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Adventure Aquarium’s forecast is SUNNY and BLUE this winter! Meet the newest additions to our family, the Little Blue Penguins – the CUTEST. PENGUINS. EVER! Enjoy a day at the beach on a sandy Australian shoreline, get to know the colony with closer than ever underwater views and fall in love with the smallest penguins in the world. Learn about the life of Little Blues and what makes them unique, including how humans and penguins cohabitate in their native land. Included with general admission. Discover Life…Underwater! Adventure Aquarium is just a few minutes from downtown Philadelphia on the Camden Waterfront and features one-of-a-kind exhibits with more than 8,500 aquatic species throughout two million gallons of water. Adventure Aquarium is home to the largest collection of sharks on the East Coast, including the only Great Hammerhead Shark as well as Silky Sharks on exhibit in the United States, the only aquarium in the world to exhibit hippos and one of only six facilities in the US to have Little Blue Penguins as permanent residents. Come face-to-face with African and Little Blue penguins, turtles, stingrays, and so much more! Experience free daily shows and up-close animal experiences, all included in your Adventure Aquarium admission. Visit http://www.adventureaquarium.com to plan your visit! Parking Adventure Aquarium has parking lots located adjacent to the aquarium. (Photo provided by the Adventure Aquarium)
Ari Blanc Medical Spa
Ari Blanc is committed to delivering results-driven services and products by curating individualized treatment plans designed to meet your specific needs. With fillers, botox, lasers, and more, Ari Blanc Medical Spa is devoted to providing a unique experience with major results. Ari Blanc Medical Spa exists to empower our clients to feel confident, prioritize self-care, and become the best possible version of themselves. Ari Blanc pledges to always provide the best experience with clinical excellence and a commitment to a long-lasting relationship.
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.
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
The Camden Greenway project expands upon an idea dating back to the 1920s to create an interconnected system of open spaces, parks and recreation areas in the City of Camden. Today, the vision includes a continuous system of open space for recreation and environmental enhancement along the shorelines of the Cooper and Delaware Rivers and Newton Creek and promotes economic development in adjacent neighborhoods. Camden Greenways Inc. and the New Jersey Conservation Foundation have completed a first phase on the south side of Cooper River from New Camden Park through Farnham Park and along Kaighns Ave.
Cavanaugh's River Deck
Cavanaugh's River Deck offers dining and dancing, all with expansive views of the Delaware River and an up-close view of the Ben Franklin Bridge. The restaurant caters to romantic evenings, large parties for sit-down dinners, cocktail nights, and plenty of music and dancing. (Photo from Cavanaugh's River Deck) Parking [object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
- Chart House
Cherry Street Pier
Funding for the project was provided by the City of Philadelphia, the William Penn Foundation, The Board of Directors of City Trusts and the Delaware Avenue Fund, the PA Department of Community and Economic Development, and The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Coast Guard/First Navy Yard/Immigration port
The Philadelphia Coast Guard station is responsible for monitoring maritime activity in the Delaware River and its tributaries including the Schuylkill River, as well as a portion of Delaware Bay. The station conducts multiple daily patrols of the maritime critical infrastructure and key assets. History The current site of the Coast Guard on the Delaware River waterfront has a rich history as the nation's first navy yard and as an important immigration port in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The frigate 'Philadelphia' was constructed in the Navy Yard in 1800 and served in the West Indies before running aground in North Africa under the command of Captain William Bainbridge. Captain Stephen Decatur later burned the ship in a daring mission during the 1803 war with Tripoli. The site served as a navy yard until 1879 when it came under the ownership of the Pennsylvania Railroad, which operated several passenger lines feeding into the Washington Avenue Immigration Station, located on an adjacent site. Thousands of immigrants passed through this station until its closure in 1915.
Columbia Avenue Connector
A collaborative effort by DRWC, New Kensington CDC, PennDOT and the Philadelphia Water Department has led to exciting plans for Columbia Avenue in Fishtown, a key connector street to Penn Treaty Park. As part of the Girard Avenue Interchange Rebuild (GIR), PennDOT will implement new streetscaping including lighting, street trees and rain gardens, and incorporate public art into the overpass rebuild. The public art includes sculptures of a wolf, turkey and turtles in honor of the Lenni Lenape Native American tribe. The art was designed by artist Donald Lipski and will be cast locally. (Image rendering by Studio Bryan Hanes/Donald Lipski)
The Columbus Monument was designed by Robert Venturi and completed in 1992 to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the voyage of Christopher Columbus. The reimagined obelisk is topped by a weather vane that represents the colors of Italy and Spain--Italy being the country from which Columbus hailed, and Spain the country he sailed for. It also represents the role that all immigrants played in shaping Philadelphia and the United States.
