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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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  • Even on not so nice weather days, it is worth a half hour or hour of your time to stroll through here -- the only decent park in this vast part of the city -- and just watch the world go by. Usually t...  more »
  • This a delightful area of downtown Philadelphia to visit. We had a sumptuous brunch and then enjoyed the various activities including the shops of the farmers market and the upscale stores on the main...  more »
  • When William Penn laid out the design for the original Philadelphia he envisioned four "green squares" to provide a respite from the houses and business. These came to include what are now referred to...  more »