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Market Square

Portsmouth, NH
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Ranked #3 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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Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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Teaneck
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Market square is great! Dozens of all sorts of little (ahem, overpriced) shops with a huge mix of eating, shopping, drinking, everything. The place has a great vibe. The only thing I will add is that many of the shops are small or big with tight isles and have a few stairs to climb before entering. Bottom line, it was... More

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Auburn
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135 reviews 135 reviews
34 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We enjoyed one night walking around this downtown shopping district. Very clean. Lots of shopping & restaurants to choose from!

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New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We were vacationing in Maine looking for something to do on a not so nice day. This was a great addition to our vacationing experience. Parking was easy and Market Square has a lot to offer. There are numerous shops in this historic district together with cafes, restaurants, breweries and bakeries. My daughter and her boyfriend especially enjoyed the Portsmouth... More

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Massena, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

It a very nice part of Portsmouth. Stroll up and down cobblestone sidewalks with new and old architecture everywhere you look. Very nice people and lots to see and do

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I have been coming to Portsmouth since 1975, and Market Square is one of my favorite places. But it is eroding, and slowly losing some of its unique character. The new huge motels, that took the place of quaint New England homes and small shops, loom over the future of this gem of a tourist town. I am unable to... More

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