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

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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61 reviews 61 reviews
32 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Very nice Square with the availability within a short walk of harbor side restaurants, specialty shops, historic homes and churches. Very easy walking and many outdoor cafes available and offering a wide variety of good food - from deli offerings to extremely delicious pastries and popovers.

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Sharon, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Many different shops and eateries. Don't miss the game store, Its a little bit out of the square but worth it. Also visit the Estate Jewelry Store. It's right in the square.

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West Boylston, Massachusetts
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We liked this area as you could browse in the shops, people watch and see some historic sites without traveling around. You just had to watch out for traffic and some of the sidewalks are narrow so you have to be aware of where you step. Would go back again as we missed some sites.

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BROOKLYN NY
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49 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Nice little town. We stopped on the way down from Bar Harbor. Interesting shops. We stopped for an hour or so.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We've been to this shopping area twice while visiting our son. I love this shopping area. It's full of unique stores that I don't see everywhere. Lots of restaurants too.

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