Penn's Landing, Philadelphia

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Contact: +1 215 928 8801
Open Hours: Operation hours vary by business and by attraction, please check official website for more details
Penn's Landing is the Philadelphia equivalent of Baltimore's Inner Harbor, on a smaller scale. It runs along the west bank of the Delaware River between Vine and South Streets. There's a berth for yachts band pleasure boats, daily tour boats and visiting tall ships. On the Great Plaza and Festival Pier there are weekly street festivals and summer outdoor concerts. The Seaport Museum traces the history of one of the country's oldest ports. Take a ferry to the Aquarium across the Delaware River. At night, the view makes for a romantic walk, with the lights of the river and the sky accented by the dancing lights along the Ben Franklin Bridge.

Just north and south of the landing are a series of nightclubs and restaurants on piers, including a Dave & Busters arcade and the Chart House restaurant. (There's even an economical Comfort Inn .) In winter, the Blue Cross Ice Rink is open from November through April.