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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.

During the Winter months - it's home to the Blue Cross RiverRink, 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!

How to get there

SEPTA Bus Routes 21, 33, and 42 stop at the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing and Blue Cross RiverRink 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, 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

Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest

Delaware River Waterfront

Get ready for roller skating, boardwalk rides, games, mini golf, food/drinks, and more at Independence Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest now thru 9/3. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd Street or Routes 12, 17, 21, 25, or 42.

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Spruce Street Harbor Park

Spruce Street Harbor Park

Make summer memories at Spruce Street Harbor Park on the Delaware River Waterfront now thru 9/29. Enjoy new food vendors, cocktails, local brews, and some new activities. Routes 12, 25, and 42 get you there. 

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Christ Church Farmers Market

Christ Church

Get ready to stock up on fresh locally grown produce and more because the Christ Church Farmers Market is back - Wednesdays from 3PM - 6PM. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd Street or Routes 5, 17, 33, or 57.

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Headhouse Farmers Market

South Street District

On Sundays stop by the Headhouse Farmers Market from 10AM to 2PM for fresh produce, baked goods, local meats, cheeses and wines. Hop Route 12, 40, 47, or 57. 

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