Destination

South Street

South Street Headhouse District is a renowned commercial corridor and one of Philadelphia's most eclectic and lively neighborhoods. It's home to over 400 unique businesses, including some of the best restaurants, retailers, and services in the region. South Street Headhouse District, home of historic Fabric Row and Philadelphia Magic Gardens, is also one of the top tourist destinations in Philadelphia, with over one million visitors each year. Surrounded by the historic neighborhoods of Society Hill, Queen Village, Bella Vista, and Washington Square West, the South Street Headhouse District is great place to eat, shop, play, and live.

 

With a personality & charm all its own, South Street is still the hippest street in town. Unique & diverse shops, tantalizing tastes and fabulous people watching keep visitors & locals coming back for more.

 

How to get there

Parking on South Street is hard to come by. Lucky for you it's easy to get here on SEPTA! Bus Routes 12, 40, 45, 47 or 57 run down, parallel or across South Street. 

Fare

Just as there are many ways to get here on SEPTA, there are also many ways to pay. Click here to learn which fare is best for you. ​

Things To Do

Home to over 400 independent retail shops, restaurants and taverns with tastes from around globe, salons, body art parlors, fashion boutiques, live music and theatre, fun classes, and art galleries—including Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens. Discover why South Street is still the hippest street in town.

Upcoming Local Happenings
Headhouse farmers market

Headhouse Farmers Market

Headhouse Square

On Sunday stop by the Headhouse Farmers Market for fresh produce, baked goods, local meats, cheeses and wines. It's so easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop Route 12, 40, 47 or 57. 

20171105 00:00 20181231 00:00 America/New_York Headhouse Farmers Market <p>On Sunday stop by the Headhouse Farmers Market for fresh produce, baked goods, local meats, cheeses and wines. It&#39;s so easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop Route 12, 40, 47 or 57.&nbsp;</p> 500 South 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Spruce Street Harbor Park

Penn's Landing

Spruce Street Harbor Park — everyone's favorite seasonal park on the Delaware River — is back with dining, a beer garden, hammocks, a boardwalk, and entertainment. Get here on SEPTA. Short walk from 2nd Street Station on the Market-Frankford Line or ride Bus Routes 12, 21, 33, 42 or 25.

20180511 00:00 20180901 00:00 America/New_York Spruce Street Harbor Park <p>Spruce Street Harbor Park &mdash; everyone&#39;s favorite seasonal park on the Delaware River &mdash; is back with dining, a beer garden, hammocks, a boardwalk, and entertainment. Get here on SEPTA. Short walk from 2nd Street Station on the Market-Frankford Line or ride Bus Routes 12, 21, 33, 42 or 25.</p> 401 S Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Farmers Market at Christ Church

Christ Church Neighborhood House

The Farmers Market at Christ Church is back in Old City on Wednesday from 2p to 7p on Church Street, between 2nd and 3rd (due east of Neighborhood House) and just a block away from the site of Philadelphia's original 18th-century farmers market on High (now Market) Street. Browse items from local food purveyors like Spruce Hill Preserves, Beechwood Orchards and a selection of food trucks. Countless ways to get here on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd Street or Routes 5, 17, 33, 48 or 57.

20180523 00:00 20181101 00:00 America/New_York Farmers Market at Christ Church <p>The <a href="http://www.neighborhood-house.com/farmers-market-at-christ-church">Farmers Market at Christ Church</a> is back in Old City&nbsp;on Wednesday from 2p to 7p on Church Street, between 2nd and 3rd&nbsp;(due east of Neighborhood House) and just a block away from the site of Philadelphia&#39;s original 18th-century farmers market on High (now Market) Street. Browse items from local food purveyors like Spruce Hill Preserves, Beechwood Orchards and a selection of food trucks. Countless ways to get here on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd Street or Routes 5, 17, 33, 48 or 57.</p> 20 North American Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Snow White

Arden Theatre Company

Now thru 6/3, see Snow White like you've never seen it before at the Arden Theatre in Old City.  A world premiere production of the classic tale that features a beautiful princess, her evil queen, a huntsman, one magic mirror, and the legendary seven dwarfs – all brought to life by TWO ACTORS!  It's o easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd Street or Routes 5, 17, 33, 48 or 57. Before you go - check out this Perk - it will save you $10!

