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Address: , Philadelphia, PA 19147
Phone Number: 215-413-3713
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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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Fun street with lots of happening places! We had a lovely Sunday afternoon, strolling down the street and stopping in every bar that had a bloody Mary deal! Also super fun at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Boca Raton, Florida

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Boca Raton, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Fun street with lots of happening places! We had a lovely Sunday afternoon, strolling down the street and stopping in every bar that had a bloody Mary deal! Also super fun at night, when it really comes alive! Don't miss it if you're in Philly.

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Haverford, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 490 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

South Street is famous as one of the entertainment districts in Philadelphia. But honestly it's seen better times. The street is packed with bars, restaurants and head shops. The street is crowded with pan handlers and young people just hanging out. It's a bit sleazy and not sure why so many people come here or what they are doing? The... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

If you're visiting Philly, you have to take an evening to explore around South Street. I'm partial to Jim's Steaks, but there are plenty of options. Walk on down to the river and there's a temporary park on the waterfront at Spruce Street that's neat to see. Always lots of interesting people walking around, cool cars, and some neat shops.... More 

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PA & FLA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

So goes the Orlons song of the early '60's... Well, South Street fell into disrepair in the '60's but was revived in the mid 70's...And the party continues..Yes parts of it are tattered, but there's lots of fun to be had, and plenty places for a good meal. In our town Cheese steak battles are perpetual, so at the risk... More 

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Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Interesting place to walk. Some of the stores are more on the risqué side. Some odd stores. Lots of places to eat. Was told that this area is busy at night with people walking all over.

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Racine, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

During our visit to Philadelphia, we drove down South St. We parked... walked around... watched people... checked out some stores... and ate some great food. The building are interesting, colorful and the street from beginning to end has a lot of character. I would recommend checking it out.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I lived in philly for my entire adult life therefore I can say this place is OVERRATED. Its filled with too much people. I think you'd be better off walking down to the street to spruce street harbor at pennslanding for a fun drinking day on hammocks above the water

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Hadn't been to South Street since 1990. Had heard all about the revitalization of Philly. Well no one mentioned that all the expansion/improments seem to be around the Penn campus. South Street was very rundown. Not all the fun stores, boutiques and eating establishments I had remembered. Defiitely not an area I will be returning to.

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Marlton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

South Street has always been that "party, eat, shop" street that everyone loves. I have been coming here for years (from NJ)! There is lots of places to eat- pizza, wings, bars, greek, asian, vegan, you name it! Want to do some shopping after eating? Clothes, smoke shops, sex shops, shoe shops! Want to get pierced/inked? Lots of tattoo shops!... More 

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Carefree, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I grew up in Philly but only get back there occassionally.. I will say that South Street is on of the better places to visit..

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