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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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cute little spot with bakery

If you would like to sit down outside at a table and enjoy a coffee, tea etc and a delicious dessert, this is the place. It's also a good spot to people watch or just read a good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Newington, Ct
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Newington, Ct
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83 reviews 83 reviews
54 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

If you would like to sit down outside at a table and enjoy a coffee, tea etc and a delicious dessert, this is the place. It's also a good spot to people watch or just read a good book, ipad...whatever...

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Miami, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Spent Saturday in the area. Definitely the place to be. Many restaurants and small stores in the area. Many people were out and about enjoying the cool temperature. The New Hampshire Astronomical Society had a Sidewalk Astronomy Skywatch on Saturday night and really enjoyed viewing our planets using their telescopes. Lots of Fun!

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

One of the things Trish(Port Inn) told us about. Loved the whole vibe of Portsmouth. This square is so old countryish. Fun!

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Epping, New Hampshire
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Market Square is the center of downtown Portsmouth and a major draw. It lives up to the billing, lots of people, great vibe and many stores, restaurants and bars to visit. Great in the summer.

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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130 reviews 130 reviews
12 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Shopping at small shops with outdoor coffee cafe and music, sometimes street performers. Very pretty small New England city

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New Hampshire
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

Previously I have only dined/walked around Portsmouth in the evening. This was my first time during the day. Nice shops, plenty of easy parking and good choices for lunch.

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Market Square is the classic New England old Yankee experience updated to a contemporary style. Dominated by an late 1600's church steeple that must be the tallest structure in the square by law, it is surrounded by various historic Colonial and Victorian age structures that are interspersed with newer architecture that has been carefully designed and implemented to fit in... More 

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Love to people watch . Try to go downtown weekly in the good weather. This is my hometown. Walk down to the waterfront to see the tugboats and go to Annabells for an ice cream cone.

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Nokomis, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Lots of shops, restaurants, and bars. Fun place to walk around. We saw a movie at the players theater there. fun funky theater.

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Revere, Massachusetts
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81 reviews 81 reviews
33 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This square is really wonderful, and full of restaurants, shops, and other places to look around. You could spend hours just walking around. It's a mix of modern and classic architecture, and is quite charming! We visited while it was still winter and cold, and managed to have a great time. I'm sure summer is even better!

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