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“So picturesque”
Review of Boathouse Row

Boathouse Row
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BYOB Tour of Old City in Philadelphia
Ranked #41 of 443 things to do in Philadelphia
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“So picturesque”
Reviewed 17 January 2014

Enjoyed the walk and the view. Would have loved the opportunity to see the view at night with the lights on but time did not permit. Great city for walking. Easy terrain and lots to see.

Visited February 2013
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New Jersey
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“Deserves the 4 stars from across the river.”
Reviewed 30 December 2013

The Boathouse row consists of 15 boathouses and is fairly interesting to walk along. If there is a regatta or a race going on the whole area comes alive, picturesque and vibrant. It is located on the east bank of the Schuylkill River. You could start walking from Fairmount Water Works or even the Philadelphia Museum of Art. It is good to read up a bit about the history because each boathouse has a history of its own. They are over 100 years old. I like the boathouse row as seen from across the river - they have an iconic look! You will love them at night when lit with hundreds of LED lights they really look like a fairy tail sight.

Visited December 2013
5 Thank podrozniczka60
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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“nice walk but nothing too special”
Reviewed 21 November 2013

Although i have been to Philly many times, but this was the first time i checked out the Boathouse Row. There is a nice trail that follows along the row houses and along the river. However from there you really couldn't get a nice view - seems the better view would be from across the river but I didn't see a trail over there. Seems like a nice place to get some exercise if you live there, but really not all that exciting as a tourist. If you are visiting Philly from out of town, I feel there are many other more worthwhile places to visit.

Visited August 2013
2 Thank egallerie
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Newtown, United States
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“Love the regatta's great family fun and great for friends. all around great day out.”
Reviewed 12 November 2013

My son was a rower for eight years. I love watching the regatta's and we still go. Some of the best times of his life and mine were spent with the rowing familes and feeding the boys the teamwork and medals. Aberdeen took over when the city bailed and has made the day even better. Dad vail and stotesbury are my favorites. The rowing was one of the best things for my son. I spent alot of cold days and rainy days were boots in certain months and dress warm. After 30 medals in is in your blood.

Visited June 2013
4 Thank Lorraine L
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New Hope, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Peae within the city”
Reviewed 5 November 2013

Love the walk around and down to Boat house Row. Get your bearings at the top by the museum. Then walk and explore as far as you can walk. The view of Boat House Row from the museum is great for those with disabilities. You can wheel right up to the edge and look across hte river even if you can not make it to the bottom!

Visited April 2013
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