10 Avenue of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102 USA
Phone:  +1 (215) 523-8000   •  Map & Directions


Surround yourself in the rich history near Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square.

Explore a city steeped in rich, colonial history, proud of its past and enthusiastic about the present. Whether your visit includes a patriotic tour of Independence Hall or taking in a spirited sporting event featuring one of the city’s beloved professional teams, The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia is one of the most ideally located Rittenhouse Square hotels to discover all that this revolutionary city has to offer.

Our historic Philadelphia hotel’s convenient location near City Hall puts you in the heart of Center City. One of the five originally open-space parks planned for Philadelphia by William Penn, this park dates back to the late 17th century. Stroll through the quiet, tree-filled park and indulge in the delectable dishes served at our Philadelphia hotel’s restaurant and lounge. Let our historic hotel’s concierge team assist you in planning an exciting itinerary around Philadelphia and Rittenhouse Square.


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Adventure Aquarium
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4.20 miles / 15 minute drive
(856) 365-3300 / website
Features 200,000 square feet of sea life and wild life. Admission: $21.95 Adults; $17.95 Children 2-12; Children under 2 are free.
City Hall and Tower
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0 miles / 1 minute walk
(215) 686-2840
City Hall is the world's tallest masonry structure and the courntry's largest municipal building. Tour Admission: $10 Adults; $8 Seniors and Children 3-18 years old. Closed on weekends and city holidays.
The Philadelphia Zoo
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2.93 miles / 15 minute drive
(215) 243-1100 / website
America's first zoo, 42 acre area housing over 1,300 animals. Admission: $18 Adults; $15 Children 2-11; Free for children under 2.
Reading Terminal Market
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1 mile
5 minute drive / 10 minute walk
(215) 922-2317 / website
One of America's largest and oldest farmers markets, housed since 1893 in a historical landmark. Offers selection of international foods, baked goods, jewelry and crafts.


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Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
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8 minute walk
(215) 893-1999 / website
Elegant entertainment complex featuring world class performances.
Merriam Theater
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10 minute walk
(215) 893-1999 / website
Theater featuring music, theater and dance performances.
Wells Fargo Center
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15 minute drive
(800) 298-4200 / website
Sports Complex


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Betsy Ross House
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1.2 miles
10 minutes drive / 25 minute walk
(215) 925-2800 / website 
Visit the historic home of America's most famous flag maker. The Colonial style house features peirod furnishings and Betsy Ross' own personal belongings. Admission' $3 Adults / Seniors; $2 Children / Students
Independence Hall
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1.3 miles
7 minute drive / 17 minute walk
(800) 537-7676 / website 
Built as the Pennsylvania State House, Independence Hall became famous as the birthplace of he United States after the Declaration of Independence as adopted and the U.S. Constittution was drafted here. Admission: Free timed tickets are available at the Independence Hall Center.
Liberty Bell Center
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1.3 miles
7 minute drive / 17 minute walk
The 2,080 - pound bell with its famous crack rang on July 8, 1776 to announce the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence. Visit the world's most famous bell in it's new center across from Independence Hall. Admission: Free
Independence Visitor Center
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1.3 miles
8 minute drive / 17 minute walk
(800) 537-7676 / website
The state-of-the-art facility serves as a primary point of orientation for those wishing to tour Independence National Historical Park, the City of Philadelphia and its countryside.


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National Museum of American Jewish History
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16 minute walk
(215) 923-3811 / Website
Philadelphia Museum of Art
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1.7 miles
8 minute drive / 20 minute walk
(215) 763-8100 / website
At this world famous museum, see major works of fine and decorative art from all over the globe. The museum's front steps were made famous in the film Rocky. Admission: $16 Adults; $14 Seniors 65 and over; $12 students with ID / ages 13-18; Free for members; first Sunday of every month: pay what you wish.
The Barnes Foundation
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2 miles 
9 minute drive / 20 minute walk
(610) 667-0290 / website
The Barnes Foundations houses one of the finest collections of nineteenth and twentieth-century french paintings in the world.
Please Touch Museum
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5.06 miles / 15 minute drive 
(215) 581-3181 / website
The Please Touch Museum is dedicated to enriching the lives of children by providing learning opportunities through play. Admission: $15 for Adults & Children; Children under one are free.


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The Shops at Liberty Place
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5 minute walk
(215) 851-9055
Indoor shoppoing complex featuring 60 specialty boutiques and international eateries.
King of Prussia Mall
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19 miles / 26 minute drive
(610) 265-5727 / website
The East Coast's largest retail shopping complex includes seven world class department stores and 400 specialty shops and restaurants.
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5 minute walk
(215) 241-9000 / website

Suggested 1 Day Travel Itinerary

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A Perfect Day in Philadelphia
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As recommended by:
James Portner
Chief Concierge
The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia
Start the day off at the Reading Terminal Market, a farmers market with
about 50 different vendors, and enjoy breakfast at the Amish-run Dutch Eating
Place, a wonderful old-school-style cafeteria.

Afterwards, head to Independence Hall and the Liberty Hall area for an
immersion in U.S. history. Tickets are required to tour Independence Hall,
although they are free of cost. If you have time, stop by Betsy Ross House and Franklin Court, where Benjamin Franklin’s home once stood.

While in the area, walk down 2nd and 3rd streets to explore great art
galleries, boutiques and mid-century furniture stores — all local shops filled
with unique items. If you need a bite to eat by then, head across town to
Rittenhouse Square for lunch at one of several French bistros.

In the afternoon, you must visit the Philadelphia Museum of Art. You’ll
find more than 2,000 masterpieces encompassing different genres, plus
galleries on everything from Dutch ceramics to costume and textiles.

Finish off your busy day with dinner at The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia’s 10
Arts Bistro
, featuring a menu filled with fresh seafood options.