Rittenhouse Square
Rittenhouse Square
4.5
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People-watching is the favorite pastime at this busting park, with loads of benches to accommodate weary pedestrians.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • 19th St • 5 min walk
  • 15th St • 7 min walk
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Manrique G
21 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
It's supposed to be a very posh part of Philadelphia, but pales if compared to any nice spot in NYC. I guess that in land of the blind, the one-eyed is king; so is Rittenhouse Square for lack of a better place in Philadelphia. But the Philadelphia Parking Vultures think this is the belly-bottom of the world, and will punish you dearly for parking in this sacred square.

I paid the maximum time possible one day I went for dinner, and had to wait one hour to be seated. When I finally went back to pay more under December's cold rain at 8:35 pm on a Sunday, I noticed I had a parking ticket written at 8:33 pm. My parking ticket had expired at 8:31 pm, so this means the Parking Vulture was actually stalking my car with watch in hand, and it took just two minutes to write the ticket.

Please do yourself a favor and stay out of Rittenhouse Square, it's not worth the trouble. Stick to the normal tourist traps that at least are honest about it. But if you must see it, just drive around it and leave; you will see it's no big deal.
Written January 17, 2020
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seanworc
New York City, NY712 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Ritttenhouse Square is a lovely park in the center of the city in the neighborhood called Rittenhouse Square. Perfect for a midday or early evening stroll. There is luxury housing that surrounds the square. A great place for some rest and quiet time.
Written July 26, 2022
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w x y
Lancaster, PA64 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Rittenhouse is basically a large dog park and often overrun with people. It is cleaned up a few times a year and the grass turns green and the flowers bloom. But it is basically an unhealthy environment. Every summer after sitting in the park, for even a few minutes, shortly thereafter I find bulls-eye welts from no-see-um bites on my ankles and legs. There are usually a half dozen or more unwashed street people, leaving a stink in the air and stains on the wooden benches. Earlier this week as I was trying to enjoy lunch in the park I noticed a "street person" slumped on an opposite bench stir himself, lifting a shirt sleeve he revealed a syringe stuck in a bloody arm.
Written July 4, 2022
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HoustonTexan90
The Woodlands, TX47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Great park, very quiet and relaxing. There was always security there, so felt very safe. Plenty of places nearby to get food to go and eat in the park. Excellent place to relax and people watch. The Farmer's Market on Saturday morning is a must.
Written July 11, 2021
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BruSue1
Philadelphia, PA940 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We are so fortunate to have this urban oasis. Such a gem in the middle of Center City Philadelphia. I recommend walking through any time of year. Twice a year it hosts a wonderful fine arts festival. Every Saturday year round the Farmers Market is there and also Wednesdays except during the winter months. There is a library branch adjacent to the square and many restaurants also border the square. During the holidays the park has beautiful lighting and during spring, summer and fall the plantings are just gorgeous!
Written January 5, 2020
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ramblinggirl67
Atlanta, GA1,092 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Friends
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 brunch at the nearby Parc restaurant which was delicious.
Written September 27, 2021
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fiamma11
Tysons Corner, VA5,699 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
I have been to Rittenhouse Square many times, most recently just last month. It truly is a lovely spot, a beautiful and peaceful park and it is right in the City Center. Shops and restaurants very nearby. A lovely area of Philly.
Written October 8, 2022
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kelseybundra
156 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Friends
I love this park because it’s in the middle of all these sky scrapers. The greenery is so nice and they always put a Christmas tree in the middle for the holidays. Sometimes they have farmers markets and different activities. The area surrounding the park is nice but higher end.
Written July 22, 2020
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Sivan M
Dallas, TX480 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
The park is small square and a good place for dogs to interact and get in their walk. On the weekends, small vendors line up all around the park, selling local produce and goods. This is a great morning activity to start your day.
Written February 24, 2024
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James M
Santorini, Greece12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
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 plenty of happy dogs out for a walk.
Written November 19, 2021
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