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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 good41%
  • Average17%
  • Poor14%
  • 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 1 September 2008

We were encouraged to visit South Street from others in Philly and by reviews, such as this. We weren't impressed. If you've ever walked down an ocean boardwalk or hippy row street in a city, then you've experienced what South Street is. We felt that...More

4  Thank Rosita27
Reviewed 5 May 2008

If you are looking for a different shopping experience then don' t miss South Street!! You can find just about anything on this street. Food, funky stores, great buys... you name it you can find it here. Not for the traditional shopper. You will enjoy...More

2  Thank gca665
Reviewed 25 June 2007

I would venture to say that if you don't like South Street you take yourself too seriously. South Street is local color. South Street is the kind of place where you "people watch" and occassionly shake your head. If you shake your head in fun,...More

6  Thank Runamuck
Reviewed 28 May 2007

Anyone who uses the word "hip," "bohemian," "cool," or "funky," has got to be kidding me. Do not listen to any guidebook that says this place is worth a visit. I walked along it from 8th to 5th street and It was filled with adult...More

9  Thank travel2006j
Reviewed 23 May 2006

I went to South Street and mostly skipped the stores. The reason I would go again in a minute is to see the mosaics. I was just entranced by Isaiah Zagar's mosaics that are scattered throughout the neighborhood. He has been putting his colorful mosaics...More

4  Thank LemonadeSandwich
Reviewed 4 March 2006

I live very close to South Street and I've seen it get worse and worse every year. The good hipster stores that made South Street notorious are now being squeezed out by ghetto trash stores and boutiques for strippers. SoHo, it IS NOT. Oh, and...More

17  Thank ajt141
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 14 June 2004

south street is da best it got alot of different stores even a store that sells nothin but condoms shhhhh!!!!!!!

5  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
A TripAdvisor Member
Philadelphia, PA
Reviewed 15 April 2003

Though the fifteen year olds will love it, so did my grandma:) Great shops, lots of variety and a few good coffee shops with music. Comes alive at different times each year, go when it's more quiet:)T

12  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed 17 August 2002

Are you a 15 year old boy? Then you'll love South Street! More t shirt, CD shops, places to get piercings and fast food joints than you can shake a stick at! Compaing this to NYCs SOHO is like a comparison between Walmart and Barneys....More

15  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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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
17 September 2015|
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Response from GypsiiRose | Reviewed this property |
i am not familiar with it but it sounds fun