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Boathouse Row

Kelly Dr., E. Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA 19130
+1 215-769-9693
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The best walking and biking route in the city is along the Schuylkill River. The cluster of 15 rowing clubs host a variety of rowing and running events each year.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“kelly drive” (31 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Kelly Dr., E. Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Fairmount Park
+1 215-769-9693
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

You have to see them lit at night. Go. Don't miss it. For the regatta, the lights were purple, Christmas is also a terrific time. Kelly Drive is always a great choice.

Thank denisetheartist
Reviewed 7 May 2017

This is a classic Philadelphia sight. Drive by the river at night and enjoy the iconic view. Also nice to see the rowing teams practicing on a spring afternoon

Thank Kyle S
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

I love rowing, boating, and really all things water and was very much looking forward to seeing Boathouse Row. I was very disappointed. The path to the Row was okay, but the Boathouse's themselves were very poor. Totally unkept and very restricted access. The backs...More

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Classic Philly beauty! Even if you're on the boat house walking side, beautiful views of the water and a nice place to take a walk. If you have a chance, drive by the other side at night!

Thank Alexandra J L
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Beautiful by day and even better at night. Walking distance from Philadelphia Museum of Art. Light dinning/coffe options available. Nice stroll either walking, jogging or riding a bike.

Thank 17luzm
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This area of the river is lined with Boathouses from many . There are numerous Regattas (Boat Races) during the Fall and Spring seasons. It's fun to come watch and eat a cheesesteak while the college kids and others race along to the finish.

Reviewed 10 April 2017

There is a lovely walking and cycling path that winds along in front of Boathouse Row. The houses are huge and grand, and impressive. Seeing the rowers on the river is cool, too. There is a small cafe to grab a bite or beverage. Parking...More

Thank MaraFromToronto
Reviewed 30 March 2017

The Boathouse Row in Philadelphia is so beautiful to see during the day and the evening. They have decorated the housed with all kinds of lights and that makes it really beautiful during the evening.

1  Thank Tsion A
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Most anytime of the day or night some group is out there practicing. At night the lights around the houses are beautiful and a sight to behold.

Thank wanderingtraveler707
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Boat House Row is great to walk along on a nice summer day, watching the boats glide along the river. But, in winter around the holidays, they are framed with lights and are just a lovely, festive sight to behold! If you're a holiday light...More

Thank Elizabeth A
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Mariah R
10 August 2015|
Response from ellenoliver | Reviewed this property |
It was a loooong time ago, the wedding was held outside, I'm pretty sure it was Undine, but if not had to be U of P because these are the two I hung around. Hope it works out for you, that would be a wonderfully memorable... More
Peter M
10 January 2015|
Response from Peter M |
What question?