Philadelphia -- quaint shopping streets?
Replies: 12 - Last Post: Oct 12, 2012 8:52 AM Last Post By: ZedisDead
Oct 9, 2012 8:50 PM
Philadelphia -- quaint shopping streets?Dear Philadelphians...
My elderly parents will be visiting the Barnes (for the second time, in the new location) this October.
Outside of the museums and other attractions, they like to know what streets are best for strolling. They like quaint/stylish window shopping.....antiques, preppie clothes, places for lunch/tea. Think Dick Van Dyke and Angela Lansbury.
What are the best strolling streets/neighborhoods in Philadelphia that I can recommend for Dick and Angela?
Thanks so much, Philly! Hope to visit you myself someday......
Oct 9, 2012 9:10 PM
Oct 10, 2012 2:57 AM
Oct 10, 2012 6:24 AM
3Pine Street, east of Broad Street is good for antique shops. If you can, drive or take the train to Manyunk and stroll on main street,. It is a 20 minute ride by train an lts you off right there.
Germantown Ave in Chextnut Hill is accessable by train. That is even nicer than Manyunk for strolling a casual shopping street
both have good opportunites fior dining
Edited by: ZedisDead
Oct 10, 2012 10:27 AM
Oct 10, 2012 10:45 AM
5#2 is Elbreth's Alley. Worth seeing, but no shopping on it. Manayunk (note spelling for better googling) was going to be my suggestion as well. But thinking some more, I'd say South Street. It's younger in orientation than your description, but the Magic Gardens are pretty amazing and there is plenty of interesting window shopping and dining there.
Oct 10, 2012 11:26 AM
Oct 10, 2012 12:17 PM
Oct 10, 2012 2:18 PM
Oct 10, 2012 2:27 PM
Oct 10, 2012 6:44 PM
10#2 is Elfreth's Alley. I was gonna suggest Manayunk. Parts of Old City too (http://www.oldcitydistrict.org/)
Oct 12, 2012 8:36 AM
Oct 12, 2012 8:52 AM
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