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Philadelphia Segway Tour
"Start your Segway tour of Philadelphia with an instructional orientation and safety briefing. Once you're comfortable follow your guide on a five-mile or 10-mile route. Along the way your guide will take fun photos of you and regale you with fascinating facts about Philadelphia's history.1-hr Segway TourSee more than 15 Philadelphia attractions on this loop! This introduction to major city sights takes you through the His and admire the lively mosaics of Magic Gardens on South Street. Along your journey witness several important historical sights including the First Bank of the United States and several old churches where William Penn developed his 'freedom of worship' philosophy.2-hr Segway TourExtend your Segway adventure passing by Elfreth's Alley and the Betsy Ross House. Admire Independence Hall en route to Society Hill where you can marvel at the stately homes. Continue over Avenue of the Arts to Rittenhouse Square before winding through the Fitler Square neighborhood. From there
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City Sightseeing Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
"Immerse yourself in one of the most historic cities in the US on this City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off bus tour of Philadelphia. From the open-top double-decker bus you can enjoy 360-degree views of Philly and hop off when you want to visit any attractions.Listen to informative onboard commentary about the culture architecture and history of Philadelphia when you're on the loop which takes approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes. Buses run every 30 minutes. See below for a full list of the 27 stops.Perhaps visit the landmark house where Betsy Ross lived when she made the first American flag during the American Revolution. Becom or learn about early American law at the Eastern State Penitentiary a prison established in 1829. Kids will enjoy the Please Touch Museum and Philadelphia Zoo
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Philadelphia 27-Stop Double Decker Tour Full-Day Pass
"Discover one of the most historic cities in the U.S. on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour of Philadelphia. Experience the city's rich and legendary sights at your own pace with 360-degree panoramic views. Board an open-top double decker bus at any of the 27 stops around Philadelphia. Along the way enjoy live narration from your guide who will share interesting stories and facts about the city's most popular attractions and historic landmarks. This hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour allows you customize your itinerary and experience the Philadelphia's history heritage and culture at your own pace.Hop-on hop-off tour stops include: Independence Visitor Center Betsey Ross House United States Mint/Ben Franklin's Grave National Constitution Center Chinatown ""
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South Street Tips (13)

Watch For Overpriced Parking Scams

Parked at New Market Garage around the corner from Cafe Nola on a Saturday night, after I had a wonderful meal (I highly recommend Cafe Nola, the food and the staff were great!) I proceeded to take a...
Philly4aDay
Nov 19, 2011

South Street's Magic Garden

From Isaiah Zagar's website:"South Streets's Magic Garden, the property next to Isaiah's Studio, 1022-24 South Street, is a landmark visited by people all over the world, all hours of the day and...
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virtualpatrick
Apr 04, 2011

HAVE FUN ON SOUTH STREET IN PHILADELPHIA

GOODDAY I HAVE BEEN GOING TO SOUTH STREET FOR YEARS THERE ARE ALOT OF POLICE UNDERCOVER AND REGULAR COPS IT IS VERY SAFE PLACE TO BE REMEMBER THE WEALTHIEST PART OF PHILADELPHIA IS CENTER CITY AND...
josef3
Jun 04, 2008

South Street

South Street is without a doubt one of the most interesting neighborhoods in Philadelphia. The street is more or less the southern border of Center City, and runs west from the Deleware River to...
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ianerin
Apr 14, 2006

Git yer Philly phunk on

South Street is Philly's young, funky neighborhood. Eclectic shops, boutiques, all sorts of restaurants, & a few bars too, all make for a fun experience...especially if you're young. If you're...
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spgood301
Mar 06, 2006

Isaiah Zagar's Mosaics

If you walk along South Street, you will likely come across some murals decorated with colourful mosaic tiles. These were made by local artist Isaiah Zagar. Those who know of Antoni Gaudí's...
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brazwhazz
May 01, 2005

The coolest street in Philly

The funny thing about South Street was that if I had remembered to bring spare batteries for my camera, we may not have gone there during our weekend in Philadelphia. Locals told us it would the...
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brazwhazz
May 01, 2005

"Modern Art"

The main stretch of South Street stretches from the Waterfront several blocks West. It is home to a mostly younger crowd, and is filled with quirky shops, numerous bars, coffee shops, restaurants, and...
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AllisonD
Apr 13, 2005

Philly's Phreak Show

South St. is wher e you can find just about any type of person on a weekend. DO NOT try drving down through South St. during the evening on a weekend either...unless you're trying to draw attention to...
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DrexelDragon
Nov 29, 2004

South Street

A great place for a stroll. Definitely a youth-oriented, almost rebellious atmosphere. There are plenty of great, funky shops, Jim's (cheesesteak's), used bookstores, and great people watching (if you...
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acemj
May 12, 2004

South Street

South Street is part of a Philadelphia neighborhood called Queen Village which is one of the oldest areas of the city. The Swedes first settled there prior to 1640 and the name Queen Village was in...
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keeweechic
Jul 27, 2003

South Street... something for everyone

South Street is Philadelphia's hip strip and trendy melting pot. Here you'll find a many-splendored promenade alive with various boutiques, eccentric shops, singular restaurants, bars, night clubs and...
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bct341
May 19, 2003
 
 
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Physick House

This house was built in 1786 by wine merchant, Henry Hill. Hill made his money importing Madeira, which is a grape-brandy mixture that was shipped from the Madeira Islands. These islands were...
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Society Hill

This historic area of Philadelphia is also its most charming area with cobblestone streets, original 18th and early 19th century buildings, historic sites, and lots of shops and nightlife in the area...
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First Bank of the US

Authorized and built in the 1790s amid considerable controversy by the Federalist-controlled Congress, this Greek Revival building is now only a proud front in an otherwise overlooked corner of the...
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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the American Revolution

Located in a quiet corner of Washington Square is a tomb with the remains of an unknown soldier from the revolutionary war. "In 1954, the Washington Square Planning Committee decided to erect a...
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Congress Hall

Constructed in 1787 - 1789 as the Philadelphia County Court House, this building served as the meeting place of the U. S. Congress from 1790 - 1800. The House of Representatives met on the main floor,...
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Independence National Historical Park

Located in the West Wing of Independence Hall is the Great Essentials exhibit. The exhibit displays surviving copies of the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the...
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