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Market Square

Portsmouth, NH
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Ranked #1 of 28 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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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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152 reviews 152 reviews
32 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

And stroll down Market Street in Portsmouth. You'll feel as though you've taken a time travel trip to the 18th century. Lovely shops to explore, great pubs and restaurants to choose from - and just sitting on a park bench and watching the world around you is heaven on earth. One of my favorite places on earth.

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Prescott, Arizona
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Crowds of people line streets and enjoy quaint shops and restaurants. Look for multistory parking building, street parking in limited.

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South Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Plenty of attractive & creative shops, coffee shops, cafes. Good weather brings street musicians! Very friendly & helpful store staffs. A couple of day spas are a bonus! And the people (& dog) watching over a coffee at an outside table: "priceless"!

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CT
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

A nice spot to sit for a bit on a sunny day and people or dog watch. Nice places to go in and get a bite to eat or a drink. Even if I'm driving by I like to stop in and see whats going on, during a weekend afternoon.

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Syracuse, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We love ducking into all of the little shops and restaurants. We love to walk our dog around Market Square and stop and sit on a bench. There's always people strolling around. Sometimes you can find someone playing music on the street, or a parrot on a guy's shoulder on a motorcycle. Something for everyone.

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Keene, New Hampshire
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73 reviews 73 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

It's like traveling back in time to visit beautiful Portsmouth,NH. Even is January, in the dead of winter, there is plenty to do and see. It's like stepping back in history to visit the shops in the area and find great placed to eat and party. Check it out....

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Attleboro, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We enjoyed a leisurely ramble here, sipping coffee and window-shopping. The architecture is interesting, and the shops offer wonderfully unique items.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Unlike corporate mall store complexes this town area which is decorated with brick sidewalks and buildings has a collection of unique stores and restaurants.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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243 reviews 243 reviews
150 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

You will walk through, around and back and forth across the Market square as you tour Portsmouth. The church makes it an easy landmark and perhaps is more visually appealing than some of the other streets. With shops, restaurants and tons to do all around, if you are looking "where to go in Portsmouth" this is the perfect starting point... More

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Guelph, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Market Square was very interesting from a number of perspectives. Street entertainers sometimes there, and sometimes great, a huge variety of food counters with excellent food, some very intriguing specialty shops. The down side is that although it is billed as 3 buildings of stores, only the center building has indoor walking: a problem in the winter. The other buildings... More

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