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5 Things You Should Experience this Spring in South Philadelphia

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - August 4, 2013: Citizens Bank Park sign outside ballpark for Philadelphia Phillies in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Sign near entrance.

Attend a Phillies Game

It’s a spring tradition in South Philly to attend a home game at Citizens Bank Park. Only a 5 minute drive from Siena Place and with tickets starting from 20 dollars, it’d crazy not to go! If you like cheap food and family fun, the Phillies “Dollar Dog Nights” are perfect for you. All upcoming Phillies promotions can be found here:  Be sure to wear a jersey, or at least something red, and cheer your heart out!

A messy Philly Cheesesteak with onions peppers and mushrooms, fries on the side

Eat a Cheesesteak

Getting a cheesesteak in South Philly is akin to seeing the liberty bell or independence hall, it’s just something you have to do at least once in Philadelphia. Try out Pat’s or Geno’s to be able to weigh in on the age old debate about which is better, and try others around Philadelphia to find your favorite!

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Visit the Magic Gardens

One of the more famous attractions in South Philadelphia is the Magic Gardens on South Street. The Magic Gardens span three lots of indoor galleries along with a mesmerizing outdoor labyrinth. The mosaic artist Isaiah Zagar moved into the space in 1968 and has since added numerous works of various artists, both local and those from around the world. More information can be found here:

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9th St. Italian Market Festival

The Italian market is the heart and soul of true South Philadelphians and the 9th Street Festival is the best way to take it all in. The festival takes place May 20th and 21st and is open to the public. The Italian market is a hub for some of the best, and freshest food in the city, so if you haven’t been before, head down to South 9th street and get browsing. You can find produce, pasta, fresh meats, and some of the best sandwiches all in one place.


Browse South Street

South Street is a place that has a little something for everyone, no matter if you live in Philadelphia, or are just visiting, you’ll find something you love here. All kinds of shops can be found, from food, to clothes, to tattoos, and everything in between. Browse shops, eat some delicious food, and even attend a concert at the Theater of the Living Arts, or the TLA.