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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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Lovely area to explore

This area has many shops, restaurants and places to explore. Take some time, it is well worth it. The walking can be a tad difficult, however, there are many places to rest and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Paul G
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Tucson, Arizona
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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This area has many shops, restaurants and places to explore. Take some time, it is well worth it. The walking can be a tad difficult, however, there are many places to rest and watch the world go by.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Market Square is a vibrant and eclectic shopping area that has retained some old New England charm. There are a variety of shops and restaurants to explore. Many are dog friendly leaving bowls of water ans treat containers out for your faithful companions!Nice, family friendly, walkable aree to explore!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

In an era where cities are on the decline and malls have taken over this area of Portsmouth NH is a nice exception. Bustling with many unique shops, a wide variety of places to eat and a good touch of history this area has something for everyone. Walk a little and you come to the river front and its scenic... More 

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Endicott, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this place! Lots of different stores and local artists that sell things. You can even catch an artist or two playing an instrument. The atmosphere is like no other. People are friendly. When you step into a crosswalk cars are suppose to stop and let you walk and pretty much do it's the law here. I can't say enough... More 

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Thank Rmondelli
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Portsmouth is lovely in general; Market Square is a great, manageable area for shopping, people-watching, and restaurants. I understand there are frequent events, including concerts. There was a crafts fair when I was in town, where photographers were particularly well represented.

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Thank Kate H
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I remember Market Square before the revitalization and Portsmouth did a fantastic job. There are many excellent shops and restaurants and is just nice to roam around. Definitely worth a visit.

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Thank 999char
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were here on vacation its right in the center of town. Lots of benches and great stores to shop in. High class area of stores with gorgeous clothes and great home decor. On a nice evening it is bustling with every age crowd.

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Hooksett, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I absolutely love the atmosphere of Portsmouth and especially Market Square. The church steeple lit up at night. Great cafes, restaurants and shops. There's no shortage of street performers throughout the area which just adds to the atmosphere.

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Thank dickozski
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's always nice and quaint to meet your friends or family in Market Square (the center of town. You can sit and have coffee, people watch or window shopping. It's a fantastic place to conglomerate.

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Smyrna, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Portsmouth's market square while moving around from Hampton Beach up to Portland before heading to Mystic CT. Lovely area full of nice shops, restaurants and bars.

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