We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Kelly Drive

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA 19131
Phone Number:
+1 215-685-0000

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 168 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 105
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
RUN

When I want to clear my mind I go here for my runs great scenery takes my mind off of things. Love this place!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 September 2016
DrZumba
Add Photo Write a Review

168 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 156: English reviews
Level Contributor
17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

When I want to clear my mind I go here for my runs great scenery takes my mind off of things. Love this place!

Helpful?
Thank DrZumba
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Stop by for a walk or bike ride past boat house row and check out the various sculptures and places to sit.

Helpful?
1 Thank JetSetters911
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Kelly Drive is a beautiful tree lined road with an abundance of sculpture to be enjoyed walking, running or on a bike. You'll see an occasional turtle in the water and the reflections of the glorious weeping willows. The azalea garden is especially beautiful. To be enjoyed year round.

Helpful?
Thank 740robi
Cape May Beach
Level Contributor
495 reviews
159 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

I especially love finding parking to then walk and really enjoy the scenic river views. I sometimes rent bikes to go further and take a break when I want to, but I often chose this route when driving out of the city, since the views are wonderful in any season.

Helpful?
Thank DonCapeMayBeach
Voorhees, New Jersey
Level Contributor
111 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Kelly Drive is beautiful and if you travel down too many winding roads - oops you will end up in the wrong town. Be careful. The rowers are beautiful to watch. I don't recommend at night.

Helpful?
1 Thank BigTimeTravelFamily
Philadelphia
Level Contributor
67 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

A tree-lined, blissfully beautiful, gently winding road to drive along the river or park at various points to rent bikes or boats. Often closed to cars on weekend mornings for recreational activities and regattas. You can cross the Falls Bridge and continue down along the other river bank's Martin Luther King Drive for a view back across to Kelly Drive's... More 

Helpful?
Thank MissElegance
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Home to Dad Vail Regatta and other boat races,Boat House Row alone, at nite is beautiful and its free. It will take about an 1 driving on both sides of the river. At nite its beauty only intensifies, especially if you are driving on the West side

Helpful?
Thank Trixie1943
Level Contributor
31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Great location near the Art Museum, Franklin Institute, Academy of Natural Sciences, Water Works Museum,The Barnes Foundation, Free Library of Philadelphia-Parkway. A beautiful area to relax, exercise, rent a bike,eat, listen to the birds, see the flowers, shrubs, and water works. Free public area, free and paid parking areas.

Helpful?
1 Thank Anthony W
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

The Kelly Drive is absolutely beautiful...dotted with famous sculpture, and historical Boathouses, with often visible, multiple sculls traversing the river....Also, check it out at night when the Boathouses are all lit up....absolutely cool!

Helpful?
Thank don l
Huntsville, Alabama
Level Contributor
22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

While visiting a friend in the area, she suggested we go for a walk. She lives five minutes away from Kelly Drive. What a beautiful peaceful area. I love that there are options to rent bikes, which I will take advantage of the next go around. If you are looking for something to do with your family, or on a... More 

Helpful?
Thank nrlangford

Travellers who viewed Kelly Drive also viewed

 

Been to Kelly Drive? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Kelly Drive and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Kelly Drive staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?