Walking around is fun with all of the different shops. Every one is different and unique. Some are pricey and many are not.
We rode 12 miles around the point. Couldn't help but want to stop along the way and shop on Thames st.
Thames Street is your Go To place for lots of little boutiques and eateries. Many are touristy, so avoid these, if that's not what you are looking for. Lovely boutique that sells hand-made coup, Newport Sea Foam Trading (reviewed separately) Several cafes etc. Not too many chain-type places for lunch. There was a Subway, a Dunkin Donuts, and a few... More
Abundance of stores and restaurants ( some nice some not so nice). Really something for everyone's budget. Lots of side walk benches for the husbands to relax on while purchases are being made. Due to non smoking restaurants often it was difficult to pass some establishments and passerbyers a had to deal with clouds of smoke!
Having born in London to me it is always TEMS St. as in the name of the river that it was presumably named after, however to the locals it is pronounced phonetically with the TH and the A. It is a long crowded tourist trap of bars, restaurants, trinket shops and the like. Lacks the attraction of the architecture to... More
Thames Street is a great place to stroll along in Newport and catch many of the flavors of the town. Basically, it is a tourist-oriented road that is lined with a mixture of souvenir shops, taverns, restaurants, and other merchandising establishments. Note, it is NOT a pedestrian-only street, so watch yourself crossing and when moving to the other side of... More
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