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Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
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  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonMarch 11, 2015
    Rittenhouse Square is 1 of the 5 original parks planned by Pennsylvania during the late 17th century. The square includes several of the city's outdoor sculptures like Paul Manship’s Duck Girl of 1911
  • Daniel W.
    Daniel WolfAugust 7, 2014
    The best people watching in the city. This place always feels so welcoming and cozy, filled with all kinds of people. Bring a book, some food, or just yourself. You can always find a seat.
  • Allie I.
    Allie IlaganJanuary 30, 2012
    One of the five original open-space parks in the city. Grab a bench and people-watch in this bustling square, then head to one of the surrounding sidewalk cafes for lunch.
  • Andrew F.
    Andrew FurmanNovember 10, 2015
    Originally called Southwest Square, Rittenhouse Square was renamed in 1825 after David Rittenhouse, a clockmaker and friend of the US Revolution, as well as an astronomer.
  • NBC Philadelphia
    NBC PhiladelphiaJuly 27, 2011
    One of five original open-space parks planned by William Penn, this one is named after 18th-Century astronomer David Rittenhouse. It's now one of the most expensive areas to live in the city.
  • CollegeFashionista
    CollegeFashionistaJanuary 14, 2014
    Walnut Street near Rittenhouse Square is a Philly Fashionista's stomping ground. Take a stroll through the park and hit your favorite boutiques and restaurants along the way.
  • Nohra M.
    Perfect for people watching and summer wedding photos. The local church plays bells on the hour. Stop by the cafes nearby and sit on the patio.
  • Natalie J.
    Natalie JezowskiMarch 8, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Be alert of the big rittenhouse bush rats!! They'll catch ya by surprise during warmer seasons. Btw bring a blanket, the ground is always moist for some odd reason, unless you enjoy muddy grass stains
  • Merrie D.
    Merrie D.October 8, 2011
    Absolutely stunning area with little gardens, fountains, and often several street musicians as well. great place to walk around, bring kids, or take a lunch break!
  • Glen G.
    Glen GilmoreDecember 20, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Easy parking in deck next to B&N. Enjoy the nice weekend farmer's market. Get a burger and fries at Rouge. Mojito at Alma de Cuba on Walnut. Romantic dinner at nearby Tria.
  • JackMangini Y.
    JackMangini YourFriendlyCopperAugust 9, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    If u love ur kid or dog fer heavens sake don't let em go in the fountain which is not filtered or chlorinated n is the midnite homeless bathtub n drinking hole
  • Michele B.
    Michele BlazerJuly 16, 2011
    Still awesome after all these years. Love the Farmer's market. Free wi-fi would be awesome. Affordable paid wi-fi would be a cost effective earned income stream for you (hint, hint).
  • Visit Philly
    Visit PhillyApril 16, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Look for the Visit Philly crew near the goat at 4 pm on 4sqday (4/16 – get it?). They’ll have giveaways for the first 16 people to show them their check-in.
  • Brett G.
    Brett GarwoodJanuary 10, 2013
    Sometimes, late at night, you can see David Rittenhouse arguing with William Penn about placement of benches throughout the park. Nah, just joshin' ya.
  • Cal
    CalAugust 16, 2010
    Brought the GF out for a Saturday, it was gorgeous weather, we ate food we made and brought a bottle of wine, it was great, it was free and we could even hear some fantastic music being played
  • Julian K.
    Julian KrinskyJune 18, 2012
    Make sure you check out the famous Billy Goat statue, located at the southwest point of the square! If you take a picture, send it to us on Twitter: @jkcp.
  • Maddie G.
    Maddie GrovesFebruary 18, 2012
    Bring a blanket and a book, sit in the grass, and people-watch. One of my favorite places in the city!
  • Todd H.
    Todd HarrisNovember 15, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    "Slice" just around the corner offers great pizza and delivers - perfect for late nights on work trips when staying at the AKA.
  • Nikki B.
    Nikki BlakeMay 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Look for the man with the two Bernese Mountain Dogs. They are so beautiful and if you ask he'll let you pet them!
  • Ryan F.
    Ryan FlanneryAugust 26, 2014
    Best park in Philly...bring a blanket and enjoy the people watching
  • Barrett L.
    Barrett LaneSeptember 17, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    The highlight of my commute to and from work. Seamless transition between the business district and the quiet streets of home.
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithAugust 19, 2013
    Head over to Federal Donuts and grab a few sweet snacks while you picnic in the park.
