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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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  • This is without a doubt the most important and most central Square in Philadelphia. Many delicious restaurants around, and is just nice to sit down with ice cream, with all trees around seen the peopl...  more »
  • Great fun during the summer! You will see acrobats (just ordinary people) dogs of all shapes and sizes, watch calendars for special performances (sponsored by the city) or you can sit and read! Also c...  more »
  • Great location for restaurants, shops, and higher end living quarters. A must see if you're visiting  more »