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Market Square

Portsmouth, NH
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Ranked #3 of 29 Attractions in Portsmouth
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: The heart of downtown, where several walking tours begin, Market Square is a center of activity with art galleries, bookstores, antique shops, ethnic... more » Owner description: The heart of downtown, where several walking tours begin, Market Square is a center of activity with art galleries, bookstores, antique shops, ethnic restaurants and many original 17th-century buildings. « less
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Boca
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208 reviews 208 reviews
47 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

With cafes abounding and restaurants surrounding this square it's fun both day and night for a cup of coffee and people watching. There's always a fine sense of history as Washington was here before me.

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Commack
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Not only is Market Square the hub of this laid back, cool and easily to walk city, but the people here are so nice and friendly and the stores, restaurants, Prescott Park and view is nothing short of amazing. We are considering retiring here after our first visit because we loved it so much. Cannot wait to go back.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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508 reviews 508 reviews
110 attraction reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Thought Portsmouth was a lovely place to visit. We parked up and wandered leisurely around this very relaxed-feeling place.

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73 reviews 73 reviews
43 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

Very picturesque and historic town, a lovely to wander around with historic sites, pretty and old buildings, and some great shops. It's a well off and well presented place, a fantastic place for a happy wander. And the river makes it even better.

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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87 reviews 87 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

we strolled the streets all day, enjoying all the shops, food and people watching. Great place to go since it is a great walking town and very pet friendly.

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Carmel, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Portsmouth, NH's Market Square is the center of vitality in the town. It boasts a beautiful white church with tall spire seen for miles around that beckons you to gather and start exploring. Grab a cup of coffee, sit outside and watch the world go by. Shops, restaurants, bakeries, ice cream shops and architectural places to catch your eye are... More

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Oakdale, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

So many shops and restaurants. We ate everything from Seafood to Thai. Stonewall kitchen is also located in the area.

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WEST CHESTERFIELD
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Love downtown Portsmouth. One of our favorite destinations. Always lots of activity and the shops in the Square and beyond are diverse and interesting.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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72 reviews 72 reviews
41 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Whether you are passing by or spending a few days in Portsmith, you will your walk in this square. There are plenty of stores and food places in the area.

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Sarasota, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

What more could anyone want from a New England town square -- from the old North Church with its tall spire, to the Atheneum's historical collections, to coffee shops and restaurants with outdoor seating, to local merchants - and just a short walk from Portsmouth harbor.

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