• Adventure Aquarium
    There are always more new things to see and do at Adventure Aquarium, where families can explore, discover and play 365 days of the year. Adventure Aquarium has the largest collection of sharks on the East Coast and is conveniently located on the Delaware River, just minutes from Philadelphia. Come face to face with penguins, turtles, hippos and the only Great Hammerhead Shark on exhibit in the country! Experience free daily shows and up-close animal experiences all included in your Adventure Aquarium admission. Visit now to experience Dinosaurs of the Deep where guests will be immersed in the deep sea world of prehistoric marine reptiles delivered through innovative projection as well as living collection of creatures who managed to survive extinction. This limited time exhibit is your chance to discover and learn more about these amazing animals with an immersive, larger-than-life experience that will bring you face-to-face with more than 20 monsters of the deep. Along the way, visitors will witness life-sized species, ancient fossils, a coral reef teeming with prehistoric animals, interactive activities, and more, all included with General Admission. (Photo from the Adventure Aquarium) Parking Adventure Aquarium has parking lots located adjacent to the aquarium.   [object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
  • Barbary
    The Barbary is a 200-person capacity, three-floor dance club that offers cheap drinks and great music. It is located in the Fishtown section of the city, close the the Waterfront and some of the hippest stores and restaurants in Philly. The venue books "all age" concerts, live bands, and DJ parties.
  • Battleship New Jersey
    The Battleship New Jersey is America's most decorated Battleship. Learn what life was like as a sailor on the ship by strolling across forecastle, climbing the original ladders up to the bridge, stretching out on the bunks where the sailors slept and by climbing into the 16” gun turret. The "BB62" was built at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, and launched in 1942. She was brought back to Philadelphia in 1999, and was restored, opened and established as an educational museum and a tribute to the brave sailors who served on her during her long and distinguished career. The Battleship New Jersey opened as a Museum and Memorial in October 2001.    Parking Parking is available in the Waterfront Garage located on Delaware Avenue. It's just a short trip from the Garage to the Battleship New Jersey.   [object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
  • Becuna
    The Becuna, a New London, CT, built submarine is credited with sinking 3 Japanese merchant ships during World War II during its five wartime patrols. Launched in 1944, the sub was retrofitted with sophisticated radar and torpedo equipment including nuclear warheads. She is currently the only Guppy 1-A submarine on display. Post World War II, the Becuna was used on eavesdropping missions to trail Soviet submarines. She also served in the Mediterranean and the Atlantic during the Korean and Vietnam Wars and ended her long and distinguished career as a training submarine. The Becuna was decommissioned in 1969 and has been part of Independence Seaport Museum's Historic Ship Zone since 1996. Becuna is a National Historic Landmark and is on the National Register of Historic Places.    Parking [object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object] [object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
  • Ben Franklin Bridge
    One of the nation's great bridges, and once the longest suspension bridge in the world, the Benjamin Franklin Bridge was designed by acclaimed architect and engineer Paul Cret (who also designed the Benjamin Franklin Parkway). The bridge was constructed in 1926 as the first span linking Philadelphia and Camden and today stands as an elegant centerpiece for the Central Delaware. Its dynamic lighting system was designed by the firm Venturi Scott-Brown in 1986 in commemoration of the bicentennial of the U.S. constitution. The bridge allows for crossings by car, transit by PATCO high-speed rail on a separate rail right-of-way, as well as a popular pedestrian and bike way. The bridge is managed by the Delaware River Port Authority. 
  • Ben Franklin Yacht
  • Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest
    WELCOME TO PHILADELPHIA'S FIRST OUTDOOR ROLLER SKATING RINK    Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest will be open seven days a week from Memorial Day weekend through the end of September.  This easily accessible rink provides a fun activity for kids, and a bit of nostalgia for those who used to strap on roller skates when they were kids.   HIGHLIGHTS FOR SUMMER 2015 Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest will feature a full-sized roller skating rink with a high end roller hockey-grade flooring system, a skate rental facility (roller skates AND inline skates), and plenty of food and beverage options.   The Lodge will be transformed into a boathouse-themed restaurant and venue, with décor to match the relaxed summer vibe – think canoes, paddles, fans, misters and more. The Garces Group and other great Philadelphia restaurateurs will have a variety of food and beverage options.    Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest will be a family playground… literally. In addition to roller skating, a naturalistic playscape and arcade will provide an area for kids to play while they’re not skating.   Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest will be FREE and open to the public.   Roller skating will be a ticketed activity with tickets that can be purchased in advance online or on-site. As during the winter, all Independence Blue Cross Cardholders will receive FREE skating admission.
  • Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest
  • Camden Children's Garden
  • Camden Greenway
  • Campbell's Field
  • Cavanaugh's River Deck
  • Chart House
  • Coast Guard/First Navy Yard/Immigration port
  • Columbia Avenue Connector
  • Columbus Monument
  • Dave and Busters
  • Delaware River Trail
  • Festival Pier
  • Festival Pier Parking Lot
  • FringeArts Headquarters
  • Front St. Townhome Development
  • Gazela
  • Gloria Dei (Old Swedes') Church
  • Go Vertical
  • Great Plaza at Penn's Landing
    THE GREAT PLAZA AT PENN'S LANDING The Great Plaza at Penn's Landing is one of Philadelphia's premier locations for outdoor concerts, festivals, and private rentals. The site offers panoramic views of the Philadelphia skyline, the Delaware River, and the Benjamin Franklin Bridge as well as a unique waterfront ambiance for events that is unrivaled in the Philadelphia region.   The facility features five tiered levels of various sizes that can accommodate equipment such as stages, tents, seating, and food concession areas. Large public parking areas are conveniently located adjacent to the event space and two public restrooms are located on-site. The facility also has other amenities including a private backstage area with dressing rooms, a small on-site office area, and a private parking area. The Great Plaza parking areas can also be used as additional event space. (Photo by M. Kennedy for GPTMC)
  • Hibachi
  • Holiday Inn Express
  • Hyatt at Penn's Landing
  • Independence Seaport Museum
  • Irish/Scottish memorial
  • Keating's River Grill
  • Korean War Memorial
  • Lombard Circle Parking Lot
  • Marina at Penn's Landing
    PENN'S LANDING MARINA The Penn's Landing's Marina is adjacent to the Hyatt Hotel and the Chart House Restaurant and is home to the Moshulu restaurant as well as the historic ships Olympia and Becuna. The Marina is also home to seasonal kayaking and swan boats, as well as offering slips to boaters.    Recent improvement projects to the Penn's Landing Marina include:   Dredging to accommodate boats up to 6 ½ feet depth New floating finger docks 34 slips Accommodations for boats ranging from 19 to 150 feet. New Water Lines Electricity for 30, 50 and 100 amps Free Wi-Fi internet access ADA Accessibility 24-hour roving security on site Summer Season Rates: $1.75 per foot up to 46 feet  $2.25 per foot up to 80  Over 80 feet, please call (215) 928-8803 or email
  • Marina View
  • Market Street Dog Run
  • Morgan's Pier
  • Moshulu
  • Old Brick Church
  • Olympia
  • PECO Power Plant
  • Penn's Landing Market Street Parking Lot
  • Penn's Landing Park
  • Penn's Landing Walnut Street Parking Lot
  • Penn Treaty Museum
  • Penn Treaty Park
  • Penn Treaty Village
  • Penthouses
  • Pier 24 Parking Lot
  • Pier 3
  • Pier 34-35 South
  • Pier 38-40 Headhouses
  • Pier 5
  • Pier 68
    Pier 68 is being built out as a park for passive recreation, as well as for fishing and up-close observation of the highly tidal nature of the Delaware River. It will serve as the southern trailhead for the Delaware River Trail, and will provide the southern bookend to a future wetlands park and trail segment, which is anchored at the north by the Pier 53, another new park slated to open to the public next month.     The $1.7 million pier park was funded through support from the William Penn Foundation, the city of Philadelphia capital budget, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Wells Fargo, and Walmart.  Pier 68 was acquired in 2012 with funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources using the expertise and resources of the Natural Lands Trust, a regional land conservancy. The pier is adjacent to Pier 70 shopping center and Walmart generously contributed $200,000 to help fund its construction.   Studio Bryan Hanes led the design of Pier 68 with significant input from the local community. The finalized design features the following public amenities: An entrance deck with wood paving, seating, and site furnishings that register water elevation. Located just off the future Central Delaware trail extension, this space will serve as a resting spot for those using the trail and as a place where shopping center visitors can quickly experience the Pier Park.  A collection of native trees that begin to conceal the parking lot and traffic to the west.  These trees will serve as a threshold, marking that visitors have crossed into a new riverside environment.  A Picnic Grove where a gravel walking surface and a combination of furnishings and trees will create a space to rest and enjoy the shade.  A 4.5’ deep aquatic cut into the pier surface allowing water to filter up through the lower wood deck and reveal the semidiurnal tidal activity of the Delaware River. Filled with native, aquatic plants, and crossed with a simple rope and cable bridge structure, this space will become a focal point for educators and curious visitors.  Students will have the opportunity to observe and learn about the Delaware’s changes in water elevation and what this means for vegetation, fish and wildlife populations.  An angled lawn for lounging and sun-bathing accompanied by a long linear bench for seating A water-side walk and the open pier terminus will support a variety of events and activities such as recreational fishing or gathering to watch holiday fireworks. [object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object] [object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object] [object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object] [object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object] [object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
  • Pier 9
  • Pulaski Park
  • Race Street Connector
  • Race Street Pier
