We were extremely lucky to be in town to see a regatta race on the Schuylkill River. The river has been a sanctuary for scull racing for more than 100 years - or so we were told. The river is also lined by the most beautiful boat houses, with gorgeous park areas as well. I was also surprised at how large the river was. Not to mention how the crew members on the sculls worked together so well to go so fast!
If you can see a race, I recommend visiting the river.