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“The center of the action in Portsmouth” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Market Square

Market Square
Portsmouth, NH
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Ranked #3 of 24 Attractions in Portsmouth
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: Shopping
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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.
Manchester, New Hampshire
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“The center of the action in Portsmouth”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

I hadn't been to Portsmouth in some time, but even on a snowy windy night there was lots of activity here,many historic buildings surround the square, and there's lots of great shopping and restaurants nearby. When the weather is warm, Market Square really comes to life, but you can find many things to do here in any weather!

Visited March 2013
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Kingston, Massachusetts
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87 reviews 87 reviews
29 attraction reviews
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Great shopping area!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Great area to walk around and poke in shops. Excellent restaurants, you can easily spend 2 days here!

Visited March 2013
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Portland, Maine
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“The hub of downtown”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

If you visit downtown, you won't miss the square. Be sure to park and walk around...there's many cute shops and eateries to try. We always like the Portsmouth Brewery. There's a parking garage that's very convenient to the Square if you can't find on street parking. The Square is a great place to people watch in the good weather.

Visited July 2012
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Boston
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Shopping Galore”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

Shop. Coffee. Ice Cream. Upscale dining. Budget Dining. Bars. Friendly people. You can do the low key visit or run around like crazy enjoying every minute. Loved it!

Visited July 2012
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New York City, New York
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Allow plenty of time to explore”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

A must see when you're in Portsmouth. So many quirky, quaint stores, restaurants, bars to check out. You can spend as long or as little time as you have here. Even in the snowy weather it was still a lot of fun.

Visited February 2013
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