Extended Stay Philadelphia, Rittenhouse Square Neighborhood – AKA

In order to arrange the best tickets, restaurant reservations, services and more in advance of your stay, we recommend letting us plan for your arrival as early as possible.


1   Citizens Bank Park (5 miles)  Home to the Philadelphia Phillies, this ballpark has been named one of the best in baseball. Whether you are in town for business or pleasure, if it’s baseball season, a trip to the park is well worth it. The ballpark offers kid-friendly activities, excellent ball game food, and plenty of excitement.

2   Rittenhouse Square Park   Across the street from AKA Rittenhouse Square is a leafy green oasis of trees and welcoming benches for everyone from tourists to local employees taking an outdoor lunch break. This historic park was one of the original five squares William Penn designed for the city of Philadelphia and still remains in its original design with interesting statues throughout and a relaxing ambiance in the midst of Philadelphia’s most bustling shopping and dining neighborhood.

3   South Street Neighborhood (2 miles)  Perhaps one of Philadelphia’s most eclectic neighborhoods, South Street offers a cross center of live music, diverse food and cultures. Enjoy a meal at one of the many cafes or savor a real Philly Cheesesteak while taking in the scenery and people watching in this bustling neighborhood.

4   The Comcast Center (3 blocks)  This 975 foot tower is more than just an office building; it is the tallest building in the Philadelphia skyline and, perhaps more impressively, the tallest ‘green building’ in the country. There are several reasons to visit, including 360 degree views of the city and a 2,000 square foot LCD screen simply referred to as “The Comcast Experience” generating images as 500% higher resolution than that of a high definition television. Stop in for a bite at the impressive list of eatery choices while you are there.

5   The Curtis Institute of Music (2 blocks)  Walk two blocks north of AKA Rittenhouse Square and catch a performance by the students of the famed Curtis Institute, one of world’s leading music training centers, where students are accepted based ‘solely on artistic promise.’ Performance schedules are available at www.curtis.edu.

6   The Franklin Institute (1 miles)  Open daily; admission varies. Located about one mile from AKA Rittenhouse Square is one of the oldest and premier science museums in the world, and features fascinating and interactive exhibits that will intrigue visitors of all ages. Be sure to take a walk through the 2-story, 220 foot tall Giant Heart while you are there.

7   The Liberty Bell Center (1.5 miles)  A must-see in the historic district of Philly, the Liberty Bell is a long standing symbol of freedom and an important piece of American history. The Liberty Bell Center is open daily to the public free of admission.

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