- Dave and Busters
Delaware River Trail
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- Freedom Mortgage Pavilion
- Fringe Bar
FringeArts presents world-class, contemporary performing arts that challenge convention and inspire new ways of thinking. FringeArts seeks to elevate Philadelphia as a primary nexus for cultural conversation, progressive ideas, and innovative art-making. Founded in 1997 and formerly known as the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe, the organization serves local, national, and international artists of all disciplines and levels of achievement through an annual 18-day Festival along with a year-round series of high-quality contemporary dance, theater, and music performances; commissioned public art installations; and a residency program that continues to expand and grow as a state-of-the-art incubator for artists. In 2013, FringeArts opened the doors to its brand-new waterfront headquarters in Old City Philadelphia. The center's groundbreaking design creates a welcoming social environment by embedding arts and culture in a fun and vibrant atmosphere.
Front St. Townhome Development
The Front St. Townhome Development project consists of a 38-unit townhouse development with green roofs, outdoor space for each unit, and a mix of surface-lot and garage parking. Developer David Perlman is planning on building a complex of three-story tall homes plus two carriage houses. Units will have views of the Delaware River and Ben Franklin Bridge. The property backs up against an I-95 ramp, and the parking for the proposed development would be located next to the ramp The project needs special planning commission review because it is located within the Central Delaware Waterfront Overlay district, a special zoning district running from I-95 to the river, and from Allegheny to Oregon avenues. The overlay was created to make sure that development along the waterfront adheres to the principles outlined in the Master Plan for the Central Delaware.
Gloria Dei (Old Swedes') Church
Gloria Dei is the oldest church in Pennsylvania and second oldest Swedish church in the United States. The church was built beginning in 1697, and was consecrated on July 2, 1700. The church has many Swedish artifacts and art pieces, including a chandelier made by artist Carl Milles, and models of Fogel Grip and Kalmar Nyckel, the first Swedish ships to arrive in New Sweden. The collection of historical and religious artifacts include bronze crosses and 18th Century bibles in Swedish and English. Today the church is owned and maintained by its congregation of Episcopalians.
Go Vertical is one of Philadelphia's only indoor rock gyms. Climbers of all experience levels can climb on over 250 routes ranging in difficulty levels. The gym, located in an old warehouse, features classes, parties, and plenty of sports comraderie Policies Everyone who visits the gym must complete our Go Vertical waiver form upon entering the facility for the first time.
Great Plaza at Penn's Landing
Great Plaza at Penn's Landing Features Panoramic views of the Philadelphia skyline, the Delaware River, and the Benjamin Franklin Bridge Unique waterfront ambiance for events that is unrivaled in the Philadelphia region 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 Two public restrooms located on-site 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.
Dine on fine steak, seafood, and Japanese cuisine all while looking out on the beautiful river and Ben Franklin Bridge. All food is skillfully prepared and presented with great flair by Master teppan-yaki chefs over an open flame on your table top grill. At Hibachi, food preparation is the entertainment.
Hilton Philadelphia at Penn's Landing
Enjoy the beautiful waterfront of Philadelphia at the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing. Our hotel features excellent dining outlets, stylish event venues, spacious and comfortable accommodations, all coupled with impeccable service. Here are just a few of the ways you can enjoy your stay: Relax in one of our spacious guest rooms or suites featuring scenic views of the city and the waterfront. Explore the best of Philadelphia attractions including, the Liberty Bell Center, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Valley Forge and so much more. Revitalize yourself with a visit to our hotel pool and take in panoramic views of the Delaware River and Philadelphia Skyline. Indulge your palette at one of our dining outlets where you’ll feast on deliciously crafted culinary options. Host your next meeting or special event in one of our flexible event venues and let our expert staff help to create your vision. We offer easy access to the best of Philadelphia while being surrounded by panoramic views of the city. Our waterfront hotel is the perfect place to stay to experience all Philadelphia has to offer. Whether it’s business or pleasure, make your reservations at the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing.
