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South Street

Philadelphia, PA 19147
+1 215-413-3713
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Known as Philadelphia's liveliest and funkiest strip, the street has more than 300 stores and restaurants.
  • Excellent24%
  • Very good40%
  • Average17%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible4%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Philadelphia, PA 19147
City Center East
+1 215-413-3713
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Reviewed 14 May 2017

This is an eventful strip with numerous options for food, drinks and even some unorthodox shopping! I actually went into my first legit sex store on this street and it was pretty cool. Nice philly cheese steak options and just an overall good experience :)

Thank Rossina R
Reviewed 7 May 2017

A long walk down and back,but art is everywhere. The alleys are full of mosaics, the walls are murals, the shops are colorful and interesting. The Magic Garden between 10 and 11th Streets is fantastic. Enjoy a cupcake at a bakery, a bubble tea, or...More

Thank Kyle S
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

My 12 and 14-year-old grandkids and I walked the whole distance of South Street from our rental at 20th St. all the way to Penns Landing. Don't know what the night is like, but on a lovely spring day there are a few interesting shops...More

Thank juniemoonie
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Make sure to wear walking shoes! There are two sides to this street and you should see both. All types of shopping and eating to do so take your wallet. Almost reminds me of a Chinatown where everything is negotiable.

Thank SClapper44
Reviewed 29 March 2017

I took a stroll through South Street during the day on a Tuesday, so I am not attesting to the colorful nights that I am sure one can experience. But what I can tell you is that I get a sense that art is very...More

1  Thank Kendra L
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

This place gets more colorful at night, and is a great place to visit for a cheesesteak at Jim's and/or a slice of pizza at Lorenzo's. Walking up and down the street is a must and at the end there is a pier for your...More

1  Thank Elizabeth A
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

We love south st, its a great place to come have some drinks, eat some good food, walk around and check out the shops, and ppl watch.

Thank njsfinest3
Reviewed 6 January 2017

South Street for us is a visit to Jim's Steaks. OK, so there used to be a great place-to-be scene here as well.....that's mostly gone now, but who cares? Jim's is still there....the absolute best philly steak on the planet!

Thank RickMIusa
Reviewed 29 December 2016

You are looking for what its here on south street theatre, cloths shops , the best pizza in town it is the hippest street in town....... you will be hard not to find what you are looking for.... the people are friendly and helpful a...More

Thank thomas p
Reviewed 7 November 2016

I love South Street. Lots of great restaurants, bars, unique shops, and people watching. We parked in the parking garage at 11th St and walked all the way to the end of South Street and back again. Along the way we enjoyed all the South...More

1  Thank RocknRose83
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What's a good hotel near south street?
8 March 2017|
Response from Alexander K | 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
rachel k
Does anyone remember "the south street walk"? It was a festival in the 1970s. They allowed vendors of antiques and other cool stuff, to set up. There were bands, etc. I'd love to see another. Even the king of hearts was in the theater.
17 September 2015|
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Response from GypsiiRose | Reviewed this property |
i am not familiar with it but it sounds fun