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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 Centre East
+1 215-413-3713
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Reviewed 1 week ago

People watching, cheese steaks, tattoo parlors, boutiques and more. Funky and sophisticated. Can't do Philly without a few hours on South Street.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank ozoni
Reviewed 7 August 2019

Great places to eat - Jim's Steaks, Gnocci (half block off South St), and La Bella dolce Italia - Italian deli & gelato), eclectic shops (some not child appropriate, so beware of window shopping), just a fun city vibe.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank AngelaMB12
Reviewed 7 July 2019

South Street's the best street when I walk home with you. Oh baby, meet me on South Street, hurry on down. The hippest street in town!

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 25 June 2019

Popular South Street in Philly, running about 20 blocks long, offers tons of stores, shops, boutiques, vintage shops, thrift shops, and many places to eat. Can be very crowded on weekends and good weather. Good place to spend a couple of hours walking around. Parking...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank rexerazo
Reviewed 30 May 2019 via mobile

Lots to see down the entirety of South Street. Food & shopping with some other sights to see in between.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank ImportR06
Reviewed 8 May 2019 via mobile

South Street from South 7th to the Delaware River is one of the most delightful, exhilarating, fascinating stretches of urban funk you'll ever find... there's the Theater of the Living Arts, offering alternative rock concerts every night... condom, sex toy, and lingerie shops... dozens of...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank MichaelfromMedford
Reviewed 8 May 2019

Great place for many different restaurants and bars. One of my favorite restaurants on South street was called the Reef! Excellent food and staff!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Twills138
Reviewed 29 March 2019

We went here based on a coworker recommendation. We were so disappointed -- so many empty store fronts and restaurants closed. There were some really fun store fronts and mosaics -- but these were far between. Now it seems like mostly sex and vape stores.

Date of experience: March 2019
3  Thank surfinginflorida
Reviewed 17 March 2019 via mobile

If you like mosaics, this is the place to be. Located a short jaunt from Septa’s Jefferson Station, wear comfortable walking shoes. You’ll see some hip people walking around. Make sure to venture onto the side-streets and alleyways so as to not miss out on...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank PaleoGypsy
Reviewed 27 February 2019 via mobile

Strolled down South Street and local side streets and really enjoyed this charming district. Lots of small shops and restaurants and some nice squares and places to sit and watch life. Must be wonderful in the summer when the cafes and restaurant put out seats...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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8 March 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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18 September 2015|
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Response from GypsiiRose | Reviewed this property |
i am not familiar with it but it sounds fun