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“Not what I remember”
Review of South Street

South Street
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Philadelphia Cheesesteak Tour by Segway
Ranked #107 of 470 things to do in Philadelphia
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Known as Philadelphia's liveliest and funkiest strip, the street has more than 300 stores and restaurants.
Reviewed January 16, 2013

It's great to explore the shops ("adult") but it gets old easily and there's not much going on. Too many other areas of Philly to explore than here.

Thank SuzieQtee
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Reviewed January 11, 2013

Oftentimes I end up going here to show visitors a more "colorful" side of Philadelphia. Lots of vintage shops and some noteworthy sex shops like Condom Kingdom that are always a good laugh and helpful if you need a gift for a bachelorette party. Also the go-to place to shop for Halloween costumes. Added benefit: nightlife is reliably happening here as there are plenty of bars and such, and Jim's Steaks is at 4th and South which is the best place in the city for cheesesteaks (yes, better than Pat's or Geno's are far more accessible). When you get closer to the 2nd / Front area it gets a bit quieter and you run into Henhouse Square which is incredibly charming and has some great restaurants, e.g., Tamarind (Thai BYO) and Xochitl (Modern Mexican). Enjoy!

2  Thank AdventureTravel7
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

I like the mix of people on South Street - mostly younger, but different races & classes. And I enjoy the stores and shopping nearby. It always feels like a boost emotionally to be there.

Thank larrydarrell
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Reviewed December 28, 2012

If you are interested condom shops, sex shops, middle eastern food/smoke shops that have "Irish food" (whatever that is) along with cheesy bars along with the occasional nice store or restaurant, South St is for you. It started out as a cool place to be around 30 years ago but has gone downhill since. On weekends the streets are filled with young people from Jersey or the burbs along with young toughs from Philly. Did I mention the tattoo parlors?? Plenty of better places nearby. If you do go stay around the Headhouse SQ. area.

3  Thank joegrink
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Reviewed December 3, 2012

So Street draws a bit of a hard core party crowd in the later evening so beware! Great restaurants, shopping, and ambiance earlier in the day.

Thank Bea_Jersey
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