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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. Put Rittenhouse Square and other Philadelphia attractions into our Philadelphia trip maker, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Philadelphia's go-to spot for people watching. It's a gorgeous park surrounded by fine dining and luxury apartments. On the weekends, there's usually a farmers market, someone playing a violin and...  more »
  • This is a great square to visit as a tourist. It’s beautiful, relaxed, and had a lot of people bustling around. We went on a Saturday and there was a market setup which was fun to browse. We had...  more »

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