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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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I was traveling to Portsmouth on business, and had not thought much about where I was going. What a wonderful surprise it turned out to be. I stayed at a hotel near the Market Square, and I am so glad I did, as it's where...More
Historic, beautiful, quaint, busy.... and more! No lack of eateries, shopping options; and parking is easy in their multi-level parking garage. There are some wonderful buildings with interesting architecture (and brightly colored too). You can walk from the Market Square area to view the famous...More
After a good meal, we walked around the downtown core. Was nice and clean, with lots of benches. Street musicians were playing, and lots of folks sitting enjoying the nice warm evening. Lots of boutiques around the square, as well as a few watering holes
The town was recommended by a friend to check out while doing a road trip from NY to Maine. We were glad we stopped. It was a great place to walk around. Cute shops and plenty of restaurants to choose from. If you have the...More
Stores and restaurants stay open. The weather in New Hampshire can be tricky. However my wife and I love going to Portsmouth in the winter because the tourist are gone and the food is great. Just bundle up.