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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. Make Rittenhouse Square a centerpiece of your Philadelphia vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Philadelphia trip itinerary maker.
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  • Green lungs always needed among the tons of concrete that comprise buildings and city structures. Not particularly beautiful, but necessary!
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  • What a wonderful place in the middle of city to just relax, take off your shoes, and bask in the solitude of this special place. Try it out and you will come back again and again. G Parker Coplay, PA 
  • We stayed in Rittenhouse Square to enjoy the day after lunching in the area. This is a grand part of the city, with large trees, park benches, statuary and flower gardens. If you are in the area, spen...  more »