In Philadelphia, every neighborhood has its own unique character. Rittenhouse Square may be known as the ritzy section where the city’s elite stay and play, but the atmosphere isn’t as stuffy as the reputation would lead you to believe. The neighborhood has plenty of options for fun activities that cater to all budgets. Some of our Philadelphia personal injury lawyers‘ favorite activities, bars, and restaurants in Rittenhouse Square include:
Escape The Room Philly
Escape the room games have become extremely popular in cities across the country. These games offer a fun, interactive experience you can enjoy with a group of friends or family. The room is a mystery puzzle, and like the name suggests, it’s up to your group to figure out how to escape from the room within 60 minutes by using various clues, hidden objects, and puzzles. You’ll need to work together in order to succeed, and the game can help build teamwork. These experiences work great as team-building exercises for workplaces.
Movemakers Philly is a hip-hop dance studio which offers classes for both kids and adults. The adult class program is called Urban Movement Arts and offers a wide range of classes, such as:
- Dance Fitness
- Mommy and Baby Salsa – 8 Week Session
- Solo Salsa Femme
- All Levels Vinyasa
- Breaking Basics
- Yoga & Ballet Fusion Workout
- Intro to House
- Intro to Yoga (6-week workshop for registrants only)
- Yoga Conditioning
- Brawn and Balance: A Fully Integrated Workout
- Beginner/Intermediate House
- Beginner/Intermediate Hip-Hop
- Intro to Lindy Hop & Swing – 6-week series
- Solo Vintage Jazz
- All Levels Hip Hop
- Backbends and Handstands (6-week workshop for registrants only)
- Hip Hop H.I.I.T. (Dance Workout)
The studio specializes in dance classes for kids, which can improve coordination, confidence, social skills, and more. These classes make for an enriching after-school activity for kids who have shown an affinity for music and dance.
If you’re looking to get into better shape, Philadelphia has a ton of choices for gyms and personal trainers. We think SelfEmbodiment Fitness is one of the best options. Getting into shape is hard these days, especially when you have a busy work schedule. And even when you do have time to go to the gym, many of us are unsure of the proper technique, nutrition, and workout plan we need to implement in order to see the results we want. SelfEmbodiment’s personal trainers take care of the planning aspect for you and will work with you to make sure your plan fits your goals and that you’re exercising with the proper form.
Vernick Food & Drink
Anyone who’s lived in Philadelphia for more than a few years knows how underrated the restaurant scene is. Rittenhouse is home to many of the upscale, fine-dining eateries in the city, which offer world-class cuisine that rivals some of New York City’s finest restaurants. In our opinion, Vernick Food & Drink offers some of the most delectable food in all of Philadelphia. The food is in New American style, and the restaurant offers a wide range of both small and big plates.
Some of our favorite dishes at Vernick include:
- Marinated mushrooms, crispy kale, charred eggplant miso
- Yellowfin tuna & sugar snap peas, olive, yogurt, mint
- Sage fazzoletti, duck prosciutto, green apple & walnut pesto
- Grilled black sea bass, butter-braised cabbage, broccoli rabe, dijon broth
- Spice-rubbed pork chop, potato & cipollini onion, spicy carrot mustard
The Franklin Bar
The Franklin Bar was formerly known as the Franklin Mortgage & Investment Company – named after a “company” that acted as a front for an alochol-running crew during prohibition in the 1920s. Today, this bar offers premium cocktails in a pseudo-speakeasy setting. The ambiance is dark and mysterious, but elegant. Choose from classics like Manhattans and Old Fashioned or new, unique cocktails like the “For Closers Only” or “500 Channels.”