  • Abigail A.
    Abigail ArgersingerDecember 9, 2015
    Very sweet park full of dog walkers and friends having a chat. Saturday farmers market.
  • PhillyGayCalendar
    PhillyGayCalendarSeptember 3, 2015
    Always a gaggle of gays hanging in the park on the weekends. Usually on the north side
  • Casey
    CaseyJuly 8, 2014
    Philly's most popular downtown park. A long walk from the venue, but head there after the conference or on the weekend.
  • D. Gregory C.
    D. Gregory CarterNovember 7, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    DO NOT FEED THE PIDGEONS. Watching them fly in formation to the peanuts that you probably got from the five guys near Liberty Place is one of the most frightening things I've ever seen.
  • Stephanie S.
    Stephanie SmithJanuary 10, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Nice park to go to and read a book. In the summer they also have farmers markets!
  • David
    DavidOctober 27, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Old timey swing band on Sundays around lunchtime, with a bunch of swing dancers and Lindy hoppers.
  • Andrew R.
    Andrew RailApril 22, 2013
    Make sure to enjoy the outdoor market on Saturdays when they have them. Awesome.
  • JackMangini Y.
    JackMangini YourFriendlyCopperAugust 9, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    If u like hangin with degenerates who smoke pot n drink than this is the place fer u if not visit washington sq instead, more mello n quiet minus homeless n juvenile delinquents
  • Jimmy K.
    Jimmy KastnerSeptember 5, 2014
    Great place for people watching on a nice day. Lots of interesting characters here.
  • James G.
    James GittoApril 8, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Sadly it's one if the nicest parks in the city. Great for people watching
  • Cath D.
    Cath DMay 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    farmers market stands on Saturdays! Cheese, local honey, flowers, and herbs for your herb garden!
  • Steph P.
    Steph ParkerOctober 6, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Get a book from the Barnes & Noble (and something from Starbucks) and enjoy a beautiful day on a bench in the square.
  • U Y Ê N N A O M I B.
    U Y Ê N N A O M I B U INovember 21, 2015
    It's an amazing place to read a book or just relax and people watch.
  • Kitty G.
    Kitty GarrettSeptember 2, 2011
    Best place to relax and watch all the various types of dogs with their owners. Jolly good times
  • Jimmy L.
    Jimmy LeahyAugust 16, 2011
    Love Park is my favorite place in Philadelphia. Very cute date spot during the day.
  • Andrew F.
    Andrew FurmanNovember 10, 2015
    This park was planned by Will Penn as one of the 5 original parks in Philly.
  • Patrick W.
    Patrick WardAugust 3, 2015
    Good for a picnic on a nice day or to sit and read a book
  • Angelica D.
    Angelica DongalloOctober 31, 2014
    Great to chill, day or night. Any restaurant around the square is great for people watching.
  • PhillyGayCalendar
    PhillyGayCalendarJuly 27, 2014
    The north side of the park is popular for picnickers and there are always a few gays boys enjoying the weather
  • Visit Philly
    Visit PhillyJune 21, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Give a shine to the head, horns, and spine of Albert Laessle’s Billy, a two-foot-high bronze billy goat in a small plaza halfway down the southwest walk. Read more
  • Larisa G.
    Larisa GrollemondJune 26
    Been here 5+ times
    Always good for a little picnic, or people watching. Farmer's market on summer weekends!
  • Mary P.
    Mary PresleyJune 26, 2013
    Beautiful area of town. Lovely landscaping. Some days you may run into the rich and famous.
  • Filly C.
    Filly ChatterJanuary 17, 2011
    Bring a date, read a book or just relax. Hit 'More Info' to read more reviews and recommendations by university students. Read more
  • Zack
    ZackJuly 21, 2010
    best place in the city to see the wealthiest and the poorest divided only by wooden bench dividers.
  • Joel B.
    Joel BautistaMarch 2, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    During the early part of the city's history, the park was used as a makeshift cemetery for slaves & impoverished whites.
  • Jeremy C.
    Jeremy CDecember 28, 2014
    If visiting Philly around Xmas or New Years, stop by at nite to check out the holiday lights.
  • Cathy H.
    Cathy HenryAugust 28
    Been here 10+ times
    Fun place on Saturdays!!! A lot of local farmers come to sale their produce😋😋😋
  • Durrock K.
    Durrock KnoxJanuary 16, 2012
    Wonderful park and Nice scenery. One of the best things about Center City.
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