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“beautiful place to walk arround” 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.
Madrid, Spain
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“beautiful place to walk arround”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

porstmouth is a beautiful city, take your time and walk arround. many restaurants in the area. I like it more at night with all the lights, it has charm.

Visited September 2013
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Plymouth, Minnesota
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“Most of the shops are only open during regular business hours, so if you are interested in shopping, plan accordingly”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We liked downtown Portsmouth and the Market Square area very much! We were staying at the Sheraton, so it was just a short walk away. We headed down there on Wed evening after we arrived and knocked around a bit, shopped a bit, and ended up having a lovely dinner at the River House out on the deck with a stunning view!

Next morning, we did another walk about Market Square and my wife found a great pair of shoes and a great sweater to buy.

Well worth a few hours walk about. Most of the shops are only open during regular business hours, so if you are interested in shopping, plan accordingly.

Visited October 2013
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Underhill, Vermont
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“High ratio of tourists to locals”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Most memorable was the small band the wandered the streets and the dock playing upbeat music for donations to the food shelf and shelter. Very large selection of breweries and restaurants to choose from and walking around provided lots of interesting shops. Down side is it is almost impossible to find a parking space and when you do it is $1 per hour and limited time. Portsmouth needs to work on this to provide more parking. good news is that several hotels are newly built within a short walk of downtown.

Visited September 2013
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Wanatah, IN
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“This is the reason we will go back!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We stopped in Portsmouth on our way out of a weeklong vacation in Maine. Our flight went out of Manchester and Portsmouth seemed to be a good overnight stop for us. We arrived in the late afternoon and decided to go downtown to check out the town. What a lovely surprise! Had a fabulous meal and made plans to go back the next day before our flight took off.

We were very impressed by the people that live/frequent there. Great lifestyle (lots of exercising, eating healthy, loving their pets), great ambiance in the town, beautiful sites. We are already making plans for another vacation starting in Portsmouth and then heading south.

Visited September 2013
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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Cool place for people watching”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Quaint and cool, good place to hang out and people watch. Also great shops and places to eat and drink.

Visited September 2013
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