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“Drive by a night”
Review of Boathouse Row

Boathouse Row
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US$32.00*
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City Sightseeing Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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US$34.00*
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BYOB Tour of Old City in Philadelphia
Ranked #44 of 462 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.
Reviewed 13 May 2014

I haven't ever actually been to any of the boat houses. The key is to drive by at night across the river when the houses are all lit up. No need to do anything more, but they are very beautiful at night.

3  Thank Torgeron
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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.

2  Thank flickymicky
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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.

5  Thank podrozniczka60
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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.

2  Thank egallerie
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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.

4  Thank Lorraine L
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