While most cities have some type of a public square, it’s safe to say many aren’t as historic as Rittenhouse Square. One of the five original city squares created by William Penn, it’s named after the renowned inventor and astronomer David Rittenhouse. Some of the city’s most beautiful homes surround it, many dating back to the mid-1800s. We like to spend an entire afternoon here, ambling along the tree-lined sidewalks, catching one of the flower markets or art shows, and shopping–particularly on Walnut Street, which runs along the northern edge of the square.

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