- Holiday Inn Express
- Independence Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest
Independence Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest
Winterfest has a variety of outdoor concessionaires including Black Iron BBQ, Chickie's & Pete's, and Skelly's Amusements that will surprise and delight your taste buds with amazing fare from Crabries, hot funnel cake, pizza, and gourmet sandwiches, as well as local brews and amazing cocktails, we have something for everyone.
Independence Seaport Museum
Independence Seaport Museum maintains one of the largest maritime collections in North America, combining more than 25,000 artifacts with hands-on exhibits, small boat rentals and large-scale models. In addition to exhibits, the Museum has a traditional boat shop, the Workshop on the Water; the J. Welles Henderson Archives and Library and the Penn’s Landing Playhouse. The Museum also includes two National Historic Landmark ships; the Spanish-American War cruiser Olympia, and the World War II submarine Becuna. Located at Philadelphia’s Penn’s Landing Waterfront, the Museum is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Visit www.phillyseaport.org for more information.
- Irish/Scottish memorial
Keating's River Grill
Located on the waterfront, Keating's River Grill is the perfect location for not just a meal, but a dining experience. Smell the enticing food simmering from the open kitchen, while gazing at boats sailing by on the Delaware River. If you'd like to feel a warm breeze while dining, take a seat on the beautiful terrace. If you are looking for an evening out on the weekend, Keating's River Grill features unbelievable offerings at great prices. Take advantage of the late night kitchen, open until midnight every night. If you're looking to unwind a little, Keating's River Grill Bar is the perfect spot for happy hour, a pre-dinner drink, or to watch a big game. Relax in a quiet corner while enjoying a beautiful river view or join the crowd watching your favorite team on one of the 51-inch plasma televisions.
- Korean War Memorial
- Liberty Point
LOMBARD CIRCLE PARKING LOT
Columbus Blvd and Lombard Circle. DAILY RATE: $17 Entry from 8am - 12 midnight Contact: 215-928-8807 or 267-228-1974 PLEASE NOTE: Parking rates are subject to change Buses, limos, and oversized vehicles are $25
Lombard Circle Parking Lot
Columbus Boulevard and Lombard Circle $15.00 Monday - Sunday Entry from 8am - 12 midnight Access 24h Contact: 215-928-8807 or 267-228-1974
A proposed apartment building by developer Louis Cicalese which will provide more residential and retail to the Central Delaware.
- Market Street Dog Run
- Market Street Parking Lot
- Morgan's Pier
Old Brick Church
Kensington Methodist Episcopal Church, fondly known as Old Brick Church, was founded in the early 1800s by a group headed by John Hewson, a local Kensington Revolutionary War hero. The church is still open and services are held every Sunday. History The Old Brick Church is the oldest church in Kensington (and Fishtown).
Penn's Landing Marina
DOCK AT PENN'S LANDING MARINA The Penn's Landing Marina is located between Lombard Circle and Dock Street at 301 S. Columbus Boulevard, in the heart of the Philadelphia Waterfront. Docked at the Marina, you will be in walking distance of Center City, the Historic District, South Street, tons of restaurants, theaters, museum and more. Penn's Landing Marina is only steps away from Spruce Street Harbor Park Sustained by Univest, a pop-up park and beer garden which features food, drinks, entertainment and a game room for visitors of all ages. The Marina is mere blocks from popular entertainment venue, the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing, and Blue Cross RiverRink. The Marina houses the Moshulu restaurant and sits adjacent to the Independence Seaport Museum, the Hilton Philadelphia Penn's Landing and the Chart House restaurant. The Marina is Perfect for: Boat visits Canoe, kayak and swan boat rentals as part of the Paddle Penn's Landing Program Scenic water tours on the Spirit of Philadelphia, Patriot Harbor Lines, SailTime Philadelphia and the RiverLink Ferry Stand up paddle board around a WWI submarine and the world's largest four-masted sailboat, or float your yoga with SUP Yoga classes and more with Aqua Vida Recent Improvements Include: New floating finger docks 32 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 If the Penn's Landing Marina is full, please visit us at the Pier 5 Marina. Contact Please direct inquiries to Rich Goodman at 215-928-8803.
