Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

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#1 of 10 in Neighborhoods in Philadelphia
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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  • People singing and sitting, walking dogs. Nice oasis for people-watching. Good restaurants in area. High rent district. I wouldn't have known what I was seeing except that I met a guide for a walking ...  more »
  • When William Penn was laying out the city of Philadelphia he decided there should be 5 public squares: City Hall, Franklin Square, Washington Square, Logan Circle, and Rittenhouse Square. Rittenhouse ...  more »
  • It's part of downtown Philly worth a quick visit. There are some statuary works and when it's hot you can see groups of young people also of curious appearance.
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