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South Street

South Street Headhouse District is a renowned commercial corridor and one of Philadelphia's most eclectic and lively neighborhoods. Located east of Broad Street down to the Delaware River, it is home to over 400 unique businesses, including some of the best restaurants, retailers, and services in the region. South Street Headhouse District is also one of the top tourist destinations in Philadelphia, with over one million visitors each year.

On the west side of Broad Street, South Street maintains its rep of being the hippest street in town with more unique shops, fabulous restaurants, charming cafes, and 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 2, 4, 7, 12, 17, 27, 32, 40, 45, 47 or 57 run down, parallel or across South Street. The Broad Street Line stops at Lombard-South.


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.

Upcoming Local Happenings
South street

South Street Fest, South Street Oktoberfest and Philly AIDS Thrift’s 17th Anniversary Block Party

South Street

South Street knows a thing or two about throwing a street festival — and this one might be the biggest yet. Spanning the iconic stretch of South Street from 2nd Street to 8th Street, the first-ever South Street Fest on Saturday combines the annual South Street Oktoberfest outside of Brauhaus Schmitz with other festive celebrations in the neighborhood, including Philly AIDS Thrift’s 17th Anniversary Block Party on South 5th Street. Get there on SEPTA! Bus Routes 24712172732404547 or 57 run down, parallel or across South Street. The Broad Street Line stops at Lombard-South.

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Farmers market

Headhouse Farmers Market

South Street District

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. 

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Museum of Illusions

Old City

Believe half of what you see. The Museum of Illusions opens a Philadelphia outpost in Old City on Saturday, 3/12, joining existing locations in Toronto, Paris, Chicago and New York. With over 80 exhibits meant to trick the eye, the attraction delights visitors with holograms, stereograms and optical illusions, all the while teaching about vision, perception and the human brain. Get here on SEPTA. Short walk from Jefferson Station or ride SEPTA's Market-Frankford Line to 5th Street/Independence Hall Station. Bus Routes 5, 9, 17, 21, 33, 38, 42, 44, 48, 57, and 121 also stop near the museum.

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