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Vibrant Town Square

I come to smaller towns, instead of big cities, because of the charm of their squares and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Christopher C
Calgary, Canada
Great shopping

The shopping goes on and on. Reminds me of New Orleans. Wish I could has spent more time there... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Austin, TX
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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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“new england” (59 reviews)
Portsmouth, NH
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I come to smaller towns, instead of big cities, because of the charm of their squares and restaurants, and Portsmouth delivers in spades ! This place is an embarrassment of riches when it comes to not just retail, but quality food wherever you look ....

Thank Christopher C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The shopping goes on and on. Reminds me of New Orleans. Wish I could has spent more time there. Lots of arts, gifts, and things to eat.

1  Thank roadstarAustin_TX
Reviewed 4 days ago

There are a number of shops by the square along with multiple restaurants. A great place to sit and watch people while enjoying a coffee or ice cream.

Thank cdhcch
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Pretty shopping area with a number of street musicians. Parking is a nightmare so we headed for the parking garage, which charges $1.50 per hour. Well worth not driving around the streets looking for a parking spot. You have numerous restaurants and stores in easy...More

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The history is felt the second you enter Market Square! All the shops, from food to clothing, keep the history of the area alive. Tons of options for people with coffee, food, clothes, and goods! Must visit in Portsmouth!

Thank ktyost
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A wide variety of shops and restaurants make this market square an enjoyable experience. They many walkways and alleyways lead to fun finds along the way parking can be tricky, but now with the new parking garage it's better. Fun.

Thank Lynn M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Lots of little shops and places to eat. A little pricey, but a nice way to spend an evening. It gives you a good feel for a typical New England town.

Thank Gale U
Reviewed 1 week ago

No shortage of restraunts here. Cute place to walk around but all the shops are overpriced. A typical beach shop community just like all the rest.

Thank Nicole C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to come when not a beach day on coast. Lots of great shops, restaurants and parks to walk around and enjoy.

Thank LL1217
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice area to walk around and some unique shops and breakfast restaurants. We were pleasantly surprised with how much we liked Portsmouth.

Thank 171Scott
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20 July 2017|
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Response from cdhcch | Reviewed this property |
Rye beach is closest and is a great place. As far as things to see: Albacore submarine, the downtown square, eat at jumping Jays in PH, Pee Di in Rye, or a lunch with a view of the tugs, Strawberry Bank museum/park area, to... More
Petra S
8 May 2017|
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Response from T4349TOinfo | Reviewed this property |
The easiest is the parking garage on Hanover St.There is also on street metered parking ,which runs 7 days a week until 8 pm.
23 December 2016|
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Response from svYonder | Reviewed this property |
Coffee places open at 7 am during week, 7:30 on Sunday. Stores usually open by 10 am, or earlier. So have a cup and a goodie, sit and enjoy the square, and watch the people. More to life than shopping.