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“A true beauty!”
Review of Boathouse Row

Boathouse Row
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$34.00*
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BYOB Tour of Old City in Philadelphia
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$32.00*
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City Sightseeing Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #47 of 463 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 September 7, 2012

No, it's not the waterfront of Curacao, but it certainly rivals it. The lovely setting of the boathouses sitting snugly on the shore of the Schuylkill River is one of the truly unforgettable sights in Philadelphia. The gardens and sculptures just west of the row are not to be missed. Driving on the MLK Drive or the Expressway at night enables you to enjoy the lovely sight of boathouse row outlined by beautiful lights.

Thank Don0702
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

This is a quintessential Philadelphia spot. The old boat houses, people jogging, walking and skating. At night it is even more special with all the twinkling lights which are best seen from the other side of the river.

Thank PhiladelphiaNeena
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Reviewed August 24, 2012

The Area is very nice and the restaurant overlooking boat house row is very good. was at the restaurant over a year ago also in winter the area overlooking boat house row is beautiful

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Reviewed August 24, 2012

If you are visiting Philadelphia, you will want to see boathouse row. The best way to see this scenic wonder is when it is aglow at night, but a nice walk during the day along Kelly drive or West River drive is also highly recommended.

Thank sheila f
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Reviewed August 22, 2012

What could be more cheery than Boat House Row, welcoming, glimmering lights as you wrestle your car along that tough stretch of highway?

Thank Carrie O
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