Your Destination Guide to Philadelphia

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When it comes to an afternoon out on the town, Philadelphia offers a plethora of food, culture, high-end chain stores, and independent retailers. Sample mouth-watering fresh produce or delectable ethnic cuisine at an airy outdoor market, venture into some of best-known shops in the retail industry at Franklin Mills, or get in touch with your creative side at one of South Street's many boutiques, consignment shops, or independent art galleries.

Philadelphia Shopping

Franklin Mills Mall
  • Franklin Mills Mall
  • Located right of I-95 15 miles northeast of Center City, the Franklin Mills Mall is a shopaholic's fantasy, offering a diverse array of stores featuring some of the best-known names in fashion, such as Polo Ralph Lauren and the luxury retail store Neiman Marcus.
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Gallery at Market East
  • Gallery at Market East
  • This four-story mall is located between 8th and 12th St., situated right on busy Market St. between Old City and Center City. The stores consist of everything one would expect to find in any conventional mall, ranging from Sunglass Hut and Auntie Anne's pretzels to Kmart and Cinnabon.
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Italian Market
  • Italian Market
  • Walking down Philadelphia's 9th Street Italian Market, the largest and oldest outdoor market in the United States, is like stepping back in time. The lively atmosphere and unique charm of this immigrant marketplace has remained unchanged for 100 years.
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King of Prussia Mall
  • King of Prussia Mall
  • The dominant mall on the East Coast, King of Prussia is located in the township of Upper Marion, about 15 minutes outside the immediate city of Philadelphia via the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
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Reading Terminal Market
  • Reading Terminal Market
  • Reading Terminal Market is one of the premier destinations in Philly, and is the 3rd most popular behind the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. During the establishment of the city that is now...
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Rittenhouse Row
  • Rittenhouse Row
  • Just West of Broad St. Avenue of the Arts, and catty-cornered southwest of City Hall, the blocks between Market St. and Pine St. (north and south respectively, stretching from 15th St. towards 21st St.) mark the region known as Rittenhouse Row.
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Shops at Bellevue
  • Shops at Bellevue
  • The Bellevue-Stratford, nicknamed "The Grande Dame of Broad Street" because of its majestic stature and impressive French Renaissance-style architecture, is a truly dazzling hotel.
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South Street Headhouse District
  • South Street Headhouse District
  • South Street is infamous for alternative shopping in Philadelphia. Its fiercely independent shops contain specialty goods ranging from guitars and dolls, to sex toys and bicycles, to antiques and African imports, to used books and cigars. There are bead shops and tattoo parlors.
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The Bourse
  • The Bourse
  • The Philadelphia Bourse is a bustling conglomeration of commerce and trade within the Independence Mall, where businessmen, shoppers, and tourists alike revel in this giant retail and office complex's lively atmosphere. Grain and commodities exporter George E.
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