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Penn's Landing

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Neighbourhood: City Center East
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Address: On the Delaware River from Market St. to Lombard St., Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone Number:
+1 215-922-2386
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No

Penn’s Landing, the waterfront site where William Penn docked, is now the...

Penn’s Landing, the waterfront site where William Penn docked, is now the great gathering place for outdoor events, especially in warmer weather. A variety of concerts, presentations and athletic events celebrate this waterfront area where history mingles with present-day pursuits.

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A perfect end to our day

We had a nice stroll on the boardwalk, enjoying the beautiful evening and boats. A bit too crowded for my liking but probably because of Memorial Day. Long lines for the food... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a nice stroll on the boardwalk, enjoying the beautiful evening and boats. A bit too crowded for my liking but probably because of Memorial Day. Long lines for the food and swan boats. Kids area was small but very nice. Overall very nice.

Thank mgwis
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We came to Philly on the weekend of Memorial Dat. The weather was fabulous so we walked down to Penn's Landing. My kids saw the sharing rink and heard the fun music and had to go! The rink and surrounding area are sponsored by Blue Cross. They rent skates for $10 per person and $3 admission fee. So you could... More 

Thank Meridith A
Amherst, Massachusetts, United States
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're in the historic part of Philadelphia and you want a nice walk along the river go to Penns Landing river walk just a few block away. Food trucks, hammocks, chairs and small shops. Can also take a ferry across to the Aquarium.

Thank Pierre R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice walk here,especially in the spring when the cheery blossoms are present.Have attended a few concerts here in the summer. There are many benches where one can sit and enjoy the water view.

Thank Kyle S
Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While certainly deserving a visit, the city and federal government has never dedicated the necessary funding and energy to create what should be one of this country's major historic waterfront attractions. Unfortunately the last and best attempt some years ago was scuttled by political bribery requests by then city officials. Attractions have been added but haphazardly rather than in an... More 

Thank Marvin G
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

There are many benches along the waterfront by the cheery trees. It is a beautiful spot to sit and take in the view or take a few photos.

Thank Maureen H
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

Love to come here for concerts in the summer. Also nice to just take a walk by if you're in the area, or never been here. Nice to be by the water in the city.

Thank Alexandra J L
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

Penn's Landing is a work in progress, developing the waterfront in this city. There are some condo developments, but of most interest were the piers being revamped into places to go. A number of restaurants seem to be present, and walking along the piers reminded us very much of the Fisherman's Wharf area of San Francisco, just not nearly as... More 

Thank MaraFromToronto
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

On a Sunday afternoon, we walked out Chestnut Street from Independence Hall and the museums, restaurants, and hotels along the way were hopping with life. When we reached Penn's Landing, the Irish Memorial was a different kind of statue from anything we had seen before, and that section of Penn's landing inspired some reflection. 75 yards further on, we came... More 

Thank ObservantGuest
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

Penns Landing is a really important area to visit to get a feeling for the history or Philadelphia and indeed Pennsylvania. Like most waterfront areas its becoming less industrialized and more riverside apartment living.

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