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Address: Philadelphia, PA 19147
Phone Number: 215-413-3713
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Shopping, Dining
Description: Known as Philadelphia's liveliest and funkiest strip, the street has more...
Known as Philadelphia's liveliest and funkiest strip, the street has more than 300 stores and restaurants.
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there is a market on Saturdays, you can stroll through this lovely neighbourhood & enjoy the sites & sound, get a bite to eat & a drink, shop in the many quirky shops & soak up... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

there is a market on Saturdays, you can stroll through this lovely neighbourhood & enjoy the sites & sound, get a bite to eat & a drink, shop in the many quirky shops & soak up the atmosphere. We arrived when it was the spring fayre, so very busy, but really enjoyed it

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I came across South Street just to see what they had to offer on a Saturday. I did travel with family so we were just sight seeing and shopping was an extra bonus. Now.... they do have a lot of cool buildings around this area. I GPS the location to South and Broad St. I didn't find anything that caught... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
26 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Visited Repo Records in the area and decided to take a stroll down the street. A lot of cool shops and little boutiques. Some nice food spots with a bar feel as well.

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Miami
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540 reviews 540 reviews
162 attraction reviews
397 helpful votes 397 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

My husband and I are in our mid-50's and we enjoyed walking up and down South Street and people watching although I have to say we were easily 20 years older than anyone else there! We enjoyed food at Jim's Steaks (great Philly cheesesteak) and especially the building opposite with artistic ants crawling up the wall! Lots of Hookah bars,... More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Went with a family and pre teens. Cute shops & good eats! Want to go back and explore again soon! Lorenzo pizza super big slices!

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Lawrence, Kansas
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

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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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
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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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275 reviews 275 reviews
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98 helpful votes 98 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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 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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