Discovering Philly: The Delaware River Waterfront

Discover some of the best free things to do in Philadelphia on the Delaware River Waterfront. In recent years, the waterfront has been transformed into a vibrant destination that’s home to recreational and cultural activities for residents and visitors alike. Here are some of our favorite things to do this summer by the water.

Go Roller Skating

Head to the only outdoor roller skating rink in Philadelphia. The Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest is back in 2019 for its fifth season. Entry is free and open to the public.

Relax in the Park

Spruce Street Harbor Park has been named one of the best things to do in Philadelphia. Enjoy the breeze by the waterfront as you take in the park’s relaxing hammocks, gardens, and popular craft beer and food concessions.

Discover an Oasis

The Marina at Penn’s Landing is home to the Oasis, where you can lounge on a cantilevered net that’s suspended above the river and surrounded by floating gardens.

Hit the Boardwalk

Swings, hammocks, bocce courts, ping pong, shuffleboard, and more await at the boardwalk at Penn’s Landing. Don’t miss the industrial shipping containers that have been transformed into an arcade, with classic games like air hockey, Ms. Pacman, and more.

Explore the Pier

The Cherry Street Pier is an ever-changing rotation of markets, exhibitions, and one-of-a-kind special programming. The century-old pier, while retaining its historic architecture, has been transformed into the image of modern Philadelphia and boasts creative, diverse offerings.