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South Street Tours and Activities

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South Street
One of the most popular spots for visitors to Philadelphia is bohemian South Street on the southern edge of downtown Philly. The stretch of South Street from Front to Seventh Streets is known for its eclectic scene and lively nightlife, where the crowds comprise a diverse mix of people, from punk rockers to local business people. South Street is loaded with great bars and restaurants, but most first timers make a beeline to Jim’s Steaks South Street for an award-winning Philly cheesesteak sandwich. During the day, you can visit the nearby Mummers Museum to learn about Philadelphia’s history of Mummers—costumed citizens who dress up to parade around the city on New Year’s Day. And after the sun goes down, hit local spots like Legendary Dobbs or Bob and Barbara’s for drinks and live music.

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As the name implies, South Street is the southern boundary of downtown Philadelphia. The get there from Independence Hall takes about 14 minutes on foot, and it’s a 10-minute drive from Reading Terminal Market.

Address: South Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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Philadelphia Segway Tour

Philadelphia Segway Tour

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Experience Philadelphia like never before on this educational and entertaining guided small-group Segway tour. Learn about Philadelphia’s important history and visit popular locations like Penn’s Landing, the Historic District, the Italian Market, Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Society Hill on a 5- or 10-mile loop around Center City. Guided Segway training and photos from the tour are included. Dress in weather-appropriate clothes with flat, closed-toed shoes.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Lonely Planet Experiences: South Philly Markets, Mosaics, Magic Small Group Tour

Lonely Planet Experiences: South Philly Markets, Mosaics, Magic Small Group Tour

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Take in the cultural diversity of South Philadelphia on this guided tour through its historic neighborhoods. See the art of Isaiah Zagar, a local mosaic mural artist, whose work is on display throughout the city, including Magic Gardens (admission included). Visit the 9th Street Italian Market, America’s oldest outdoor market, and sample some food. Throughout your tour, you'll pop on and off of South Street, with its eclectic blend of shops, bars, and eateries. There’s something for everyone in South Philly.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Iconic 9th Street Italian Market Experience Tour in Philadelphia

Iconic 9th Street Italian Market Experience Tour in Philadelphia

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With Philadelphia’s rich history and litany of firsts, it comes as no surprise that the 9th Street Italian Market is America’s oldest outdoor market. Take a guided stroll through the streets of this South Philadelphia neighborhood, with its bakeries, markets, and gourmet specialty food stores. Sample authentic Philadelphia foods, like the world-famous Philly cheesesteak, the city’s signature sandwich, and local farm fare. Select from a seemingly endless variety of food items—cheeses, chocolates, fresh fruits and vegetables, deli, and baked goods and much more.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Double Decker Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour of Philadelphia (1, 2, or 3-Day)

Double Decker Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour of Philadelphia (1, 2, or 3-Day)

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Explore the best that Philadelphia has to offer on this hop-on hop-off tour of the city. Visit 27 of Philadelphia’s top attractions — like the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and the United States Mint — on a 90-minute loop in an open-top, double-decker bus. Select a single or multi-day pass, then board at any of the 27 stops and get to know the city in custom fashion, with live onboard narration. Learn about the history and heritage of one of America's oldest cities.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Philadelphia Cheesesteak Tour by Segway

Philadelphia Cheesesteak Tour by Segway

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Experience the Philadelphia cheesesteak like never before on this guided, 2-hour, small-group Segway tour. Learn how this iconic sandwich got its start and taste the best of Philly’s famous cheesesteaks — from Chinatown to Society Hill and South Philadelphia — on a 5-mile loop to five of the city’s authentic cheesesteak shops. Guided Segway training, all the necessary equipment and photos from the tour are included. Bring an appetite and dress in weather-appropriate clothes with flat, closed-toed shoes.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Double Decker Bus Tour of Philadelphia

Double Decker Bus Tour of Philadelphia

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Experience the History! Enjoy the sites of Philadelphia with a live Tour Guide on board our authentic Double Decker Buses. Due to COVID-19, the ability to hop-on hop-off is suspended until further notice.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Walking Tour of Philadelphia Historic Jewish Quarter

Walking Tour of Philadelphia Historic Jewish Quarter

Benefit from personalized attention on this private walking tour of Philadelphia's historic Jewish Quarter. Take a deep dive into one of the nation's first cities and its faith history through engaging guided commentary as you walk. Stops include bakeries, schools, banks, and synagogues throughout some of Philly's oldest neighborhoods.
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  • 2 hours
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Hop-on Hop-off and Philly By Night Tour Combo

Hop-on Hop-off and Philly By Night Tour Combo

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Explore the best that Philadelphia has to offer on this hop-on hop-off tour of the city. Visit 27 of Philadelphia’s top attractions — like the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall — on a 1.5-hour loop. Select from a 1- or 2-day pass, then board at any of the 27 stops and get to know the city in custom fashion, with live on-board commentary. After dinner (own expense), enjoy the city as it’s illuminated for the evening on a ‘Philly by Night Tour.’ Pickup and drop-off from select hotels included.
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  • 2 days
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Philadelphia Rocky Run

