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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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  • At Rittenhouse Square there is an attractive park, with a number sculptures and things of interest, however, the main reason for visiting this area is the large number of excellent restaurants, so tak...  more »
  • We only walked past this square quickly but it was very busy and green. It was nice to see a good green area in this part of town.  more »
  • with lots of greenery and wonderful restaurants and cafes near by, it is the elegant heart of the city. absolutely a must to see.  more »