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Address: Portsmouth, NH
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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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There are dozens and dozens of shops and eateries located within this very walkable location. On street parking is a challenge, but Portsmouth has plenty of off street parking... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

There are dozens and dozens of shops and eateries located within this very walkable location. On street parking is a challenge, but Portsmouth has plenty of off street parking available. Plan to spend an entire afternoon exploring this area. Prices range from $$ to $$$$$. A very good take indeed.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoy walking around in Market Square. You will see shops, cafes, restaurants, street performances & bakeries. Some of the shops carry specialty items that are just so unique. Macro Polo is always fun to stop in for its eclectic wares.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staying at a hotel and waking up before the shops opened my friend and I had the opportunity to explore downtown Portsmouth without the hustle and bustle. The sun was out, a crisp breeze made for a perfect morning stroll along the water. We were able to window shop, read menus and enjoy a quiet moment at the Hero's round-a-bout.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am originally from the area, Portsmouth is always have been one of the best tourist attractions in the Seacoast area, nowadays it get better, great local shops, variety of restaurants, cafes, updated hotels. I can not wait to return here during the Holidays, when downtown Portsmouth has Ice Cravings and an awesome street party and of course fireworks. Plenty... More 

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Berwick, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Market Square in Portsmouth boasts great restaurants, coffee shops, specialty shops, and a glimpse into New England life. New money has taken over, but if you can find time to visit off season, you'll get a better taste of this community. Eat at any of the locally owned restaurants, enjoy coffee at Breaking New Grounds and you won't be disappointed.... More 

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed the whole downtown area with all the shops, restaurants, craft stores, etc.....So much fun as it was lively and everyone was having a great time!

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Killingworth, CT
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As the commercial hub of downtown Portsmouth, Market Square is full of shops, restaurants, interesting buildings and good people watching. Great for a stroll it's usually pretty difficult to find a parking place here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for a long weekend and really enjoyed all the shops and how everything is walking distance.

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West Orange, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

the entire area is walkable and there are many different interesting shops with amiable shopkeepers .Pleasant way to spend a few hours and plenty of place to pause and relax.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

This area is easy to get to, will give you plenty to do and is a nice walk. Parking in the garage is easy but often busy. Park, grab a drink and stroll the beautiful streets and shops.

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