South Philadelphia, known for its longtime Italian and Irish communities, is exciting and approachable. Traditional Italian restaurants exist alongside craft beer pubs and upscale lounges; hipsters live next door to Italian grandmas.
The Italian Market, which offers traditional Italian specialties, is also home to some of the most authentic Mexican and Asian eateries in the city. East Passyunk Avenue offers a wide array of bars, restaurants, and shopping—not to mention two of the most famous cheesesteak purveyors in the city.
South Philly is also home to the sports complex, where the Philadelphia Eagles, Phillies, Flyers, and Sixers play their home games. When most out-of-towners picture Philadelphia, South Philly is what they have in mind.