Originally published in Trip Savvy
Located along the Delaware River in Philadelphia’s scenic Penn’s Landing area, Spruce Street Harbor Park is a fun, outdoor destination for all ages. With lovely views of the picturesque Benjamin Franklin Bridge and the city skyline, it’s considered an “urban beach,” as this unique award-winning waterfront park emits a lively and upbeat, yet relaxed vibe.
After its initial launch as a pop-up beer garden in 2014, the park became an overnight success and immediately started attracting loyal fans. Open during the summer months only, Spruce Street Harbor Park is easily accessible and situated in a prime location in the city. So wherever you’re staying in Philadelphia, chances are you are not far from this enchanting park. It’s within walking distance of Philadelphia’s Old City neighborhood (and it’s not far from Philadelphia’s Center City area, too).
The laid-back atmosphere draws visitors as well as locals from around the city (and the region). It features over 50 brilliantly-colored handmade hammocks where guests can hang out and soak in the ambiance. This area also showcases floating gardens, a boardwalk that stretches along the water (with plenty of activities), pretty riverfront views, an abundance of seating options—and a variety of casual food offerings, too.