It was originally known as Cedar Street and is now one of the busiest areas in Philadelphia. A delicious melting pot of ethnicities and cultures, it is a conglomeration of independently owned shops and eateries. Of course, South Street hasn't remained immune to big corporations so you can find Starbucks and Whole Foods too if that's more your thing. This is where some recording artists such as George Thorogood got their start in the music biz. To read more about the area check the official Visit Philly website.