Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

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One of the five original open-space parks designed by William Penn in the 17th century, Rittenhouse Square provides an oasis in the heart of the city. Mature trees shade wide paved paths leading to sprawling green lawns, fountains, and sculptures. Take a leisurely stroll, or sit at one of the park benches for a picnic retreat. Surrounding the square is a collection of upscale shopping avenues, trendy residential areas, and plenty of restaurants. Settle in with a refreshing drink and enjoy a perfect vantage point for people-watching. Put Rittenhouse Square and other Philadelphia attractions into our Philadelphia trip maker , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Great area to stay in surrounding Rittenhouse park. You can choose to sit and watch the city life from one of the nearby cafe's or restaurants as well as relax in the park  more »
  • It was serendipity to happen on the Farmers' Market - a large selection of produce, honeys, plants and soaps. The Square is ringed with great restaurants, many with outdoor seating, shops, and great o...  more »
  • It is the center of the neighborhood of Rittenhouse, surrounded by shops and restaurants. The square itself does not have much, but periodically there are handicraft markets, artists and local food.
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Most of Philadelphia's hotels cluster around the compact city center, ensuring quick and easy access to major tourist sights and activities. The only drawback to staying in this area is the lack of free parking, so if you're exploring by car, considering booking into a bed and breakfast in one of the city's residential blocks. Visitors planning on longer stays can also consider several apartment hotels, offering spacious furnished units with complimentary Wi-Fi, free bike rentals, and access to rooftop terraces.
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