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Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.6/5 based on 460+ reviews on the web
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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  • Love this area of the city. The square is so typical of green space found in Paris. Lovely trees, flowers, sculpture and park benches for taking it all in. Frequently you can hear music floating throu...  read more »
  • Rittenhouse Square - the most beloved calm park in between the hi-rise community. Visitors and locals enjoy free time their, when they have it, given the weather is cooperating. And Philly is a sunny ...  read more »
  • The fiancé and set out to do some exploring of this beautiful city and we came upon Rittenhouse Square. There happened to be a bunch of tents on the perimeter of the park because there was a fresh mar...  read more »
  • Rittenhouse Square is a great place to hang out and have some leisure time. Its pet friendly and child friendly. There's an abundance of benches; even when its crowded there seem to always be benches you can sit at. It has a good feel to it. I would recommend. Also a great place to play Pokémon Go.
  • Love this park. It's perfect for a sunny day to chill in the city. Only thing is they don't allow Frisbee throwing.
  • Beautiful park with all sorts lounging around. A great place to just sit and relax after a long day of touring. Particularly great for children to run around. Often there are musicians that just find each other and just "jam" together. A fun surprise every time!
  • Jem of the city... Wonderful place to stroll under wonderful old trees, and people watch. Close to lots of restaurants and coffee shops. Farmers markets in weekends.
  • The perfect getaway in the middle of the city. Bring a blanket and have a picnic. Listen to the various music entertainers. Or just sit on a bench and people watch. When we made our move, we stayed in the neighborhood just so we could be close.
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