8 Reasons to Love Rittenhouse Square

January 6, 2022


Rittenhouse Square Park

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Rittenhouse Square Park is a beautiful, family-friendly park that is perfect for a picnic with friends, a daytime stroll or reading a book on one of the park benches. No matter the season, its picturesque grounds are worth a visit and make it one of our favorite places to spend time year round. This park is also a great spot to check out some of the city’s best outdoor sculptures, including Antoine-Louis Barye’s Lion Crushing a Serpent. 

Dilworth Park

About a half mile walk from Rittenhouse Square Park is another one of our favorite spots to enjoy the outdoors year round: Dilworth Park! This 120,557-square-foot park features a beautiful fountain, lawn, a cafe and so much more! During the winter months, the park is a destination for visitors because of the Rothman Institute Ice Rink, the Wintergarden exhibit and its holiday market. During the warmer months, the park is host to a variety of events including outdoor fitness classes, movie screenings and live music performances. 


Rittenhouse Row

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If you’re an avid shopper, Rittenhouse Row will for sure become your favorite area to go. Named one of North America’s top retail corridors, Rittenhouse Row is home to huge brand name stores such as Anthropologie, Free People, Urban Outfitters, Uniqlo, lululemon and more, as well as a wide selection of local boutiques and shops, making it a great way to spend a weekend afternoon. 

Italian Specialty Foods:

The Cheese Cave At Di Bruno Bros. 

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Calling all cheese lovers! The Cheese Cave at Di Bruno Bros. is not to be missed! The Rittenhouse Square location is both their flagship store and home to their largest cheese cave, which features a huge assortment of cheeses ranging from classic favorites like aged white cheddar to more eclectic rotating offerings. The Rittenhouse Square location is a full-fledged European-style marketplace and also has a huge selection of fresh and cured meats & seafood along with a wine bar and a coffee bar. 


The Arts:

Kimmel Center for Performing Arts

POPS playing at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia

One of the best parts about living in Rittenhouse Square is being right in the middle of an awesome art scene. Lovers of art and culture will find someone worth their while at the Kimmel Center for Performing Arts! This performing arts venue is the home of the Philadelphia Orchestra and offers many distinctive performances by world-renowned artists, Broadway shows, and more throughout the year. 

The Food:

Rittenhouse Square Restaurants

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Calling all Philly foodies! There are an endless amount of dining options available at your fingertips around the Rittenhouse Square area, it’s honestly hard to choose which ones to go try out! Our personal favorites (as of right now) include Oyster House, Lacroix, Parc, The Dandelion, and Vernick Food & Drink. The great thing about living in the Rittenhouse Square area is that there’s always a new spot to try or an old favorite to visit again!.

The Drinks:

Rittenhouse Square Bars

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Nothing makes a neighborhood shine more than a great watering hole. Rittenhouse Square is home to a bunch of great pubs and cocktail bars. Not only does a.bar have delicious food, but its wine and spirits program is also unmatched — go there for innovative cocktails and eclectic wine options. Other spots in the neighborhood to check out: The Library Bar, 1 Tippling Place, Jet Wine Bar, and Village Whiskey.  

The Coffee:

Rittenhouse Square Cafes

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There’s no shortage of coffee shops in Rittenhouse Square. With many in walking distance and some a short drive away, be sure to check out some of our favorites: Bluestone Lane, Ultimo Coffee, La Columbe, Elixr Coffee, The Good Karma Cafe.