20180404 00:00 20180604 00:00 America/New_York Snow White <p>Now thru 6/3, see <em><a href="https://tickets.ardentheatre.org/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=snowwhite&amp;BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::context_id=">Snow White</a></em>&nbsp;like you&#39;ve never seen it before at the Arden Theatre in Old City. &nbsp;A world premiere production of the classic tale that features a beautiful princess, her evil queen, a huntsman, one magic mirror, and the legendary seven dwarfs &ndash; all brought to life by TWO ACTORS!&nbsp; It&#39;s o easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd Street or Routes 5, 17, 33, 48 or 57. Before you go - check out this&nbsp;<a href="http://www.iseptaphilly.com/perk/34">Perk</a>&nbsp;- it will save you $10!</p> 40 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Beer by the Bell

Independence Beer Garden

Grab a beer by the bell at Independence Beer Garden! SO easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 5th Street/Independence Hall or Routes 9, 17, 21, 33, 38, 42 or 47. Use our PLAN YOUR TRIP feature for details. Cheers! 

20180426 01:00 20181015 12:00 America/New_York Beer by the Bell <p>Grab a beer by the bell at <a href="http://www.phlbeergarden.com/">Independence Beer Garden!</a> SO easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 5th Street/Independence Hall or Routes 9, 17, 21, 33, 38, 42 or 47. Use our PLAN YOUR TRIP feature for details. Cheers!&nbsp;</p> 100 South Independence Mall West, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


Magic garden

Twilight in the Gardens

Philadelphia Magic Gardens

On Friday, hang out in the beautiful Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens after hours as the South Street staple hosts its final Twilight in the Gardens event of the season. Guests of the event are encouraged to BYOB, enjoy the live music and embark on special tours of the mosaics — including the rarely seen mosaic-ed basement. Leave the driving to us. Get there on SEPTA Routes 40, 45, 47 or 57. And check out this Perk before you go!

20180525 00:00 20180526 00:00 America/New_York Twilight in the Gardens <p>On Friday, hang out in the beautiful <a class="trackingoutbound" href="https://www.phillymagicgardens.org/public-programs/garden-sips/">Philadelphia&rsquo;s Magic Gardens</a> after hours as the South Street staple hosts its final <a class="trackingoutbound" href="https://www.phillymagicgardens.org/event/april-twilight-in-the-gardens/?sd=1524787200&amp;ed=2200&amp;ad=n">Twilight in the Gardens</a> event of the season. Guests of the event are encouraged to BYOB, enjoy the live music and embark on special tours of the mosaics &mdash; including the rarely seen mosaic-ed basement. Leave the driving to us. Get there on SEPTA Routes 40, 45, 47 or 57. And check out this <a href="http://iseptaphilly.com/perk/24">Perk</a>&nbsp;before you go!</p> 1020 South Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest

Blue Cross RiverRink

Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest opens seven-days-a-week starting 5/24. This includes the roller rink, mini-golf course, The Midway (with a giant Ferris wheel!) and food concessions! Get there on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd or Bus Routes 12, 21, 25, 42, 17, 33 or 48. 

20180524 00:00 20180904 00:00 America/New_York Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest <p><a href="http://www.delawareriverwaterfront.com/places/blue-cross-riverrink-summerfest" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest</a>&nbsp;opens seven-days-a-week starting 5/24. This includes the roller rink, mini-golf course, The Midway (with a giant Ferris wheel!) and food concessions! Get there on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd or Bus Routes 12, 21, 25, 42, 17, 33 or 48.&nbsp;</p> 121 North Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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