Philadelphia Rocky Run

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Join for a 4 mile run sprinkled with Rocky and Philly stories most locals don’t even know! You’ll become a local champ weaving through the streets of Philly. We cap it off with a run up the famous Art Museum Steps. In addition to being the home of the Rocky films, did you know Philly invented the Cowboy Hat and Fast Food? We explore those little known facts and hundreds more. We tie together the unique Philly story as we run through Colonial Old City, South Philly, and the Commercial Center. We tap into themes like freedom, the underdog story, and American Firsts. Philly's beautiful & flat streets are full of sites - perfect for running tours! Whether you're here on vacation, business or even a local, there's no better way to learn about Philly! You'll walk away refreshed! This tour is more fulfilling than running on a hotel treadmill and better than getting lost in the city alone. You'll receive a detailed map overview (PDF) of 50 sites from our run to help you explore further!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Underground Donut Tour: Philadelphia's First Donut Tour

Underground Donut Tour: Philadelphia's First Donut Tour

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Satisfy your sweet tooth on a 2-hour underground donut tour of Philadelphia. The sugary culinary walking experience is perfect for families and foodies alike. Stop at four of the city’s top spots for fried dough, including Federal Donuts and Beiler’s Donuts. The tour is also a great opportunity to orient yourself to the city, with stops in South Street and Reading Terminal Market.
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  • 2 hours
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Eat Drink and Experience Philly Walking Tour

Eat Drink and Experience Philly Walking Tour

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Journey around Philadelphia, see some of the city’s most popular sights and drink four local beers on this full-day walking tour. Your guide takes you to the city’s must-see areas, as well as bars and pubs loved by locals. Along the way, pass the Liberty Bell, the National Constitution Center, Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, Queen Village, and Ben Franklin House. Plus, at each of the four bars you stop at, enjoy a beer and a snack.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Philadelphia Double Decker Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour (24, 48, or 72 Hours)

Philadelphia Double Decker Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour (24, 48, or 72 Hours)

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Enjoy a 24, 48, or 72-hour Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour aboard a Double Decker Bus. Board to experience the glitz and glamor of the City of Brotherly Love, including such world-famous sights as The Liberty Bell, City Hall, the Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia Zoo, and much more. Travel between Center City and Old City, enjoying stops along the way including the famous Rocky Steps, Penns Landing, the Reading Terminal Market and great selections of Museums. Explore Downtown Philly on the Route we have designed for locals and tourist alike. The recently revitalized central core of the city is home to China Town, Philadelphia Fashion District, Love Park, Dilworth Park and much more. Your ticket is valid for 24, 48, or 72 consecutive hours beginning at the time of redemption. For example: If you purchase and redeem your pass at 12pm on Monday, your ticket will be valid until 12pm Tuesday the following day.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Philadelphia Double Decker Sightseeing Tour & Campo's Cheesesteak Combo

Philadelphia Double Decker Sightseeing Tour & Campo's Cheesesteak Combo

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This Historical Double Decker Tour & Authentic Campo's Philly Steak Combo allow's you to experience the rich history and legendary sights of Philadelphia with an authentic Philadelphia cheese steak at stop 27 on the tour at Philadelphia's beloved Compo's. Experience local guides that offer live commentary as you travel a 90 minute loop to 28 different stops highlighting Philadelphia's 100 most popular attractions, including the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and the US Mint. Aboard the double-decker bus, a 360-degree view of Philadelphia will leave you speechless and entertained while you soak up the history, heritage and beauty of one of America's oldest cities.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Philadelphia Italian Market Small-Group Walking Tour

Philadelphia Italian Market Small-Group Walking Tour

Along a stretch of 9th Street in the heart of eclectic South Philadelphia lies the Italian Market, America’s oldest and largest outdoor market. This iconic collection of butchers, bakers, and restaurants has been the backbone of this historic neighborhood since its creation in the late 1800s. It has survived throughout the passing decades by welcoming vendors from around the world and, today, remains a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. Join us for a stroll around the Italian Market, among the vibrant fruit stalls, past the fragrant bakeries, into various shops and specialty stores, and weaving through hidden alleys covered in fantastical street art. When possible, you may even get to try a small bite or two. Wherever your guide leads you, your senses will be popping as you explore one of the most unique, thriving, and diverse communities in the City of Brotherly Love. Please note: This is a "market tour," not a "food tour." Samples may vary and will not equal a meal.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Philadelphia Italian Market and Magic Gardens Small Group Tour

Philadelphia Italian Market and Magic Gardens Small Group Tour

There’s so much more to Philadelphia than American history - some of the most incredible public art and thriving markets are on display when you venture into South Philly. On this tour, you’ll head into the heart of the Italian Market, America’s oldest and largest outdoor market, Talk with store owners and longtime market vendors to gain firsthand knowledge about this market’s importance to the South Philly community (with a few samples along the way). Then, enjoy a stroll past beautiful and surprising pieces of public art, including breathtaking murals and mind-bending mosaics. Your guide will explain the history of each piece and how they blend together into a magical tapestry that drapes across the entire city. Your tour concludes at the incredible Magic Gardens - one of the most impressive and fantastical works of art and sculpture you’ll ever see! You’re welcome to stay in Wonderland as long as you like, admission is included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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