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Each season in Philadelphia has a distinct, special vibe, so you should time your visit to The Rittenhouse accordingly. While winters can be harsh, the holiday season envelops the city in a warm spirit. Rittenhouse Square (which the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel overlooks) is stunningly decorated with oversized lights dangling from the many trees, and snow on the historical buildings make it feel like something out of a Dickens story. Spring and fall have beautiful colors from blooming or turning foliage, and the nicest weather. Summer can be quiet during the weekends because most residents flock to the shore, but that also means it’s easy to get reservations at the hottest restaurants and enjoy Philly like a quiet small town, with walks along the river, visits to farmer’s markets, lounging in gardens and parks, and people-watching at the many outdoor cafés and bars.