Penn's Landing
Penn's Landing
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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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Neighborhood: City Center East
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  • 2nd St • 7 min walk
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MilwaukeeMom35
14 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
I went to the amusement park at night with my adult daughter. Admission to the park is free. There are 3 rides and a roller rink. The Ferris wheel and carousel are $5 and the bungee ride is $7. I do not know how much the roller skating cost. There is a food shack “restaurant”, but not too many people eating. Just hanging out, smoking weed. You can walk along the Delaware river, but the lighting is spotty and some areas are just scary, as there as secluded areas of the bushes with no lighting at all. We spent no money there. Watched a little bit of breakdancing and left forthwith. Do not recommend at night, maybe better during the day.
Written August 5, 2021
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Charles S
Northamptonshire, UK1,021 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
We recently stayed at a hotel nearby and visited the Penn’s Landing attractions which include a roller skating rink and two crazy golf courses, apparently there is an ice skating rink here in the winter with outdoor summer concerts at the great plaza and festival pier. The leisure area has a buzzy atmosphere attracting visitors and many families to it's length of parks with multiple food and drinks outlets along the side of the Delaware River. There are restrooms on site which is accessible via public transport.
Written September 30, 2023
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Latasha Q
Schaumburg, IL5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Family
I frequent Hilton hotels and it would have been nice except the bathroom was not clean. The shower head had dirt on it like I never seen before. The sink, tub, or floor were not clean in the room. The toiletries were not replaced. They were used. My son was also disappointed that the TV didn't work. Due to the rain we didn't get to enjoy the scenery as much. The desk man did make it up to me by changing my room and comping my parking. Other than that it was nice. The restaurant was nice as well. There was a young server that was really nice and helpful. The guy at the bar needs to be more aware of touching his nose and handling requests for customers because COVID is still out here.
Written September 17, 2023
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Steven A.
Chicago, IL148 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Took at stroll down to Penn's Landing to check out the monuments and the sights. It was a nice walk from downtown and an enjoyable experience. The monuments were beautiful, the detail amazing. They truly captured the subject matter well. If you have some time, a nice little visit along the river.
Written March 10, 2020
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MangezDonc
Washington DC, DC51 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2012 • Friends
The Festival Pier at Penn's Landing is no Wolf Trap, but it can be a nice venue for an outdoor concert if you come prepared.

There is limited bleacher seating off to the side. If you are claustrophobic, shorter than 6' tall, or not able to stand for hours, stake a seat quickly. We were in the second set of bleachers and we still had a great view of the stage.

You can bring up to 1 liter of unopened water per person. DO THIS! Partially freeze it beforehand if you can!

In the bleachers, you catch the breezes, but down below you don't. I brought a personal misting fan and it worked wonders.

Even sitting, you get a little cramped. If you're bringing a tote bag or big purse, bring a thick towel or small cushion to sit on. We arrived at 7:30 for an 8pm show and didnt leave until 11:30.

Bring cash! Vendors walk around with bottles if water and cold cans of beer.

VIP sections are raised tented areas to the side. If you can get a VIP pass for a good price, do it! They also have padded barstools!

The bathrooms are Port-a-potties

I hope that helps! All in all, this s a good venue if you're prepared.
Written July 1, 2012
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Flora
12 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Family
The place is open litter dump. Derelict and crumbling. The place could be an iconic landmark. Sadly, it is not.
Written April 7, 2021
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1234texas
Seabrook, TX5,021 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Even though the hotel is right next to I 95, it is very quiet. The location makes it easy to walk into the historic district or to the riverfront--there the historic ships are located. The views of the city are spectacular at sunset or sunrise from the rooms on the north. The south view rooms see the river and Camden NJ--not as pretty as Philly. However, the battleship New Jersey is right there and it looks great. If you have not done a battleship tour, this is a great opportunity.

As for the hotel, the Hilton has done a nice job here. The rooms are good sized, the meeting rooms are very good and there are services in the lobby up to Hilton Standards.
Written September 25, 2019
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Brian99993
Oxford, UK566 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018
This allegedly is the place where Willian Penn landed all those years ago. It is now a sad looking fun fair. When we went at around 17:00 hours, there were few people around and the place looked distinctly unappealing. Things may change in the night but there is really nothing much here. The walk by the Delaware River is also depressing.
Written August 23, 2018
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Davin B
4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Family
Nothing to do at all. Went late afternoon on weekday. Was a total ghost town.

Website made seem like stuff to do any day, and time. Ended up wasting hours walking around and money on parking. Not very clean either
Written August 2, 2019
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Jake23
New Jersey6,837 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
We stopped here for a quick walk. Seeing views of the other bridges is nice and walking along the river is too. I'm sure in the summer it's a lot of fun!
Written May 15, 2016
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