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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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  • Very pretty part of the city. The weather was great and this was a terrific park to relax for an hour and enjoy the park and people watch. Very nice park surrounded by cool buildings, shops and pubs.  more »
  • This is my favorite piazza in Philadelphia! Lovely ... Both on the square in nearby streets are locations for every budget and for all needs, from brunch (including the CafĂ© de Paris) to appetizers or dinner (colored). It's lovely to sit on the benches, between the squirrels, and drink some coffee, maybe taken in the library at the corner of Starbuks in summer you can lie down on the grass in the shadow of giant trees. Gorgeous
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  • Extremely quiet and beautiful place to walk or hike, worth a visit. All very clean and safe.
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