South Philadelphia

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Defined here as the area between the Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers, South Street and due south, this sprawling section of the city can be further broken down into separate, smaller neighborhoods that include Bella Vista, Point Breeze, Passyunk Square, Grays Ferry and Lower Moyamensing. Visitors can reach South Philadelphia by riding SEPTA’s Broad Street Line, by hailing a cab or ride share, or simply by walking or biking from one of Philadelphia’s other not-so-distant neighborhoods.

Spotlight on Local Business

Discover D’Emilio’s Old World Ice Treats. Home to South Philadelphia’s most delicious ice treats, owner Chris brings his grandmother’s infamous sorbetto recipe to visitors of all ages and is famous for his mile high Sundaes, creamy gelatis, and soft serve ice cream.

East Passyunk Avenue. Photo by Jared C Wood

Photo by M. Zugale for PHLCVB.

Things To Do

Explore the many neighborhoods in this sprawling section of Philadelphia that is home to parks, museums, markets, and concert venues, as well as multicultural attractions, public art and other experiences.

To Do

Pat's King of Steaks. Photo by K. Huff for PHLCVB

Where to Eat and Drink

In South Philadelphia, savor famed local flavors and a mix of multicultural menus from an ever-expanding collection of restaurants, bars, and breweries.

Eat and Drink

Places to Stay

Consider these hotel options in and around Philadelphia to put you within steps or a short drive from area attractions, restaurants, stadiums and Philadelphia International Airport.


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Markets In Philadelphia

For a true “local” taste of Philadelphia, be sure to visit one of the city’s many farmers markets.


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