    RACE STREET PIER The beautiful Race Street Pier on the Delaware River Waterfront provides a place to relax and unwind. The park provides soaring views of the Ben Franklin Bridge and the wide expanse of the river. Sit on the terraced promenade and watch runners and trains pass by overhead, listen to Duck Boats splash into the water, and gaze out as the barges float slowly past. The Pier is picnic-friendly, with a spacious lawn and manicured plantings, providing a vegetated park suspended over the river. On some nights, stay and watch musicians, outdoor movies, or one of the many summer fireworks displays.   TRANSFORMING PHILADELPHIA'S WATERFRONT The Race Street Pier is also a perfect location for wedding photos and ceremonies with beautiful landscaping, unique lighting and benches, and the river and Ben Franklin Bridge in the background. Please note, all wedding ceremonies, wedding and engagement photography, and commercial photo shoots require a permit.   [object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object] [object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object] [object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
  • Residences at Dockside
  • Ride the Ducks Launch Location
  • RiverLink Ferry
    Starting this spring, the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) will assume management of the RiverLink Ferry System providing cross River transportation between the Camden and Philadelphia Waterfronts. The  expanded RiverLink Ferry System includes the 517 passenger ferry, Freedom, and  at select times throughout the season will include  three twenty-two passenger water taxis, creating a comprehensive marine transportation service.  It is DRWC’s goal to provide a seamless connection to both sides of the Delaware River  to further enhance  visitor and resident experiences.   DRWC is coordinating with Coopers Ferry Partnership on the Camden Waterfront to market the RiverLink Ferry System, thereby further linking the two neighboring waterfronts. Attractions and partners on both sides of the river including  Adventure Aquarium, Battleship NJ, Camden Riversharks, Susquehanna Bank Center, Independence Seaport Museum, Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing and  others will  help to encourage ridership through cohesive marketing messages. This system will provide a key component for daily visits and all major waterfront festivals and events. Visiting the attractions on both sides will now be quick, efficient and affordable.
  • Sheraton Society Hill
  • South Street Pedestrian Bridge Parking Lot
  • Southern Riverfront Trail
  • Southern Wetlands Park
  • Spirit of Philadelphia
  • Spring Garden Connector
  • Spruce Street Harbor Park
    WHAT TO EXPECT AT SPRUCE STREET HARBOR PARK PRESENTED BY UNIVEST/VALLEY GREEN BANK Open May 22 through the end of September, seven days a week. Through the support of Univest/Valley Green Bank, DRWC will open the park one month earlier and in response to the demand from last season, will keep it open through the fall.   You asked and we listened. The return of SSHP will include expanded restaurant offerings. The Garces Group will return with new concepts and even more food locations.   A new planted meadow with perennials donated by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, thoughtfully repurposing the materials from  Sol LeWitt’s award-winning temporary installation Lines in Four Directions in Flowers to create a spectacular new flowering garden for all to continue to enjoy.   The SSHP Boardwalk returns, this time extended to incorporate other acclaimed Philadelphia restauranteurs, seating options, and a new family entertainment area, making SSHP a Philadelphia dining destination.   The Oasis returns with three floating barges, water gardens, colorful seating, and a newly conceptualized restaurant and bar. The centerpiece of the Oasis, the net lounge, will extend from the barges allowing visitors to hang over and almost touch the water underneath them.   More hammocks and seating! Hammocks will be added to every accessible area to allow for summer lounging along the waterfront. Bistro tables, Adirondack chairs, and picnic tables will be added to the expanded footprint of the park to accommodate even more visitors.   A summer survey showed that many visitors came to the park via bike, walking, and public transit. Signage will be added to help locate the park along the waterfront, and bike parking will be increased on-site. In addition, Ride Indego, Philadelphia’s new bike share program will have a station across the street from Spruce Street Harbor Park at Foglietta Plaza.   Lights, Camera, Action! The lights that made the park so unique, and were widely shared on Instagram, will be back to once again create a visual feast along the waterfront. In addition, programming throughout the summer will create even more reasons to visit the park and stay at the hotels nearby.   Spruce Street Harbor Park will once again be FREE and open to the public, which is part of the mission of DRWC.  
  • SS United States
  • SugarHouse Casino
  • Susquehanna Bank Center
  • Tugboat Jupiter
  • Vietnam Memorial
  • Vine Street Parking Lot
  • Washington Avenue Green
  • Washington Avenue Pier
    Washington Avenue Pier, formerly named Pier 53, is the newest greenspace that the Delaware River Waterfront Corporationhas created on the Central Delaware. The pier park includes public access to the end of the pier with panoramic views of the river, amenities for passive recreation, places to touch the water, innovative ecological improvements which will provide environmental and habitat benefits, and a public art piece with spiral staircase called "Land Buoy," created by nationally-renowned Philadelphia artist Jody Pinto.   All Photos by Douglas Bovitt  [object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object] [object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object] [object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
  • Waterfront Square
  • Wiggins Park
  • Wood Street Steps
  • Yards Brewery