Walnut Street
Walnut Street
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This busy street in downtown is lined with upscale boutiques and chic restaurants.
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Scottymay
Glasgow, UK49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Friends
I visited the lovely Walnut Street Theatre - one of oldest in PA- to see the Irving Berlin musical'Holiday Inn' Two days later I realised we could access Rittenhouse Square ( a small but charming public park by walking further along Walnut Street.
There were also many high end shops to look at as well as exclusive apartments. I could certainly recommend Walnut Street
Written October 6, 2018
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TommyBoy94
Philadelphia, PA663 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
I've mentioned before that Walnut Street covers a lot of ground and that the wealthier parts have seen the departure of some iconic restaurants due to high rents.

But it seems to me from a visit yesterday that the area of Walnut Street in the Washington Square West neighborhood has experienced a revival. There are so many great shops including Rikumo, a treasure of high end Japanese products that reminds me of the late, departed Tukashimayo in New York City. Bowls, cutlery, cooking utensils, soaps, towels and more...all exquisite and splendidly understated. The space itself is beautiful with use of pale rocks and small waterfalls. We bought a black, cast iron rice pot that will serve as a great item for cooking as well as a permanent decorative item in our kitchen.

And there are some wonderful bars and restaurants including "Vintage"...a little French gem which I reviewed elsewhere. This neighborhood is worth many visits.
Written April 1, 2018
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WorldTravelers34
Chicago, IL2,276 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Couples
My wife and I walked up and down Walnut Street enjoying all of the historical sites while walking through the historical section of Philadelphia. With over 200 shops and a spot on Women's Wear Daily Magazine's list of the most expensive shopping districts in America, Walnut Street is a mandatory stop for high rolling spenders. After eating at a gourmet restaurant and purchasing designer clothes, relax at the Rittenhouse Square or Washington Square.
Written August 22, 2014
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,113 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
I always love to stroll this grand downtown street and admire the shops, look at the menus at the restaurants and enjoy the big city vibe. Very urban, and it can be elegant.
Written July 6, 2019
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Travellingmeansliving
Almaty, Kazakhstan57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
Reallyy enjoyed wandering around this street (+chestnut str) , felt a bit of European vibe with its open air restaurants and bars. Philly is truly underrated city I think!
Written April 7, 2019
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Mark G
Catonsville, MD3,250 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
Starting at South Front Street at the Delaware River going west, Walnut Street is almost the dividing line between "Old City" and the "Society Hill sections of historic Philadelphia. As you walk west, Walnut Street is bordered by Independence National Historic Park, Washington Square and historic site after historic site. There are many homes built in the 1700's,along with churches, statues, and colonial gardens that make for an attractive avenue to explore, particularly in the 1st 7 blocks or so.
Written March 12, 2018
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Shannon K
Utica, NY1,273 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Couples
We were here walking up and down walnut street on a Saturday night during prime Christmas shopping season however almost all of the stores closed at 8pm?!?! I was shocked 8pm on Saturday night? During Christmas? These stores were definitely missing out on business in my opinion!
Written December 15, 2015
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MJForristall
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Couples
This is a nice place to sit and relax. Although surrounded by tall buildings, it's a little hidden gem. There are benches to sit on and the water fountain provides tranquility
Written August 21, 2015
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TX-Muc
Round Rock, TX55 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Couples
In the street there are many nice shops, universities, hospital and an excellent Cafe - Restaurant Le Pain Quotidien and the Washington Square Park.
Written June 4, 2015
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HelenaGuerra
Washington DC, DC13,890 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2014 • Solo
My hotel, Latham, was located in this area (17th and Walnut Street). It's the shopping district and it's always busy. It's also close to the Rittenhouse Square.
If you want to do some shopping this is the right place. Not very interesting for sightseeing.
When it snows it's almost impossible to walk. They don't clean the snow.
Written January 7, 2014
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