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Exploring Philadelphia’s Waterfront

A multi-day tour of the Delaware River waterfront, starting from Philadelphia’s first casino

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Philadelphia’s Delaware River Waterfront, stretching from Penn’s Landing on the south to Penn Treaty Park on the north, is lined with a number of must-see attractions — including Penn’s Landing, Race Street Pier and the Independence Seaport Museum to name a few — and at the center of it all is SugarHouse Casino.

Boasting slots, table games, cool entertainment and a scenic waterfront location, SugarHouse is located just minutes away from Philadelphia’s downtown.

Add to that a new live music series, free valet parking and free trolley stops at more than two dozen attractions around town – including Center City – and SugarHouse Casino, paired with an overnight hotel stay, has all the makings of a sweet Philly getaway.

Opening its doors in 2010 as Philadelphia’s first casino, SugarHouse pays homage to the city’s rich history on the site of the former Jack Frost Sugar Refinery along the Delaware River with beautiful waterfront views. Today, the casino welcomes more than 2 million visitors a year who enjoy around-the-clock fun.

Test your luck at more than 1,600 slots and 54 table games. Sit down to a great meal at The Refinery Restaurant or one of two other casual dining spots on site. Enjoy live music every Wednesday through Saturday on the waterfront and relax with cocktails or sip a local microbrew for a night you won’t forget.

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Full SugarHouse Events Schedule

And that’s just day one!

After a good night’s sleep at one of several nearby hotels – The Independence Park Hotel, The Hyatt Regency at Penn’s Landing, The Sheraton Society Hill Hotel – you’ll be ready to fill the next day with more action.

Be sure to leave plenty of time to explore the surrounding areas, which are full of activity and attractions. Leave your car (and worries) behind as you jump on the Sugar Express trolley for a day seeing the city’s top sights.

If you’re a nature lover, walk along the Delaware River and take in the spectacular views at Penn Treaty Park, Fishtown’s waterfront treasure. If you’re a foodie, look no further- experience a little slice of Munich at Frankford Hall, a German biergarten, walk next door to Fette Sau for buzz-worthy BBQ, or head to Memphis Taproom for vegan-friendly options.

For a night out, head to Johnny Brenda’s, a Fishtown landmark, for great beer and live music. Looking for something out of the ordinary? Visit the world’s first pizza museum, Pizza Brain or test your skills at Barcade, a bar–arcade combo. End your day with a stop at Little Baby’s Ice Cream you won’t be sorry!

Ready to plan a really sweet getaway? For more information on SugarHouse Casino – including monthly gaming promotions, dining specials and entertainment – visit

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Address Book

Here’s where to find the attractions highlighted above:

SugarHouse Casino
1080 N. Delaware Avenue | More info

Penn Treaty Park
Delaware Avenue and Beach Street
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Frankford Hall
1210 Frankford Avenue
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Fette Sau
1208 Frankford Avenue
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Memphis Taproom
2331 E. Cumberland Street
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Johnny Brenda’s
1201 N. Frankford Avenue
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Pizza Brain
2313 Frankford Avenue
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1114 Frankford Avenue
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Independence Seaport Museum
211 S. Columbus Blvd.
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Independence Park Hotel
235 Chestnut Street
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Hyatt Regency at Penn’s Landing
201 S. Columbus Blvd.
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Sheraton Society Hill
1 Dock Street
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Photo credits: Left photo by M. Kennedy for GPTMC, right photo by G. Widman for GPTMC.

This article is sponsored by SugarHouse Casino.


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