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Thames Street

Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840
+1 401-374-2553
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Shopping and people watching in the City by the Sea

Lots of shops and dining options both upscale and quirky. You can find just what you are looking... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
East Providence, Rhode Island

Very nice. It was a typical, somewhat upscale tourist street with many shops, boutiques and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Meegan G
Hartford, Connecticut
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Popular Newport street filled with many shops.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840
+1 401-374-2553
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of shops and dining options both upscale and quirky. You can find just what you are looking for and some things you didn't even know you were looking for. Prices run the gamut so there is always something for everyone. Parking can be tricky...More

Thank Racmos
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice. It was a typical, somewhat upscale tourist street with many shops, boutiques and restaurants. I enjoyed it!

Thank Meegan G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First the area is quintessential New England waterfront shopping/dinning/sailing. The shops and restaurants offer a great selection from upscale to thrift store. The wharf's are a compilation of unique stores and waterfront dining opportunities. We spent most of the day shopping and lunching at Bowen's...More

Thank Fpos9001
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth the walk but not the drive. Really busy but everything you could want is at your fingertips. Parking available

Thank Pat C
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This is a nice walk during the day or night with plenty of opportunities for eating and shopping along the way. There are also a lot of places to stop for a drink if that is what you are looking for.

Thank jmm28
Reviewed 8 July 2017

You should see many Sailors walking around Thames St. Lots of souvenir shops and high end shopping. Right by many of the docks.

Thank moosella
Reviewed 7 July 2017

In our 3 days in Newport we walked up and down Thames street numerous times. It is the busiest street in town for good reason. Lot's of interesting shops and great restaurants of all kinds. Pretty much something for everyone.

Thank bccrab
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Lots of history, unique shops, and night life like no where else. Who could ever get tired of looking at massive yachts, old historic buildings, and the diverse crowds of folks all together.

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Thames Street has something for everyone. There is every type of shop imaginable and they are all different from what you find in other places. Quite unique

Thank Kathleen K
Reviewed 5 July 2017

A walk down Thames street is a must to see the many shops and Restaurants that make up Newport in their downtown area. You can find boat rides and the docks with Water Ferry's to various islands such as Block and Goat island. If you...More

Thank FAS64
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Erin W
17 May 2017|
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Response from donnaa855 | Reviewed this property |
I'm usually in Newport off season. But my son lives there all summer he says....restaurants and bars usually close by 1am. The small shops usually close down between 8-9pm. Have a fun time in August!! It's also the right... More
10 February 2017|
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Response from Larry B | Reviewed this property |
When we were there in Jan., a number of smaller shops had signs the read something like "Closed for the Season" (don't know when the season ends) or more specifically "See You in April". Quite a few just said something like... More
11 October 2016|
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Response from beachbum243 | Reviewed this property |
Parking on side streets is free if you get there early. Lot parking on season runs $10.00, off season you can park there for free. Meter parking is available on Thames St. Small cars are best, as this is a tight fit and... More