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Penn's Landing

Neighborhood: City Center East
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Address: On the Delaware River from Market St. to Lombard St., Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone Number: 215/922-2386
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
Description: 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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Irish Memorial , a must see.

Great place to walk the crisp fall air, lots of Pubs just up the street, with loads of Pints and music to warm you up.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
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Deptford, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Great place to walk the crisp fall air, lots of Pubs just up the street, with loads of Pints and music to warm you up.

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This is a nice place for a walk on the river. It was slightly raining when I went but still enjoyable. In the inter there is a ice rink.

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We walked down for Winterfest when we stayed at the Omni, and it was a pleasant walk. (Except for the bone-chilling temps). It was so pretty, with mounds of little lights, trees and walk ways. The heated tents were warm enough, and there were board games scattered about to spend time, and food available for purchase. The ice skating rink... More 

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Union, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

After seeing their brochure and their listing on the Visit Philly website, we certainly expected more. It turned out to be a small ice skating rink, a building with some video games and another building with food offerings. There were a few trees with lights and a view of the bridge and Camden waterfront. I think the parking lots .... More 

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Went down to the Penn's Landing area and visited the Winterfest area. We had allot of fun and enjoyed the family ice skating and the several spots they had setup in this area for families. The parking was $15, pretty standard for city areas these days. The ice skating was very cheap compared to NYC, only paid around $50 for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

Went to the 6:00 fireworks on Camden side. Very nice with the city in the back ground . Plenty of parking and you have Victors bar right there

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Penns Landing is a fun spot to spend a couple of hours if you are in the holiday mood. Ice skating rink was very popular on the day we were there; they have fire pits to enjoy, craft beer on tap, hot chocolate, holiday music. Parking is a little pricey ($15), but otherwise, a very nice afternoon.

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Albany, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Spent 1 hour skating with Santa and many others. Inexpensive activity- can rent skates there. Fire pit, decorated tree, music. There were large rockers on porch with blankets provided for non-skaters to watch. Inside there were couches and fireplace, food-did not have- TV projection screen-football game on- picnic tables to sit for your hot chocolate.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

It's a really nice walk along the waterfront and they even have hammocks to chill out in. We went on a raelly nice, sunny day though and I think that made all the difference. In the rain, it's probably a lot less fun, but if you're looking to take a break from historic buildings and bells, this is the place... More 

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Columbia, MD
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

It's a nice area, with some park area and waterfront walkways, where you can look at the old ships/boats. During the summer, there is kayaking and swan boats. In winter, it's still nice to look at the river and the waterfront.

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