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Address: Thayer Street, Providence, RI 02903
Phone Number: 401-555-1212
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Activities: Dining, Shopping
Description: Students from Brown University, and other schools in the area, congregate...
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.
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Nice Stroll in the College District

Thayer Street is in the heart of Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design campus area. There are a number of unusual shops and some great restaurants along the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Keesar
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Rhode Island
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Rhode Island
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152 reviews 152 reviews
36 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Thayer Street is in the heart of Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design campus area. There are a number of unusual shops and some great restaurants along the way. Parking can be challenging but once parked, it is a great place for a walk. There is a movie theater, college bookstore, eateries, and centuries of history to... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

As other reviewers have said, this area is very walkable and probably the better way to see things as parking can be a bit of a nightmare. Tons of bike and tree-lined streets filled with shops, restaurants, and cafés full of college kids buried behind stacks of books. The area, especially Thayer, is little hub of activity that then branches... More 

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New England
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Many fun shops, very walkable, really good places for coffee or lunch. Some shops are ordinary, most are unique.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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74 reviews 74 reviews
48 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

While a must see if you are going to Providence, don't expect to spend more time here than it takes you to finish your food unless you are going to the Avon Theatre. There are some pretty nice niche shops and a good hookah bar, but unless you are meeting up with friends for a trivia night at Spats (which... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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268 reviews 268 reviews
88 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Thayer street is very busy due to a confluence of colleges locally (Brown, Johnson & Wales, Rhode Island School of Design). It has some chain retail places, but also some unique stores and places to eat as well. Browns main bookstores are on this street, along with a bunch more and there is always a decent buzz due to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We enjoyed walking up and down Thayer street and popping into some of the unique shops. I bought incense at an Indian store and my boyfriend bought a jacket at the Army Navy Store. People were very friendly and helpful. The people watching was also fun as we witnessed a sorority pledging new women and a frat singing as they... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

There are so many things to see on Thayer Street! With all of the shops and places to visit, this sightseeing can take all day. There is something for everyone here and no one will walk away bored. Beautiful area of the city to visit.

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Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 via mobile

There is nothing worth mentioning to visit specially. It is just a street which is loaded with people around and diffrents shops and restaurants. Sometimes when was alone I used to some here for a walk, n enjoy the environment and have some food from here

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Cape Cod, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Wonderful Greek restaurant not to be missed and love going to Urban Outfitters and catch a movie in the small theatre! Historic buildings and charming location!

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Providence, Rhode Island, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I have been to Thayer street many times whether it is for food, scenic views, or shopping. I just had a recent visit to Brown to visit my cousins, and it was in close walking distance to Thayer street. Parking is easy, and the selection of restaurants is huge. Thayer also holds a unique collection which is what makes it... More 

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