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Address: Portsmouth, NH
Activities: Shopping
Description: The heart of downtown, where several walking tours begin, Market Square is...
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.
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Heart of Portsmouth - Kick off a day or night downtown

Market Square is a great jump off point for a tour of the city. It is right in the center of town and you can easily get to the Waterfront, Bow street, or the wide variety of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
PaulGuidoboni
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Market Square is a great jump off point for a tour of the city. It is right in the center of town and you can easily get to the Waterfront, Bow street, or the wide variety of restaurants in the area. You can see the "window" where the Declaration of Independence was read, as well as look a one of... More 

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Stratham, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Whether you are looking for a place to have a cup of coffee, taste a craft beer, popover or pizza, window shop or just sit and people-watch, this is a favorite place. If you are passing by Portsmouth while on the highway, this is a place to stop, rest, grab a bite to eat and decompress before getting back on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

You can sit in the square and people watch. You can do the history trail. You can shop at the many eclectic shops. Hungry or thirsy, there are many places to pick from, casual to formal and seafood to italian to asian.

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Kittery, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Epicentre, nucleus, the heart, whatever you wanna call it, this city square as old as the city is (1623), has for all time been the centre of activity in this quaint colonial brick town ( pop. 27,000 +/- ) Lots of shops, restaurants, an Athenaeum ( library ) bus stop for local travel ( 20 mile radius ) coffee shops... More 

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Belchertown, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My first visit and I love Portsmouth. Great food, shopping, and sights. It's a wonderful little city, well worth frequent visits.

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

totally enjoyed this square, always full with people, there are restaurants where you could enjoy from just coffee and pastries to a full meal and if you walk a couple of blocks down you are right by the water.

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Coastal Ct
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

After not being there in several years we decided to go back to Portsmouth. We had a great time strolling around Market Square and doing some shopping. Additionally there are so many nice restaurants in the downtown area that it is difficult to choose one. On the street parking can be difficult but there are a couple of parking garages... More 

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Hanover, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Great pedestrian walks and lots of places to see. Eclectic little shops and interesting dining for all tastes and budgets. The square has tourist info booth with free maps. I recommend public parking with extended parking and walking all day to build up an appetite to hit the many restaurants. I liked the waterfront bars in the afternoon.

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NYC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Charming town with great walkability. Many interesting shops to see and restaurants everywhere. Portsmouth is a fun visit and a walk around Market Square is a must.

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Weston, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

It is the center of this lovely little town. It has s great Starbucks, great little coffee shops, and from there you can easily walk the whole town with its cute restaurants and great shopping. Too bad the church was closed.

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Address: Portsmouth, NH
Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth

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