- Penn Treaty Park
Penn Treaty Village
The Canal St. North development proposes to use the former Ajax Metal building as a multi-use entertainment venue, including a 3000 seat music venue, an 18-lane bowling alley, a restaurant, retail space, offices and a tasting room for a local distillery. This development will anchor future development along Canal St., a winding cobblestone street built over a 19th century canal which followed the stream bed of the Cohocksink Creek. This development will provide important connections from Fishtown and Northern Liberties to the waterfront. Links for more information: Ajax Metal building: http://www.workshopoftheworld.com/fishtown/ajax.html
Apartments created out of former auto storage warehouses, this project by developer Michael Samschick demonsrates possible reuses of existing waterfront industrial buildings. These buildings respond to the twisting turn of Canal St. as it approaches the river, and anchor the southern end of Samschick's proposed Canal St. North project which will include a concert-venue, bowling alley and tasting room for a local distillery. Read more here: http://planphilly.com/articles/2012/05/10/apartments-fashioned-former-auto-storage-buildings-launch-large-mixed-use-development-major-riverfro
- Pier 5 Marina
Design elements include: An Entrance Deck with whimsical painted poles and repurposed maritime bollards to create a distinctive gateway for the pier. Located just off the future trail extension, this space serves as a resting spot for those using the trail and as a place where shopping center visitors can quickly experience the Pier Park. A Tree Canopy that begins to conceal the parking lot and traffic to the west. These trees serve as a threshold, marking that visitors have crossed into a new environment. Along the southern edge of the pier, visitors will find a number of picnic tables which can be used for casual meals or table-top games. The Aquatic Cut, 4.5’ deep cut into the pier surface allows water to filter up through the lower wood deck to reveal the semidiurnal tidal activity of the Delaware River. Filled with native, aquatic plants, this space will be a focal point for educators and curious visitors, creating a microcosm of the Delaware River’s pre-industrial ecology. The end of the pier features an Angled Lawn for lounging and sun-bathing. With proximity to the water and restored concrete paving, the Water-Side Walk and the open Pier Terminus supports a variety of events and activities such as recreational fishing or gathering to watch holiday fireworks. Custom-designed wave-shaped benches create a unique and distinctive park element that visitors will remember long after they’ve left.
Pulaski Park is located on a small pier at the corner of Delaware and Allegheny Avenues in the Port Richmond neighborhood. The half-acre parcel is part of Philadelphia’s expansive public park system and offers users a unique place to experience the river. Visitors can fish off the pier or simply enjoy the expansive views of the Delaware River to the north and south.
- Race Street Connector
- Race Street Pier
Residences at Dockside
Discover the most exciting opportunity for luxury waterfront condo living that Philadelphia has to offer: The Residences at Dockside, a unique new waterfront condominium now being offered for sale, with unmatched views of The Delaware River, the Ben Franklin Bridge, the Walt Whitman Bridge and downtown Philadelphia. Living in a luxury condominium above the River, you'll become attuned to the beauty of the Delaware's many moods, and the nonstop nautical activity outside your window is always compelling entertainment. (photo from Residences at Dockside)
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Located along the Delaware River Waterfront in Philadelphia, Rivers Casino Philadelphia features 1,600 slots, 105 table games, 65 hybrid gaming seats, a 28-table poker room and a designated sportsbook area for live sports betting. The casino offers an array of distinctive restaurants and bars — among them are Hugo’s Frog Bar & Chop House, Mian and Jack’s Bar + Grill — as well as riverfront views, live performances in The Event Center, free parking, and daily promotions and giveaways. For additional information and current offerings, please visit RiversCasino.com/Philadelphia. Parking Free on-site and valet parking.
- Sheraton Society Hill
- South Street Pedestrian Bridge Parking Lot
Southern Riverfront Trail
Created by DRWC in 2010, this trail provides public access for walking running and biking along the river's edge from the park at Washington Ave. Green (just south of the Coast Guard station) to Pier 70 Blvd. (the southern edge of the Pier 70 parking lot). DRWC has successfully negotiated temporary easements with owners along this segment of the riverfront, and is working to make these easements permanent or acquire the property to create a permanent trail. DRWC purchased piers 66-70 in 2012 and the master plan calls for DRWC to eventually create a wetlands park along the entire length of this trail segment.
