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Rittenhouse Square

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Address: 18th and Walnut Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19103
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People-watching is the favorite pastime at this busting park, with loads of...

People-watching is the favorite pastime at this busting park, with loads of benches to accommodate weary pedestrians.

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We passed through the park a few times this weekend en route to other spots. Kinda wish we had a few minutes to sit and hang around a bit. Lots of folks were enjoying the spring... read more

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29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We passed through the park a few times this weekend en route to other spots. Kinda wish we had a few minutes to sit and hang around a bit. Lots of folks were enjoying the spring weather on the lawns,fountains and benches along the brick lined walkways.

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Thank Vinny W
Clinton, New Jersey
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62 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This Square (park) is set in a landscape of flowers and quaint, historic buildings. It is safe and many families with kids visit here.

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1 Thank goodfoodrocks77
Washington Township, New Jersey
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37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice Park next to several restaurants Barnes and noble across the street . pleasant gardens . Would definitely place this on the list as a place to see along with the Rittenhouse museum near Germantown in wissahicon creek

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Thank demetriusTesla
CT
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131 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Certainly a nice place to stroll around and through. Lots of shops, cafes and people to watch. Do include it on your walk.

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Thank ELLlady
Springfield, Missouri
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63 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rittenhouse Square and the blocks around it are really beautiful...and I was there on a rainy and cool weekday in April. Would be better in warmer and drier weather in May! There are nice hotels, restaurants and shops surrounding the park. You are close to everything if you stay near here. I can imagine the place buzzes with activity on... More 

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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is where I went to school as a child. Notre Dame Academy was located here and closed down many years ago. Lovely park between Chestnut and Walnut Streets.

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Thank Joan T
Houston, Texas
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Romaric park in city center. Flower sellers along one side. Wedding photos were being taken and people were walking their dogs. A lot of activity.

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Thank Diane M
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3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place. Lots of people, lots of good food, lots of activities. There are many things to do. Old architecture. Park is nice.

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Thank Thang H
Philadelphia, Pa
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240 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would not consider this a stand alone destination. The square is very small, there are benches and it is dog friendly. No swings and no bathrooms. The square is only a city block long and roughly the same u width. Is is dog friendly. During the weekday it is filled with people taking a break from neighboring office buildings... More 

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Zionsville, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to walk around and people watch. Ton of restaurants. Lot of green space (for a city). Dog friendly.

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