The Rittenhouse Guide to Philadelphia Summer Activities

When it comes to Philadelphia summer activities, the Delaware River waterfront has you covered. Head to its banks for roller skating, minigolf, and countless other forms of good, old-fashioned summer relaxation.


Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest

For pay-as-you-go roller skating, minigolf, and more, the Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest is the place to bring the family this summer.


Spruce Street Harbor Park

No matter your summer pace, Spruce Street Harbor Park has something for you. Jump around the stalls and sample local craft beer and bites from popular Philadelphia restaurants. Or relax in one of two hammock lounges, from which you can take in the scenic waterfront views.


Penn’s Landing Marina

If relaxation is more your speed, check out the Oasis at Penn’s Landing Marina, where you can relax on a cantilevered net lounge inspired by Caribbean resorts. Suspended four feet above the water, there’s no better place to take a break from exploring the city. If you’re looking for more exploration, rent a canoe, kayak, or swan boat from here, or head out on a scenic water tour of Philadelphia.


Cherry Street Pier

Art lovers will love Cherry Street Pier. Built into a shell of a century-old municipal pier, the industrial setting is the perfect home for artist installations, artisan markets, film programs, and painting activities for kids.


Ready to experience these Philadelphia summer activities for yourself?

Join The Rittenhouse for Philly Overnight® and enjoy complimentary parking during your stay, two tickets for roller skating at the BlueCross RiverRink Summerfest, one hour of play at SPiN Philadelphia, two passes to Philadelphia PHLASH Downtown Loop Bus, and many more exciting perks.