Penn’s Landing is where The Mister and I went on our first date. Back then, couples could choose between walking the pier or sitting near the water. Today couples can cuddle on hammocks; stroll the boardwalk while gazing at the floating gardens and lights; or grab a craft beer and food from the food trucks lining the walk. No wonder this has been named a best place to visit by the national press. Spruce Street Harbor Park takes dating to a new level!
The season of FREE waterfront events include an exciting addition of the Midway at Summerfest. Debuting June 23 The Midway will Feature boardwalk style games and a rotating schedule of marquis rides.
Beginning tomorrow, the Waterfront Sessions Live Music Series begins. Every Thursday enjoy free performances by a variety of acclaimed local artists.
Other things to enjoy:
Boardwalk Arcade and Lawn Games
Any time my surly teen and niece can find enjoyment in tossing a bean bag around, I am pleased. There’s also Connect Four, giant Jenga, chess, and checkers.Waterfront bocce, ping pong, and shuffleboard courts. All free!
Shipping containers along the boardwalk house Basket Fever skeeball, air hockey, claw crane games, Ms. Pacman, and two racing games.
Hammocks and Fountains
There are over 50 hammocks throughout the park to unwind and relax. For parties up to 20 people, two hammock lounges can be reserved. The lounges have premium indoor seating, standing hammocks, and scenic waterfront views for up to 20 people.
Reminiscent of the time my mom used to end trips to The Franklin Institute by letting my sister and I splash around in the Logan Square park, Spruce Street Harbor sports many fountains for a quick splash.
Cool off with a quick splash in the fountains found throughout the park.
Located in the Marina at Penn’s Landing, the Oasis consists of three landscaped barges, a net lounge, and floating gardens.
The barges feature an ADA-compliant boardwalk, beautiful raw metal railings, and tons of seating.
The cantilevered net lounge, inspired by Caribbean resorts, is a place where visitors can relax while suspended 4 feet above the water. Don’t worry, debris liners are in place to catch keys, change and cell phones!
The floating gardens are constructed from a durable, non-toxic post-consumer plastic, and used around the country for wetland restoration. Not only are they aesthetically beautiful, but they are also serve to clean the water in the marina.
Visitors are able to choose from a number of vendors accommodating a wide variety of tastes and dietary concerns.
There’s Chickie and Pete’s famous crab fries:
Distrito with a delectable Pollo Taco:
Village Burger with both beef and veggie burgers:
Froman’s Roast Pork Sausage:
Treats include ice cream boats and funnel cake:
Visit Philly has an excellent list of things to do in the park. Why not take a look at this list from last summer then begin to make more memories this summer? (With apologies to the kids) Summer in Philly is gonna be lit!
Spruce Street Harbor Park is open now until October first.