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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 #145 of 281 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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Plano, Texas
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208 reviews 208 reviews
56 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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
47 helpful votes 47 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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249 reviews 249 reviews
38 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Maryland
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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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Burlington, New Jersey
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
29 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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