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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 16 January 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
Reviewed 11 January 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...More

2  Thank AdventureTravel7
Reviewed 9 January 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
Reviewed 28 December 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...More

3  Thank joegrink
Reviewed 3 December 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
Reviewed 28 November 2012

Do you want to have a "real" Phila cheese steak? South Phila is your place. Don't expect the streets to be clean, but do expect the smell of urine.

Thank zookeeper5
Reviewed 12 November 2012

There are some good places to eat here, like Supper and Brauhaus Schmitz, but most of it is like the worst parts of the Boardwalk.

1  Thank Pastaman8
Reviewed 21 October 2012

Times have changed and this is not the South Street that I once knew. South Street attracts a much rowdier crowd than I remember. Parking always a big problem. Did not feel safe after dark.

1  Thank Sandy F
Reviewed 18 October 2012

South Street! A street as a Mall. Walk along for many blocks to see, taste and experince eateries, boutiques, and specialty shops..

1  Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 15 October 2012

South street used to be the place back years ago. Its either that its because I am older now or its just gotten worse. The crowd is young and rowdy. There is no parking and always traffic.

Thank Haydar37
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What's a good hotel near south street?
7 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