We live here and Market Street is one of our favorite destinations locally. The area consists of shops, restaurants, and a large grass covered quad in the center with a fountain with water jets that kids love to get soaked in. In the Fall and Spring, there is generally a free jazz concert on Thursday evenings, which is simulcast like on a local FM radio station. People bring in their lawn chairs and wine coolers and spend the evening there. There are some great restaurants encircling the central lawn and includes Tommy Bahamas on one site and Jasper's on the other. You can site outside facing the lawn at both places. Plus there is a wine bar (Cru) on one side and a small CineArts movie theatre on the other playing the latest movies in an intimate setting. There is also a sushi place and several other restaurant choices. The best place to park is in the garage on the south side of Market Street. Parking is free but it does get busy at times. All in all, it is a great place to spend an afternoon or evening if you are visiting from out of town. Of course, you could make it into a day if you decide to go shopping in the shops that line the area.