- Southern Wetlands Park
- Spirit of Philadelphia
Spring Garden Connector
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- Spruce Street Harbor Park
- Tugboat Jupiter
- Vietnam Memorial
- Walnut Street Parking Lot
- Washington Avenue Pier
Waterfront Square is a gated riverfront condominium community on the Delaware River. The complete Waterfront Square will comprise five buildings surrounding a three-acre park. Amenities include around-the-clock concierge, valet parking, private shuttle service, gated entry with a 24-hour attendant, 12,000-square-foot fitness facility with a spa and year-round swimming pool. (photo by Waterfront Square)
Wood Street Steps
The Wood Street Steps are the last remnant of a series of public staircases mandated by William Penn to ensure public access to the waterfront through a compromise with landowners in 1694. The steps are a symbol of the tremendous city planning history in Philadelphia, as well as a reminder that the Delaware River's bank once reached Water St. at this location.
Yards is a regional craft brewery located at 901 N. Delaware Ave. in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia, PA. Founded in 1994, Yards began as a garage-sized operation in the Manayunk neighborhood of Philadelphia where the award-winning Extra Special Ale was born. For over 20 years, founder, president and brewmaster Tom Kehoe and the Yards crew have upheld their distinctive English-inspired style while continuing to embrace the innovative spirit that defines American Craft brewing. Today, Yards brews nine year-round beers in addition to their robust line up of seasonals, limited releases, and small batch brews. On weekends, Yards offers free tours and a rotating roster of the city's best food trucks, and the Tasting Room is open seven days a week. Yards is proud to be Pennsylvania’s first 100% wind-powered brewery. For more information, visit yardsbrewing.com. Yards Brewing Company proudly crafts beers of authenticity, integrity and character rooted in the great tradition of British ale brewing and for the pursuit of happiness. A destination for locals and tourists alike, the spacious, sunlit Tasting Room boasts a friendly, knowledgeable staff and impressive view of their 9,000 square foot brewhouse. Hardworking employees enjoy their daily shift beers while conversing with visitors about their favorite craft beer-related subjects. Subtle touches like the bar tops reconstructed from bowling lanes allude to the brewery's lasting commitment to craftsmanship and sustainability. The Yards Tasting Room is open seven days a week, Monday through Saturday from 12 - 7pm and Sunday from 12 - 4pm. Free brewery tours and beer samples are offered on Saturdays and Sundays from 12 – 4pm. Yards is proud to be Pennsylvania’s first 100% wind-powered brewery. Recent Awards & Recognition 2015 Good Food Award Finalist: ESA (winner TBD Jan. 2015) - Good Food Awards Good Food Award Finalist: Poor Richard’s Tavern Spruce (winner TBD Jan. 2015) - Good Food Awards 2014 Bronze Medal, Indigenous Ale: Poor Richard’s Tavern Spruce - Great American Beer Festival Dark Beer of the Year: Yards Love Stout - Best of the Philly Beer Scene Beer Gives Back Award (Humanitarian of the Year): Tom Kehoe - Best of the Philly Beer Scene The Non Profit Professionals Summit Appreciation Award - Non Profit Professional Summit, Philadelphia 2014 The Perfect Beer for the Philadelphia Phillies: General Washington’s Tavern Porter - Thrillist Certified 100% Green Power User - United States Environmental Protection Agency Best Drink - WHYY Best of the Chefs 2013 Silver Medal, English-Style Mild Ale: Yards Brawler - Great American Beer Festival Bronze Medal, Indigenous Ale: Poor Richard’s Tavern Spruce - Great American Beer Festival Best Barrel-Aged Beer: Yards Bourbon Love Stout - Best of the Philly Beer Scene Best Local Brewery - Drinker’s Choice Awards Best Local Brewery Runner-Up - PHL17 Hot List 2012 Bronze Medal, Extra Special Bitter: ESA - Great American Beer Festival Best Local Beer: Philadelphia Pale Ale - Philadelphia Magazine’s Best of Philly 2012 Best IPA/Pale Ale: Yards Philadelphia Pale Ale - Best of the Philly Beer Scene Best Session Ale: Yards Brawler - Best of the Philly Beer Scene Best Light Beer: Philadelphia Pale Ale - Atlantic City Beer Festival