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Address: Broad St., Philadelphia, PA
Phone Number: 215-731-9668
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Avenue is at its best on New Year Day!

The Avenue is truly Philadelphia's most beloved street. On New Year Day, a large crowd of spectators, comprising locals as well as visitors, gather near City Hall to see and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Al B
London, United Kingdom

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Avenue is truly Philadelphia's most beloved street. On New Year Day, a large crowd of spectators, comprising locals as well as visitors, gather near City Hall to see and support the annual Mummers Parade. The Avenue becomes a spontaneous and spectacular street-party. Everybody celebrates the happy occasion and things do not get out of hand, despite the lack of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

The Avenue of the Arts -- the most vibrant stretch of Broad St -- runs from City Hall southwards for quite a few blocks. Many splendid buildings along the Avenue, e.g. the Kimmel Center, the Academy of Music and the Bellevue Hotel. The sidewalks are nice and broad. Pedestrians can enjoy many interesting events, most prominently the Mummers Parade when... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This is an interesting avenue as you move down Broad Street to the South but big city precautions do apply as you go further south. There are some theaters, a decent hotel, the School of the Arts and some eye-popping architecture. Once you move considrably down Broad Street and emerge into the Sports Complex neighborhood, you are pretty much home-free... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013 via mobile

There's so much to see on South Broad Street; the architecture of some amazing venues and interesting window displays from the University of the Arts. I stayed at the Doubletree, and from my 15th floor window I was able to see and hear the constant bustle of Downtown Philly. If you're able to, take in a Show at one of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Several theaters and the main music halls, restaurants and University of the Arts give this part of Broad Street its name and cachet.

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Maple Shade, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

If nothing else, take a walk down the avenenue, many places to eat on and off of Broad Street. The Susan Roberts Theatre has a great series of shows. The Wilma is a little to dark and heavy for me. Many Broadway shows at the other places. If you dabble in art there are good stores to shop.

Thank Bill A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Much rehabilitated venue in Philly with lots of new restaurant options popping up. It's significantly cleaner & by my walk-through yesterday, it's practically devoid of hookers. They used to work down around Locust in the good ol days.

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Moorestown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Take a walk from City Hall south past the Union League that was formed to help Lincoln's Union Army , past the four great theaters, several good hotels and restaurants and along the way make sure you see all the artists placques embedded in the sidewalk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Not only is the Avenue a fun and interesting place to explore during the day, it's really beautiful to stroll at night. All along the Avenue leading up to City Hall buildings are lit with a colorful light show that will not disappoint. It leads to the backdrop of City Hall, which is bathed in bright white lights expertly showing... More 

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