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“A Classic”
Review of Boathouse Row

Boathouse Row
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City Sightseeing Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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BYOB Tour of Old City in Philadelphia
Ranked #45 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 May 9, 2013

Take a stroll along the river and enjoy the wonderful architecture of the various rowing clubs. Beautiful flowers in season.

Thank raymond p
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Amazing views all along the waterfront. Beautiful park area that goes on and on. You'll probably see a lot of other people and joggers, boats and a few vendors. There are a couple nice places along the way to stop and have a coffee or snack and rest, if you need to.

If the weather's nice when you go and you're staying downtown, it's a wonderful way to get some exercise, sunshine and fresh air. People were very friendly as I chatted with other walkers.

Thank HelenH777
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

You probably have seen Boat House Row hundreds of times while you are driving north on 76 out of the city, it's the beautiful lit up homes on the Schuylkill River! While most of the row homes belong to local universities and colleges, interested rowers can take lessons or join the Bachelor's Barge Club (http://bachelorsbargeclub.org).
However, if you are not interested in boats, the walk along the river past boat house row is perfect! You can walk the full distance from the art museum, past boat house row to the Falls River Bridge and come back on the west side and around (about 8 miles). A good time to view the excitement is in the spring and the best part it's free entertainment!

Thank goodgirlfriend
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Reviewed May 1, 2013

This has to be, as one of my Japanese guests noted, "the cutest scenery in America." We love to come by at dusk, to look at the LED's reflected in the river, or in the daytime when the cherries are in bloom.

Thank Frank C
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Reviewed April 29, 2013

The walk on the trail is definitely worth walking about. Although you are on the backside of the boathouses, you can still see the rowing boats and all of the activity going on. There's a path on the opposite side of the river, but it didn't really have parking nearby, and it would be a good walk to get to the spot across from the boat houses. This is close to the rocky steps, so do all in a couple of hours or less.

Thank sparklesque
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