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Explore Seasonal Fun at Philadelphia's Penn's Landing

Brittany Valentine
Brittany Valentine
Posted on July 20
A person lounges in an orange hammock strung between two trees in a park, with dozens of people in hammocks, walking, and hanging out in the background.

Make sure to get to the park early to grab a good hammock spot! (Toni L. Sandys/Getty Images)

Penn’s Landing, which spans the length of Center City along the Delaware River waterfront, is a popular gathering space that offers fun activities for every season, from concerts to ice skating. Here are a few noteworthy spots to check out:

A Nautical Experience

Enjoy a meal on the Moshulu, the world’s oldest and largest square-rigged sailing vessel. The permanently-docked ship has dining rooms and outdoor decks offering perfect skyline and waterfront views 🚢

During the summer, you can climb aboard the ship for themed dance parties. On Saturday, July 29, dance all night to your favorite punk rock and emo hits 🖤


Spruce Street Harbor Park, at 401 Spruce Street, is a crowd-pleasing seasonal space complete with cozy hammocks to lounge on, arcade and lawn games, and delicious boardwalk eats. At night, the park’s trees glow with multi-colored LED lights.

A Google Map of Penn's Landing, with a pink highlighted box outlining the neighborhood.

Check out this map of the spots highlighted below. (Google maps)

Summer Fun

Hit up the Independence Blue Cross RiverRink on 101 S. Christopher Columbus Boulevard for recreational activities like mini golf. In the summer, enjoy river views on the Ferris Wheel, indulge in Mexican food from Cantina La Martina, and show off your skills at the city’s largest outdoor roller rink 🛼

In the winter, the RiverRink transforms into a winter wonderland, where visitors can go ice skating, indulge in hot beverages and gourmet sandwiches, and relax in a warming cabin ☕

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