Using Public Transportation
Philly's GAYborhood is located in the heart of Center City, just four blocks south of City Hall, and is very convenient to get to using public transportation. If you are within Philadelphia, SEPTA trains and busses stop close to or in the GAYborhood. If your coming from Southern New Jersey, PATCO stops at 12th/13th and Locust Streets. And if you are in the Pennsylvania suburbs, both Market Street East and Suburban Stations are only a few short blocks away.
To Program driving instructions into your GPS or Navigator for Philly's Gayborhood Program 1300 Locust Street or 200 S. 12th Street Philadelphia, PA 19107
The GAYborhood is easily accessible from all of the area interstates:
Schuykill Expressway to I-676 (the Vine Street Expressway)
- Exit at the Broad Street exit, follow 15th Street to Pine Street (about 8 blocks) make a left, continue across Broad Street to 13th Street, make a left on 13th Street and continue until you reach Locust (2 blocks)
- Driving north, get off at the Washington Ave. exit, make a left onto Columbus Blvd. continue a several lights on Columbus Blvd until you reach Dock Street, make a left on Dock Street follow Dock Street around on the left (on cobblestones) until you reach Spruce Street. Follow Spruce Street until you reach 13th. Make a right, next light is Locust.
- Driving south, after passing Girard Exit, stay on your left and get off at 2nd Street, continue on 2nd Street until you reach Walnut Street, make a right on Walnut until you 12th, make a left on 12th and the next light will be Locust St.
Plenty of off-street parking is available thoughout the GAYborhood: at the corner of 12th & Walnut; on 12th Street across from the 12th Street Gym; on 11th Street between Pine & Spruce Streets; on Juniper Street across from Sisters and Key West; and at the corner of 13th and Locust across from Bump, 2-4 Club and Woody's. Of course, if you find a spot on the street, take it! Just be careful on 13th Street ... parking there becomes restricted after 9pm.