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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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This is a quaint New England town, with a neat history. Lots of shops, restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. I was there in the evening and had a wonderful time walking around window shopping, eating, and drinking.
This square is cute with shops and benches all over the town. It is 5 minute walk from the Sheraton Portsmouth Hotel where I was staying. Street shows and live music. It has a lot of restaurants to choose from. Don’t forget to reserve on...More
Very nice area to walk, window shop and grab a bite to eat from many restaurants. Several points of interest such as churches and small museums. During the day was very lively and crowded with tourists and residents. During the night it was also lively...More
The center of Portsmouth is a bit of a taste of Europe. Sitting at the iron tales and chairs outside of Breaking New Grounds coffee shop takes you outside of yourself. From this vantage point you are close to vintage and new shops, and a...More
Acknowledged as the center of town, Market Square is definitely worth passing through. Several cafes with outdoor seating and the glorious old church with its bells on the hour are lovely. Every time I passed through, for three days, the curb was full of motorcycles...More
Bottom Line: Nice area with shops and restaurants but didn't really win me over.
Details: We visited here in July during our trip to Maine. Parking was pretty good but we arrived around 10 and by the time we left around noon it was packed....More
Stores and restaurants stay open. The weather in New Hampshire can be tricky. However my wife and I love going to Portsmouth in the winter because the tourist are gone and the food is great. Just bundle up.