Destination

Chestnut Hill

Loaded with photo-worthy charm, Chestnut Hill is tucked in the northwest section of Philadelphia just 25 minutes from Center City. And thanks to its location near the Wissahickon and Cresheim creeks and Fairmount Park, this National Register Historic District enjoys an abundance of greenery and open spaces. Once a suburb where well-to-do Philadelphians escaped the city’s summer heat, Chestnut Hill saw an influx of year-round residents with the arrival of railroads in the 19th century. It was then, and still is, a relatively affluent community with an array of historic mansions and Victorian twins and row houses. Throughout the neighborhood there are unexpected delights including the Morris Arboretum and the Wissahickon Valley captivate visitors with their hidden trails, rippling waters and stunning natural treasures.

The main street, Germantown Avenue, is a treasure trove of shops, galleries, boutiques, home furnishings stores and restaurants. Stretching for almost 10 blocks, the avenue boasts cobblestones on the street and historic facades on many shops and businesses—all adding to the picturesque charm. Altogether, it creates a vibe that is lively but not wild and a quaint setting that is traditional but not stuffy, giving Chestnut Hill a village-like atmosphere.

How to get there

The SEPTA Chestnut Hill West Regional Rail Line stops at the top of “the Hill” on Germantown Avenue. The Chestnut Hill East station is located at 101 E. Chestnut Hill Avenue. SEPTA Bus Routes 23, 77, 94, 134 and L also run in the neighborhood.

Fare

Regional Rail Zone 2:

A one-way ticket purchased from a conductor is $6.00 on weekdays and $5.00 on weekends. If you buy your ticket from a SEPTA sales office beforehand, the fare is $5.25 on weekdays and $4.25 on weekends.

Have a paper TransPass or TransPass loaded on your SEPTA Key? You're in luck! You can use your TransPass on ALL SEPTA Regional Rail Lines on weekends!

Bus:

One-way fare is $2.50 cash. 

You can also purchase a SEPTA Key Card. The SEPTA Key Travel Wallet allows you to pay as you go and you'll receive a discount for each ride ($2.00 versus the $2.50 cash fare). You must load a minimum of $10 [which will get you 5 rides]. Funds in your Travel Wallet can only be used to pay for one (1) person. It cannot be tapped multiple times to pay for anyone traveling with you.  

You can also purchase an Independence Pass for $13 (one person) or $30 (families). This allows you unlimited one-day travel on SEPTA Buses, the Market-Frankford Line, Broad Street LineTrolleysNorristown High Speed Line, and Regional Rail. Independence Passes can be purchased beforehand at a SEPTA Sales Office, or on-board a Regional Rail Train from your Conductor.

Best part – your SEPTA Key gets you more than just a ride. Flash it for discounts on food, drink, museums, sports, shops and more. Click here for a full list of Partners.

Upcoming Local Happenings
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Holidays on the Hill

Chestnut Hill

This holiday season, take SEPTA to Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia’s holiday shopping destination. Don't miss Chestnut Hill's oldest holiday tradition of Stag and Doe Nights on 12/6, 12/13 & 12/20. Merchants will be open until 9p, as holiday shoppers enjoy twinkling tree lights, wine & cheese, cocoa & cookies, Victorian carolers, roasted chestnuts, brass quartets and lots of holiday merriment. Other holiday happenings include Weekends with Santa on Germantown Avenue and the annual Chestnut Hill Holiday Parade on Saturday, 12/16 at 9a. And it's so easy to SEPTA there. Ride Routes 23, 94 or L, or take the Chestnut Hill East or Chestnut Hill West Regional Rail Lines to the last stop. Visit www.ChestnutHillPA.com for details.

20171206 00:00 20171225 00:00 America/New_York Holidays on the Hill <p>This holiday season, take SEPTA to <a href="http://www.iseptaphilly.com/destination/chestnuthill?center=40.075844505364806,-75.20617749999997&amp;zoom=15">Chestnut Hill</a>, Philadelphia&rsquo;s holiday shopping destination. Don&#39;t miss Chestnut Hill&#39;s oldest holiday tradition of Stag and Doe Nights on 12/6, 12/13 &amp; 12/20. Merchants will be open until 9p, as holiday shoppers enjoy twinkling tree lights, wine &amp; cheese, cocoa &amp; cookies, Victorian carolers, roasted chestnuts, brass quartets and lots of holiday merriment. Other holiday happenings include Weekends with Santa on Germantown Avenue and the annual Chestnut Hill Holiday Parade on Saturday, 12/16 at 9a. And it&#39;s so easy to SEPTA there. Ride Routes 23, 94 or L, or take the Chestnut Hill East or Chestnut Hill West Regional Rail Lines to the last stop. Visit <a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.ChestnutHillPA.com&amp;d=DwMFaQ&amp;c=7bpf2KEKSGWHalHBe2Ypwg&amp;r=1iOv6BC89y0cqWPOj6RUkI8LpvKEIgN9W5sOr19EBuk&amp;m=U0EOyNXpR3doh4eW8jEHrLHe5FG--NUeZjAx1eS32no&amp;s=HkwaaLGhWYMOUm0pTgKxGeQDHsVxvcHq1qOjR4-8_tM&amp;e=">www.ChestnutHillPA.com</a> for details.</p> 8501 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118 Plan Your Trip


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