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.

Kelly Drive

Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA 19131
+1 215-685-0000
Save
Review Highlights
A beautiful spot for a run

My husband and I were in town for a wedding and I was searching for a location to get a long... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lisa B
Great views

Whether by car, bike, by foot, or by boat this is a wonderful place to visit. This drive is well... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
markandreg
,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Read all 185 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“bike ride” (13 reviews)
LOCATION
Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA 19131
CONTACT
+1 215-685-0000
Write a Review
Reviews (185)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 173 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were in town for a wedding and I was searching for a location to get a long training run in. We were directed to Kelly Drive. What a gorgeous park! And bonus.... my husband was able to use the Indigo bikes...More

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whether by car, bike, by foot, or by boat this is a wonderful place to visit. This drive is well used and is somewhat curvy so the driver of a vehicle should pay attention to the road and not the scenery and all the activity...More

Thank markandreg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This drive takes you past some of the prettiest spots in Fairmount Park. Note that it is popular so can be congested at times.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Kelly drive is a beutiful park/road along the river in Philadelphia. Next to Kelly drive is a paved bike/running path that goes from the Philadelphia Art Museum area to East Falls. The loop is about 8.6(ish) miles. If you are looking for a great spot...More

Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 14 June 2017

straddling a lovely river in Fairmount Park (the nation's largest city park. Take the Ben Franklin Parkway toward the Phila. Museum of art (which you shouldn't miss.) Go to the right side of the museum straight onto Kelly Drive. You might even take a right...More

Thank jfratto
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Love to take long walks here on a beautiful day. Nice for bike rides also. There is rental shop not far from the art museum

Thank lizzybank
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Many people travel to Europe to see beautiful urban river views such as those offered by the Kelly Drive and West River Drives (on opposite sides of the Schuylkill River) right here in Philadelphia. No matter the season, it's beauty never fails, whether the diamond...More

Thank bahamamama2010_10
Reviewed 25 May 2017

I love Kelly Drive! It's a very relaxing walk and a great way to people watch and get some exercise in. The entire path is about 5 miles or so of walking along the water. While there's nothing to actually 'do', it's a beautiful way...More

Thank Ashley B
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Popular place for locals and tourists. Great for sightseeing, biking, walking, running, etc. Take a stroll with the kids, friends, out of town guests. Do not walk alone at night!

Thank Tiffany C
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I live in Manayunk and go to the Inner City often. This is my preferred route. Yes, I can get there faster on I-76 but then I miss all those lovely windy turns and the great view of the river. Nothing beats driving by the...More

Thank denisetheartist
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Sabrina's Cafe at Powelton
86 reviews
.88 km away
Han Dynasty
78 reviews
1.03 km away
Savas Brick Oven Pizza
28 reviews
.92 km away
Cosmic Cafe
10 reviews
1.03 km away
Nearby Attractions
Philadelphia Museum of Art
5,574 reviews
1.39 km away
Philadelphia Zoo
1,429 reviews
.59 km away
University of Pennsylvania
472 reviews
1.54 km away
Rocky Statue
2,145 reviews
1.49 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
meesa87
21 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Philly-In-Durham | Reviewed this property |
Actually, there is a stone tunnel near that bridge that is way less than 135 feet. Even this tunnel is capable of a truck passing through.
0
Votes
Beth O
3 September 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from MissElegance | Reviewed this property |
t Suburban Station at 15th & JFK Blvd. or at 30th Street Station, which is closest to Kelly Drive. There are Flash tour vans (purple) that have many stops around the city. Center City Philly is very walkable -- about 4... More
1
Vote
Lauren34043
7 April 2015|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from sararefaeli | Reviewed this property |
It's a tough question. You can park behind the Philly Art Museum and look for a nice spot for a picnic. During the week it's fine on weekend it's very busy all over
0
Votes