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. Put Rittenhouse Square and other Philadelphia attractions into our Philadelphia trip maker , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Not much activity but Worth a quick walk thru when peopled on a weekend. Occasionally there's a farmers market on the sidewalks.  more »
  • Nice place for peace & quiet, whether sitting on a bench or strolling around. Coffee & food establishments nearby.  more »
  • A small gem in the hearth of Center City. Nice to relax in the summer and quiet magical in winter. The locals sit on benches and on the grass, walk their dogs or just take a lunch break from the offic...  more »

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