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South Street

between Front and 10th Street; Lombard and Bainbridg

There are dozens of shops, restaurants and galleries located at this popular tourist attraction.

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620 S. 5th St.

Philadelphia’s resource for quality sexual products. Three stories of merchandise from massage and health basics and men’s tools to fantasy products like restraints, electro-sex equipment and sex furniture (think swings and stripper poles to start) will inspire you to bring special gifts back home. The third floor is home to Aphrodite Gallery, an art space devoted to erotic fine arts and Passion 101 sexuality.

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Reading Terminal Market


12th & Arch Sts (PA Convention Center)

Mon-Sat 8am-6pm. Pennsylvania Dutch Merchants: Wed 8am-3pm, Thu-Sat 8am-5pm. Many of the Market’s restaurants close after 3pm. Through December 2006, open on Sundays. Any Market merchant will validate your parking at the 12th & Filbert Sts garage with your purchase of $10 or more.
Since 1892, Reading Terminal Market has been the home of local food from up-country farms as well as delicacies from around the world. Now on the National Register of Historic Places, the market has more than 80 stalls — 25 of which serve ready-to-eat foods. Some of the other items available include meat, fish, produce, groceries, flowers, crafts, books. There are special events seasonally.

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The Piazza at Schmidts

North 2nd St, Northern Liberties

Infused with the ideas that helped shape public spaces and communities in Europe, the Piazza was conceived as a center for art and commerce. The 80,000 square foot open Philadelphia landmark hosts a 40 foot stage, giant 26×16 ft. movie screen and meticulously landscaped fountain. The Piazza at Schmidts is open every day, inviting all to experience a rich sense of culture and community. Consisting of 40 spaces that range from clothing designers, custom purses, a magic shop, and galleries galore, all owned and operated by Philadelphians. The piazza is also home to several fine restaurants. Whether your taste buds are looking for a classic burger and perfectly poured pint, or an amazing ravioli dish and a smooth glass of wine, you can find it here. In addition, the piazza has weekly entertainment ranging from movie night to jazz night and wine tasting. You can visit our website at atthepiazza. com for more information on our 40 spaces, restaurants, and entertainment schedule.

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Peddler’s Village


Routes 202 and Street Road in Lahaska

Follow the winding brick pathways of the Village throughout the 42 acres of lush landscaping and charming 18th century-style architecture for a unique shopping and dining experience. Peddler’s Village has something for everyone, from 70 quality specialty shops and six restaurants to the 70-room Golden Plough Inn and Giggleberry Fair family entertainment center. Enjoy free seasonal festivals and year-round family events. For more information, please visit or call 215/794-4000.

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Open 7 days a week. ATM and all major credit cards accepted.
An enchanting store that offers a memorable experience. Delight your whimsy with an unusual array of interesting home decor and gifts. These fascinating collections include gargoyles, candles and holders, mirrors, windchimes, fountains, jewelry and one of the largest mineral displays in the City of Brotherly Love.

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Market Place East


701 Market St.

Open: 9:30am-7pm, Mon-Thurs, Fri; until 8pm. Sat 10am-7pm; Sun noon-6pm.
Located three blocks east of the Convention Center. Save on designer labels at Ross Dress for Less, Dress Barn & Hi-Style Fashions. Manicures, hair-styling and more are offered in a turn-of-the-century National Award-winning Historic Building. The lower level features a food court with atrium seating.

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Liberties Walk

between 2nd & 4th streets at George St. near Girard Ave. Free parking available.

While visiting Northern Liberties, take a stroll down Liberties Walk. Before you go to dinner at Sonata (BYOB American Bistro) or Full Plate (BYOB Comfort Food), pamper yourselves with a massage, manicure or pedicure from Spa East and get your beauty services done, and do a little shopping at Tu Belleza (hair, make-up, and lashes, and supplies). If you’re looking for something naughty or nice, peruse the lingerie and adult toys at The Velvet Lily, try on custom made corsets at Delicious Boutique, and check out shoes and purses with brands such as Juicy Couture at Stephanie’s Closet. A few more steps and you can pick up some flowers from Beautiful Blooms for your loved one, and a stylish gift from Eclatante, both of whom cater special events and weddings. Then cap off your night with a famous Brown Betty cupcake!

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Gallery at Market East


9th & Market Sts

Open Mon-Sat 10am–7pm; Wed & Fri 10am- 8pm; Sun 12pm–5pm.
Center City’s largest shopping center is connected to the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Anchored by Big K-Mart and Strawbridge’s, find more than 130 shops, eateries and eclectic merchandise at more than 30 pushcarts. Stop by the Information Center for upcoming citywide and mall information, directories, brochures and coupon books.

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