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South Street

Philadelphia, PA 19147 (City Center East)
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Ranked #130 of 302 Attractions in Philadelphia
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: Shopping, City walk sightseeing, Dining
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Known as Philadelphia's liveliest and funkiest strip, the street has more than 300 stores and restaurants.
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Lawrence, Kansas
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93 reviews 93 reviews
33 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

South Street as some of the best people watching in Philly. And, with all the great backgrounds, a street photographer could have a real blast pointing his/her camera at the environment all around. The shopping was okay, but I won't go back just to shop; that is better done at Rittenhouse Square. There were a number of great restaurants, and... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Everyone should visit South Street when in Philadelphia, has tons of variety and lots to offer everyone.

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Bon Air, Virginia
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Our main purpose was to visit the two famous Cheesesteak Restaurants It was the middle of the say on a Saturday But I wish we would have spent more time in the area.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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209 reviews 209 reviews
71 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

South street runs for 8-10 blocks. Highlights on the street are Jim's steaks (some of the best cheesesteak), the Magic Garden (this is a must see!), a Whole Foods for grabbing a quick snack, and plenty of restaurants and shops. I think this is also some of the best people watching in Philly. From South street it's an easy walk... More

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Bensalem, Pennsylvania
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This is one of my favorite neighborhoods in Philly. This bohemian district runs for about 10 blocks between Front Street and 10th Street and has more restaurants and shops than you can shake a stick at. Be prepared to allot at least one long afternoon to explore the more than 300 shops and more than 60 eateries. There is something... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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158 attraction reviews
196 helpful votes 196 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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284 reviews 284 reviews
74 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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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