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“Great for evening walk”
Review of Market Square

Market Square
Ranked #2 of 66 things to do in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Merrimack, New Hampshire
Level 6 Contributor
222 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Great for evening walk”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

After a pleasant dinner at the River House, my friends n I walked around Market Square, stopping in several shops. I bought some books at the G. Willikers which made me the #1 grandfather on Saturday...Nice music could be heard from the inside several taverns.

Visited August 2013
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Manchester Township, New Jersey
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Center of the city”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

Lots of restaurants and shops available here. There is a very convenient parking garage. They only charge 75 centss an hour with the first hour free.

Visited August 2013
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Westport, Connecticut
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great place to walk and browse”
Reviewed August 22, 2013

Just a wonderful New England town with interesting shops, not many chains - I did to see a Starbucks anywhere. The people were friendly, the streets were clean, the parking was dirt cheap and the nearby park was wonderful. Everything is close so you can walk everywhere. I loved it.

Visited August 2013
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Ashland, Massachusetts
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Delightful Get-a-way Day in Portsmouth, NH”
Reviewed August 21, 2013

My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary this past weekend by taking a day trip to Portsmouth, NH. Nothing high maintenance, we just decided to walk the streets, check out the shops, have dinner and hang out. We found on street parking easily then proceeded to take in the streets in and around Market Square. The weather cooperated with a plesantly warm and dry summer day (bet it's awesome here in the autumn), the shops were great fun to browse and we topped the day off with dinner and later coffee and a pastry at Popover's. Didn't need a reservation, we got seated quickly and everything was no hassle. Can't beat this town for a spur-of-the-moment get-a-way day.

Visited August 2013
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122 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Great place, so many shops!”
Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

We are from PA, and visit family in CT yearly. We always try to go somewhere else with that family for a couple of days, this year we picked Portsmouth NH, & went to market square really a great place lots of shopping & eateries, had lunch at Riverhouse will also write review for there later, also visited 1st naval commander John Paul Jones house, also something to see lots of artifacts.

Visited August 2013
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