Race Street Pier

Free WiFi With A View On A Brand New Philly Pier

Swimming in a sea of ideas but not quite sure where to begin? Why not try channeling Wi-Fi on the waterfront at Philadelphia’s beautiful Race Street Pier? The unparalleled sightseeing potential of this locale gives it a spot on our exclusive list for…

Free WiFi With A View In Philadelphia, Pa

Race Street Pier leaves quite a lasting impression on both the eye and the imagination. Like many of the other places on our list, this pa attraction is a multi – threat in terms of sheer creativity and inspirational power.

Why We Love It

Ranked by foursquare as number four for scenic views in Philadelphia, the Promenade at Race Street Pier is situated beneath a public terraced property over meticulously landscaped grounds. It’s bustling in summer and beautiful in winter, a nautical paradise for people from all corners of the earth. Thanks to the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation, Race Street Pier is exemplary of our city’s vision for a 21st century waterfront property.

What’s The Atmosphere?

Nautical, trendy, social and progressive, a seat at Race Street Pier figuratively overlooks the possibility of a brighter future for the thriving city of Philadelphia.

What’s The View?


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Race Street Pier features one of the most enviable views of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge today. Boats of all sizes and variations skimming across the shimmering waters of the Delaware River. Children at play, joggers at work, workers at lunch, not to mention a wide variety of outdoor movie showings and free musical renditions that take place during the summer months. Race Street Pier is one of those rare gems in the city that takes on a new face with each change of season. Social by summer, secluded by winter, and arguably most beautiful in autumn, this nautical wonder sits majestically along the riverfront as a promise of things to come.

Where To Cop A Thinking Spot

By day, the upper level ramp leading into the Promenade is optimal for viewing different corners of the city. By night, you’ll want to situate yourself as close to the Benjamin Franklin Bridge as possible.

About The Poem At The Top Of This Page

CIt’s a brave new day in Philly and with that comes the voice of its next generation. Who better to move Philly forward than Yolanda Wisher, third poet Laureate and author of  “Monk Eats An Afro“. Like the Pier itself, her vision is authentic and optimistic, a beautiful new twist on an ancient blueprint.



The Details

Your Creative Journey Starts Here

Race Street Pier opened to rave reviews in 2011, with the hope of revitalizing and reuniting citizens and visitors in the city of brotherly love. The upper and lower levels of the terrace accessible birthday and night. Nighttime views feature solar powered LED lights galore. There is no admission or entry fee but be sure to charge your laptop in advance due to lack of available electrical outlets.
. Onsite features include but are not limited to:

  • Leashed dogs permitted
  • Children welcome
  • Food and Drink Permitted
  • Event booking available upon request

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This webpage contains an altered version of Angie Chung’s flickr photo Race Street Pier: South of bridge (color) along with an unaltered version of Lulu Hoeller’s Bogart at the Race Street Pier, both of which were available under Creative Commons licensing.

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