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“BE VERY AFRAID”
Review of South Street

South Street
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Philadelphia Cheesesteak Tour by Segway
Ranked #107 of 469 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 May 2, 2013

Even after the last incident, this place will never change. Its not worth the risk to visit the local estblishments when there will never be enough Police Officers to control the local inhabitants which frequent the streets after hours. Back in the day, this place was a real gem, but not any more.

3  Thank John V
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

We found this area to be family friendly. My son got sneakers at a competitive price. There was very unique hat stores, lamps, clothes, jewerly, etc. It was definatley walking distance from our hotel "DoubleTree Hilton" and other attractions. The Fabrlc Row was also a short walk. We got to see the lives of the locals and their neighborhood.

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Reviewed April 10, 2013

Well, back in the day, I'm sure this was true. It's certainly NOT anymore. Even 10 years ago, South Street was the groovy cultural icon located in the coolest part of Philly. My most recent visit back to the East Coast, however, revealed how down-trodden Philadelphia has become. I used to tell people, "when you go to Philly, you gotta hang out on South Street." I personally only still visit because a dear friend lives in a still groovy, but very aging apt across from the TLA and CopaBanana. Great location, but the shop under the apartment is usually empty, when I visit now. For years, every time I visited, it was a totally different shop. Businesses can't stay afloat now that South Street attracts a pretty seedy crowd of Philadelphia locals. Even on a bright, clear March afternoon, there were no tourists. I no longer suggest South Street to folks who are visiting Philadelphia for the first time. You probably have to be a local to appreciate it's grubby vibe these days. Plenty of cool places to hang out in other cleaner, safer neighborhoods.

1  Thank Jennifer J
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Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

I had flash backs with cars crusing by with windows down and bass blarring. While the middle of the day there still was a slight feeling that something bad could happen. I guess if you are looking for crowds and small shops selling trinekets you should go there

1  Thank tyler33
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

There are neighborhoods that are a microcosm of a whole city, and this area does that for Philly. Just walk around and take it in, there is nothing that is a "must see" but it is a place to be absorbed and enjoyed later.

Thank R F
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