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Known as Philadelphia's liveliest and funkiest strip, the street has more than 300 stores and restaurants.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
As featured in 3 Days in Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA 19147
City Center East
+1 215-413-3713
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Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

A friend and I toured South Street, the Italian Market and Magic Gardens with the talented and funny Annett. Annett walked at a pace we could keep up with. She shared oceans of details and fascinating stories. Annett spontaneously popped in on the mural studio...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank karenmK8542GM
Reviewed November 29, 2018

South Street is full of shops and eateries. You can park and just walk and shop. If your hungry along the way you stop and eat.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jacqueline J
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

This is the place to go. Lots of restaurants and shops. Each day we found a different restaurant to eat at. Loads of little shops and cafes. Great to just rest and people watch.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 166darleneh
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

Give it a 3.5 stars. It is a tourists spot for sure. If you head to 8th and 10th street you will find street arts in the alley. There are plenty of shops and restaurants along the way. Jim's steak restaurant is on 4th street.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank calvin2424
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Love to walk around this section of the city. Fun to window shop and enjoy the unique shops. Great place to sit and people watch. Honestly Jim's South Street cheese steaks are the best.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Rita H
Reviewed September 26, 2018

We went to South Street on Labor Day this year with the intentions of checking out the old sights and grabbing some pizza. We typically walk the section between Penn's Landing and 6th street. It had been ages since we had been and I was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank daisyferret1
Reviewed August 11, 2018

A unique blend of "gift shops" bars, food, and sights. some shops are not 'child-appropriate" but Fun for Adults!! Interesting murals and mosaics on sides of buildings. Some very pretty side streets and alley-ways. We only had 2 hours to spend there, pre- game, so...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank MarsDenton
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

When visiting Philly, be sure to take a stroll down South Street. You will find people from all walks of life. It is a great get away no matter if you just like to people watch, have a few drinks at the bar, or enjoy...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank thetrimargroup
Reviewed July 8, 2018

Be careful on this street. If you have kids go def. during the day and some stores will want to move rather quickly by. The street is still a fun one to walk on. A lot of good foods and if you drink this is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank matjaz2002
Reviewed May 20, 2018

I won't mince words. It's a big pub crawl with wacky stuff in between. Don't take little kids and the elderly probably won't enjoy it. Everyone else with even a slight sense of humor and adventure should do the walk. We walked between Front and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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March 7, 2017|
Response from AlexanderK4420 | Reviewed this property |
The South Street is not just a street, it's a promenade sight... There are many hotels near-by it. And all of them are rather good, and classy. I would prefer these among others: Alexander Inn, Morris House Hotel... More
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Response from GypsiiRose | Reviewed this property |
i am not familiar with it but it sounds fun