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The Waterfront

Daoud Moon, Rutgers-Camden University ’22 | @daoudmoon

I love how open the Delaware River Waterfront feels. It’s a great place to relax and explore, especially with spots like Race Street Pier, where you can feel a great breeze from the water, or Cherry Street Pier, where you can get fresh produce with their seasonal Farmers Market!

I often walk across the Ben Franklin Bridge or take the PATCO Line to get to the Philly side of the Delaware from campus. Once you’re there, everything is super walkable, like the Blue Cross RiverRink! It’s a must-visit spot for Winterfest or Summerfest, with a skating rink, food vendors, arcade games, and more each season.

Spruce Street Harbor Park, open from summer to fall, is filled with food trucks, live music and events, and hammocks that are great to relax in with friends. FringeArts plays outdoor movies when it’s warm out, and their indoor stage is a great spot to check out for local comedy shows and theater throughout the year!

Don't Miss These Events

First Friday at Cherry Street Pier Every first Friday of the month
SummerFest at Blue Cross RiverRink May–September
WinterFest at Blue Cross RiverRink November–March
Fringe Festival at FringeArts September


Featured Discounts

Summer Fest at Blue Cross RiverRink

101 S Columbus Boulevard

$3 off skating admission with valid student ID

Winterfest at Blue Cross RiverRink

121 N. Columbus Blvd

$3 off skating admission Monday-Thursday with a valid student ID

Independence Seaport Museum

211 S. Columbus Blvd.

$4 off admission with student ID