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South Street

Philadelphia, PA 19147 (City Center East)
215-413-3713
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As featured in 3 days in Philadelphia
Ranked #151 of 275 attractions in Philadelphia
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping, City walk sightseeing, Dining
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: Known as Philadelphia's liveliest and funkiest strip, the street has more than 300 stores and restaurants.
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Maryland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Cool spot to hangout. lots of bars and shops. definitely a place to people watch. would be a great place to hang in the summer. loud and loads of people around.

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Burlington, New Jersey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

South Street was far more fun years ago. When "mall" style stores moved in, it seemed teenagers moved in as well. Gone are the days when you went to see a great alternative band at JC Dobbs then hung out at one of the bars until closing. Aside from the TLA, the street now holds little attraction for this 54... More

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Omagh, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

This used to be a great vibrant street full of all different types of characters. now it's only filled with undesirables. Such a shame, South Street used to be a Philly landmark.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
14 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

South street is the center for hip, odd and way out there as well as some fo the best casual food eating in the city. The street is busy all day long but really comes into its own late at night into the early mornign hours. You can park on South street itself but there are few spots and hard... More

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Derbyshire, England
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51 reviews 51 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Walked the full length of South Street and enjoyed every yard! Great sights, some old some new, great smells and generally great people. A bit of a walk on the wild side, only wild with a small 'w'. Would highly recommend spending a good few hours doing your own tour!

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Havertown, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews 57 reviews
30 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

From Comedy clubs to eateries, bars, international & domestic stores. Risqué boutique shops for adult fancy too!! A variety of things to do; just walking or enjoying a couple of hours at clubs on South Street. Many famous cafe's-seating outside to enjoy the peeps walking by....a sight to see at times!!!

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Cairo, Egypt
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Long street with many shops and restaurants.not ver family friendly at night but rather more for adults.if you look for clubs and nightlife go there but don't expect very classy experience

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Having seen South Street as an attraction on the tripadvisor app, I thought it would be worth a look. Unfortunately this was not the case! A few shops and restaurants, none of which really caught my attention. Don't go out of your way to visit South Street!

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Houston, Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

I haven't been to South Street since my wife & I moved to Houston 13 years ago & it's changed... for the worse! Other than Jim's Steaks & Bridget Foy's, (which I didn't eat at, but used to be good), there's not much to see or do here! There were a few shops we walked in & then quickly out... More

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Mexico City
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I was very dissapointed to visit South Street. It used to be a great and original place full of artists, bars, good food and cool stores. Now nearly everything is out of business. We tried to eat in three places recommended by tripadvisor but all of them are closed. Only a few depressing stores remain. Stay away, do not waste... More

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