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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  • A park in the middle of the fashionable cafes and upscale residential areas. Without attraction, in a very quiet feeling of place of recreation and relaxation for citizens.
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  • Back in the day Rittenhouse Square was the prime destination of Philadelphia. It is still a vibrant district and the park still flourishes. In good weather folks jam the place to enjoy the beauty and ...  more »

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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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