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“I love walking through Rittenhouse Square”
Review of Rittenhouse Square

Rittenhouse Square
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Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour
Ranked #24 of 443 things to do in Philadelphia
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Owner description: People-watching is the favorite pastime at this busting park, with loads of benches to accommodate weary pedestrians.
Philadelphia, PA
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144 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“I love walking through Rittenhouse Square”
Reviewed December 16, 2012

Go there, walk slowly and try to remember that this open space, in the middle of one of America's largest cities, was laid out by William Penn. After walking through this urban oasis, walk around the parimeter -- stop for lunch at Parc or any of the other many restaurants. Browse the Barnes and Noble Bookstore. Look in the windows of the many boutique stores that are adjacent to the square. One could spend an entire afternoon there or on the adjacent streets.

Visited December 2012
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Westampton, New Jersey
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44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Christmas decorations are few and far between...BAH HUMBUG PHILLY”
Reviewed December 16, 2012

Rittenhouse park use to have beautiful lights, and the city streets had beautiful decorations to help celebrate the Christmas holidays. This Christmas we were very disappointed. The park is not as wonderous as it was in the past. Somebody in city hall is a big scruge...shame on the city of Philly

Visited December 2012
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Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“lovely park”
Reviewed December 1, 2012

The nicest place to hang out, eat lunch or view art is Rittenhouse Park. It is surrounded by high rise buildings, offices and hotels and restaurants and apartments. It is the nicest of areas. Christmas has a tree, Spring has an art festival with clothesline exhibits by local artists. Take a stroll and enjoy this lovely park!

Visited December 2012
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Haddonfield
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68 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“A great place for a date.”
Reviewed November 28, 2012

I love to visit Rittenhouse, if it is for a walk, to stay in one of the hotel's overnight, or to grab a nice dinner.

Visited June 2012
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San Francisco, California
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“People watching at lunch time”
Reviewed November 20, 2012

Why eat in when you can enjoy the best Philadelphia has to offer in Rittenhouse Square? Especially well suited for take out from Mama's Vegetarian. Watch out for birds and squirrels who have designs on your victuals.

Visited October 2012
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