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Main area for shopping, dining and attractions.

Market Square is the main downtown attraction area near the water for shopping, dining and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
New Haven, Connecticut
Quaint downtown with interesting shops

Despite the arctic freeze, we braved the cold to explore Portsmouth. Market Square had a lot of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Glastonbury, Connecticut
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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” (66 reviews)
“great shopping” (19 reviews)
Portsmouth, NH
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Market Square is the main downtown attraction area near the water for shopping, dining and attractions. Everything is in walking distance and conveniently located parking.

Thank Italiangirl826
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Despite the arctic freeze, we braved the cold to explore Portsmouth. Market Square had a lot of unique shops and restaurants. For a small place, it held my interest for hours. There were a few businesses with limited winter hours so I can only imagine...More

1  Thank KateD2012
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great walkable downtown area with a lot to do. There were shops for the children as well as the parents. I'll be revisiting during the summer to spend more time in the area.

Thank Domingos D
Reviewed 11 December 2017

We attended the Tree Lighting and Christmas Parade. Great fun. The town is so friendly and supportive of their activities. Great shops, restaurants, bars.

1  Thank Lesley G
Reviewed 7 December 2017

The snow might not have been flying but thew atmosphere was delightful . Charming town of a bygone era. Everything was clean and beautifully lit. Enjoyed strolling through Market Square.

Thank bucketlistend
Reviewed 14 November 2017

Simply beautiful area of Portsmouth. It is everything you think of when you think of New England. Quaint shops and gorgeous white steeple churches. Great waterfronts and awesome restaurants. Don't miss Market Square.

Thank jerdc
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

One of the best small coastal cities in New England. It has everything! Outstanding food, great shopping and a beautiful waterfront! A must stop when in New England!

Thank magagoo
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Market square Portsmouth is very unique it combines old with new whatever you are looking for there is something for everyone

Thank irelandh0liday
Reviewed 9 November 2017

In and near the square you will find many unique one-of- a- kind shops. There is plethora of nice restaurants in the are for everyone's tastes, A fun place to be on Market Square Day (usually held in June} where many streets are closed to...More

Thank govbanker
Reviewed 6 November 2017

we really enjoyed exploring this area of portsmouth. nice parking garage, easy walking to shops, sights, restaurants, etc. a lovely town!

Thank Gabrandall
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Dana S
9 December 2017|
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Response from govbanker | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure as we have never been to Portsmouth on Christmas Day. We spend Christmas with family and friends.
Paul S
19 November 2017|
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Response from magagoo | Reviewed this property |
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.
20 July 2017|
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Response from Claire D | Reviewed this property |
There's a wonderful sea water beach ar New Castle Common. There's a large playground, well manicured lawn with trees then a beach & water but also rocks to climb and explore.