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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Kelly Dr., E. Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Fairmount Park
+1 215-769-9693
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Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Whether you are taking a walk, riding your bike, jogging this is the perfect place to do that. Beautiful scenery all around and very relaxing

Thank Sammouha1985
Reviewed 18 May 2016

We just loved walking along this section of the Skuykill River as well as watching the regattas. A great sense of history and sport!

Thank Planter11
Reviewed 18 May 2016

This area of Fairmont Park is truly beautiful. It can get crowded on race days, but if you can get there on any given day to peruse the beautiful architecture of the homes along the water, I recommend it. There is also a beautiful view...More

1  Thank Tracy S
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Great and interesting architecture. Walk along the river to the Museum. There is good food nearby in the Fairmount area (Fairmount Ave.) particularly La Calaca Feliz, if you like Mexican food.

1  Thank Tccron
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Spend lots of time here watching my son row for his college. Between boathouse row and upriver on the Schuylkill, there are paths where you can walk, run, bike, etc. Bring a picnic lunch and relax. Can see center city Philly down river, the art...More

1  Thank cev24
Reviewed 1 May 2016

We ventured over to Boathouse Row on a Saturday morning from northwest Philadelphia. It was beautiful. There's a walking path along the river that was busy with walkers, runners and cyclists. The path extends all the way into the city. The views were top notch....More

Thank Dons5
Reviewed 25 April 2016

I grew up in the small town about an hour and fifteen minutes north of Philadelphia. Every time I went down to Philadelphia, I always found myself driving through the Fairmount park -- there was a very few areas where I could pull over...but I...More

Thank DenisePaz
Reviewed 22 April 2016

I love Boathouse Row in any season and it is such an important part of the Philadelphia landscape scene. You can't really visit any of the houses, but there is a wonderful path to enjoy these icons!

Thank CD D
Reviewed 22 April 2016

What can one say about a series of houses but it is one of the most photographic spots in the greater Philadelphia area. Boat House Row as the name implies is a series of building that were built to store the skulls used by rowing...More

Thank ChocolateCzar
Reviewed 17 April 2016

Beautiful scenic river view of houses for scullers. Peaceful to watch practice on the river. Lit up at night!

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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|
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What question?