end of February 2022. Get $1 off admission to the rink with this Perk! 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.  

20211105 00:00 20220301 00:00 America/New_York Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink <p>Residents and visitors can embrace the holiday cheer by cruising around the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.centercityphila.org/parks/dilworth-park/winter/rothman-rink" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink</a>, offering timed, 90-minute skating sessions right next to City Hall. And in the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.centercityphila.org/parks/dilworth-park/winter/rothman-cabin" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Rothman Orthopedics Cabin</a>, relaxation comes easy thanks to seasonal cocktails and food in a ski chalet-inspired setup. Both attractions are open&nbsp;through the end of February 2022. <a href="https://iseptaphilly.com/perk/143">Get $1 off admission to the rink with this Perk!</a>&nbsp;Get here on SEPTA! Hop the Market-Frankford Line or Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 &amp; 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.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> 1 S 15th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102 Plan Your Trip


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Winter

Franklin Square

During Winter in Franklin Square, the Electrical Spectacle Light Show makes this historic square twinkle, with free shows featuring more than 150,000 lights dazzling viewers through the end of February 2022.  Get there on SEPTA: it's a short walk from 5th Street/Independence Hall Station on the Market-Frankford Line!

20211118 00:00 20220228 00:00 America/New_York Winter <p>During&nbsp;<a href="https://www.visitphilly.com/things-to-do/events/electrical-spectacle-holiday-light-show-at-franklin-square/" rel="noopener">Winter in Franklin Square</a>,&nbsp;the Electrical Spectacle Light Show makes this historic square twinkle, with free shows featuring more than 150,000 lights dazzling viewers through the end of February 2022.&nbsp; Get there on SEPTA: it&#39;s a short walk from 5th Street/Independence Hall Station&nbsp;on the Market-Frankford Line!</p> North 6th Street & Wood Street, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


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Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink
$1 OFF ADMISSION

SEPTA Key card holders can use the code SEPTA21 to receive $1 off...

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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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