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South Street

Philadelphia, PA 19147 (City Center East)
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As featured in 3 days in Philadelphia
Ranked #141 of 288 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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Lots of quirky shops along South Street; very hippy-esque, e.g. with pashminas and hookah and handmade jewellery. There were mosaics at side streets along the way and art work on some of the buildings which was very unusual and interesting to see.

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Puebla, Mexico
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This si a great place to get some food and go shopping! Sex shops around, philly steak houses around

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Tampa, Florida
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394 reviews 394 reviews
158 attraction reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

While I had a great time walking the area. I saw more young people than I cared to see... They were having a great time. This Street seems to be where the College kids come to hang out.. I had a much better time on Market street...

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Plano, Texas
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223 reviews 223 reviews
59 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

It had been years since I visited South Street, because I moved to Texas. My partner and I came to Philly to venture out and look around a bit while we were in the city. Everyone mentioned coming to South Street since it was always such a landmark with interesting stuff going on all the time. I was SO disappointed.... More

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new york
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75 reviews 75 reviews
34 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I started the stroll after visiting The Magic Garden and the street had many places to eat, lots of pubs and interesting shops. Definitely stop at the Jim's steak.

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New York,NY
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286 reviews 286 reviews
50 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

If in Philly, come here. Great place to shop, eat and hang out. A must do when I come to Philadelphia.

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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
18 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

Eccentric side of town and just a short walk from independence hall. Many places to eat, but not much to do other than drink or stroll along. Several tattoo shops, bars, and other local businesses.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We spent almost an hour walking through South St. but didn't find any restaurant to dine in after visiting Philadelphia's Magical Gardens.

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Sydney, Australia
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107 reviews 107 reviews
27 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

A stroll down South Street always opens up both a vista of humanity as well as some interesting shops. Whether it is something to do with books on spirituality, old records, or new sneakers there seems to be something for everyone. Of course people watching here is always fun as well. I didn't get to sample any of the restaurants... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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