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Rittenhouse Square

18th and Walnut Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19103
+1 215-636-1666
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People-watching is the favorite pastime at this busting park, with loads of benches to accommodate weary pedestrians.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lovely park” (26 reviews)
“farmers market” (20 reviews)
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18th and Walnut Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19103
City Centre West
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+1 215-636-1666
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"lovely park"
in 26 reviews
"beautiful square"
in 15 reviews
"farmers market"
in 20 reviews
"green space"
in 16 reviews
"street performers"
in 8 reviews
"homeless people"
in 17 reviews
"center city"
in 29 reviews
"william penn"
in 14 reviews
"across the street"
in 10 reviews
"benches"
in 98 reviews
"trees"
in 35 reviews
"jugglers"
in 9 reviews
"stroll"
in 36 reviews
"philly"
in 75 reviews
"fountain"
in 35 reviews
"perimeter"
in 11 reviews
"picnic"
in 18 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

After seeing the 15th historical building in Philly, it was great to retreat to this “park”. While my friends wanted to go to The Loft and D Martens stores, I trotted over a couple blocks to walk around this park that was more like a...More

Thank kelliec812
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This whole section is a nice part of Philadelphia. Good shops and restaurants surround the area. The square is pretty and in spring everything is fresh and new. We went in the evening, but I think I would really like it in the morning. Families,...More

Thank Ellenlyn
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good for people watching, quiet retreat from the city hustle & bustle and for an occasional art fair.

Thank LovePlanAndTravel
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great park with the best restaurants in town around the edges. Art show while we were in town was great

Thank Jenni H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After leaving U of Penn graduation, we walked down Walnut on our way back to Hilton city center. What a great diversion to find an art fair with jewelry, art, furniture all of exceptional quality. We collected many cards from the artists to continue some...More

Thank Catherine L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an excellent park. Alot going on typical warm Saturdays. Street performers, farmer's market, artisans selling their wares. Lots to see.

Thank RickD49
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don’t miss a stroll through Rittenhouse Square. There is wonderful restaurants and shopping around the square. Don’t miss PARC. Excellent people watching.

Thank MacAtlantaGa_
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

nice park in center city. in the warmer months it seems there is almost always something going on. excellent place for people watching, walking, grabbing a drink/snack and parking for yourself for a little bit.

Thank TravelGavin
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I did this beautiful city in one and a half days. Started out at Liberty Bell and walked to Reading market. Loved the history and pride of being American. Thank founding fathers and mothers.

Thank Valerie F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rittenhouse is one of the five parks strategically placed around Philadelphia that were designed by William Penn. All should be visited for history's sake and each has something to offer, but Rittenhouse, in our opinion, was the prettiest. It's a beautiful place to rest and...More

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Nestor D
3 August 2016|
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Response from Fox11354 | Reviewed this property |
I have stayed at the Sofitel several times and have been satisfied. This does not overlook the square, but is a short walk.
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Dennis D
14 December 2015|
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Response from cathyhugotrip | Reviewed this property |
Vernicks for a really top meal - otherwise you can google 38 best restaurants in philadelphia (this doesnt allow me to paste i link) I found advice in there reliable for really good restaurants
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