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South Street

Philadelphia, PA 19147 (City Center East)
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As featured in 3 days in Philadelphia
Ranked #145 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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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
190 helpful votes 190 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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219 reviews 219 reviews
58 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
34 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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266 reviews 266 reviews
43 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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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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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82 reviews 82 reviews
16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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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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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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