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Thayer Street

Thayer Street, Providence, RI 02903 (College Hill)
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Ranked #22 of 70 Attractions in Providence
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Owner description: Students from Brown University, and other schools in the area, congregate on this funky street that boasts vintage clothing shops, bookstores, music... more » Owner description: Students from Brown University, and other schools in the area, congregate on this funky street that boasts vintage clothing shops, bookstores, music shops and cafes. « less
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Right off of Brown and Rhode Island School of Design's campuses, Thayer Street is four blocks of quirky shops and restaurants. Well.. quirky, plus Starbucks, CVS, Urban Outfitters, Chipotle, and Ben and Jerry's. Take a walk through Brown University's classically beautiful campus, then drop by Thayer street for a bite to eat. East Side Pockets always has a long line... More

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Rhode Island
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164 reviews 164 reviews
126 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This area is in the heart of the Brown University area. It is a very eclectic area filled with interesting shops, salons, restaurants, bars etc. all catering to the college crowd - students, young professionals and college staff alike.

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New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I was told " ..you must stop on Thayer St. " A quick turn from Brown University, Thayer St is appointed with shops, eateries, a Starbucks and an Urban Outfitters. I parked, walked with a cup of coffee so I can check it off the list. Nothing to make a trip detour too, but if you have an hour to... More

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Toronto
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Had dinner at the sushi place on Thayer while dropping of daughter at Brown U. Street was under repair and hard for my low profile Tesla car. Hit the bottom of the car :(

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
6 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

No trip to Providence would be complete without seeing Brown University and Thayer Street. From serious to quirky, this street is fun for all.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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61 reviews 61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Thayer Street is to Brown University what Harvard Square is to Harvard University in Cambridge, MA -- a great area to explore wonderful specialty shops for clothing and other merchandise and services (my hair stylist is on Thayer St.), not to mention a fabulous array of restaurants from the really cheap to the pricy and fairly elegant. And people-watching is... More

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New York
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16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We are from NY, and providence is very quiet. This was the Street that had restaurant and bars. It is twiggy by brown university campus. There is a short hike from Thayer to a park overlooking downtown that was nice and relaxin.

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Charleston,SC
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29 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Having graduated from Brown over 50 tears ago, it's amazing how little it's changed: same eclectic shops, restaurants, and even the Avon Theatre is still there. Different: you can now buy liquor in the restaurants, more ethnic diversity, and the demise of Ladd's music, where I worked my way through school.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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188 reviews 188 reviews
74 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This street is most famous because of Brown University,all students from parts of the world come in study so there restaurants from almost every country from India to Lebanese,Italian,Poland Mediterranean,Chinese,Pizza places to differ rents kinde of little places bakeries coffee shops French etc. One can enjoy the world foods in a day if stopped for a bite or shopping specialities... More

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White Plains, New York
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93 reviews 93 reviews
34 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Good food choices, parking spaces not impossible to get and a pleasant vibe make Thayer Street a great destination for anyone coming to Providence. The fact that Brown University abuts Thayer is another huge plus.

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