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Rittenhouse Square

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Rittenhouse Square

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Long-considered one of the toniest neighborhoods in the city, Rittenhouse Square isn’t just an enviable address. It’s a lifestyle. And since it’s home to a number of hotels, the neighborhood, which spans Market to South streets from the north to south and runs east to west from Broad Street to the Schuylkill River Banks, remains an out-of-towner favorite.

Along the Rittenhouse sidewalks — many of which boast seating for alfresco dining and drinking in the warm months — residents and visitors find high-end stores; locally owned boutiques; small galleries; theaters and entertainment; cafes; beer, wine and cocktail bars; and restaurants of all kinds. With all this, the neighborhood buzzes with activity all year long.

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Rittenhouse Square

The one-square-block park that gives the neighborhood its name is more popular with sunbathers, readers, families, artists and even dogs than city founder William Penn ever could have imagined. Festivals, farmers’ markets, fairs and general merriment make it the city’s best-known — and perhaps, most enjoyed — park.

Walnut Street

Shoppers can give their wallets a workout on Walnut Street (between Broad and 18th Streets) in the popular Rittenhouse Row shopping district. Featuring high-end boutiques and trend-setting stores, including the first location of Anthropologie, the district offers bountiful shopping and fantastic neighborhood dining.

Fitler Square

A small, half-acre park located near the Schuylkill River, Fitler Square has been a community gathering place for more than a century. Hosting seasonal events, including a holiday tree lighting, Fitler Square offers a relaxing urban retreat to visitors and residents alike.

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Getting Around

Rittenhouse Square is easily accessible for out-of-towners: Two train stations, Suburban Station and Amtrak’s 30th Street Station, are a short walk or cab ride away from any neighborhood point.

Accommodations

Luxurious suites, acclaimed inns and historic hotels are just a few of the many places to stay in the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood. Browse hotels in the neighborhood and book your stay below.

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Neighborhood Highlights

Rittenhouse Square Highlights

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Mütter Museum

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Meritage

Fusion fare complemented by a spectacular wine list

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Steve’s Prince of Steaks

Another member of Philly’s cheesesteak royalty.

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Tinto

Small plates from the Basque country arrive near Rittenhouse Square

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Rittenhouse 1715, A Boutique Hotel

An elegant retreat in the heart of the city

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