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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  • October 3, 2017
    Enjoy a quiet stroll through the square. Plenty of places to sit and people watch. Around the square are quite a number of restaurants and bars, some with outdoor seating.  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    Great place for a bit of green and sometimes quiet. Often there are activities, like movie nights and festivals.  more »
  • October 1, 2017
    The park has many people relaxing in the shade. There are many interesting sculptures that could benefit from more explanatory signage.  more »

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Most of Philadelphia's hotels cluster around the compact city center, ensuring quick and easy access to major tourist sights and activities. The only drawback to staying in this area is the lack of free parking, so if you're exploring by car, considering booking into a bed and breakfast in one of the city's residential blocks. Visitors planning on longer stays can also consider several apartment hotels, offering spacious furnished units with complimentary Wi-Fi, free bike rentals, and access to rooftop terraces.
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