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Address: Thayer Street, Providence, RI 02903
Phone Number: 401-555-1212
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Activities: Shopping, Dining
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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Fun little shops some good eats, close to Brown University

This was fun to walk around, shop a little at local shops and we found some great eats. It is great to spend a few hours but certainly there isn't enough to do half a day or... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
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RHODE ISLAND
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676 reviews 676 reviews
196 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

what do you want? you can find it here.from clothes to food to a good movie. This is Brown U. main street for students and tourists,etc.. you will like this area as it is friendly,easy to walk. parking can become a problem so you may have to go to side streets. look for hidden gems of locations such as the... More 

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Ligonier PA
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129 reviews 129 reviews
38 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Walk the strip to feel young again. Bars, bistros, fast food, vintage shopping and hopping street life; the heartbeat of the university culture.

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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128 reviews 128 reviews
28 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Brown University is directly off of Thayer Street. Very popular by the college population, you can find many restaurants and shops that cater to students. It's a fun street but often busy with college students. Great for people watching Street parking is free but spots are often difficult to find.

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Providence,RI
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Thayer Street is just that, a street. You could really stretch it and say it is 4 blocks long, but it is basically a commercial strip in an elitist neighborhood with an Ivy League school. Pretentious shops and restaurants mixed in with eclectic eateries. A nice diversion for an hour, but definitely NOT a destination, nor a "must see" when... More 

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West Greenwich, Rhode Island
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77 reviews 77 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

In my younger years, I used to hang around Thayer Street quite a bit. There were great record stores, shops, book stores, etc. Now, I think sometimes there are more pan handlers then students and people shopping. There are some nice restaurants on Thayer like Andreas and the Avon Cinema is a mainstay for art house movies. Great people watching!

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Milwaukee
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Thayer Street offers the high-energy feel you'd expect from the main drag of a college campus. But, unlike a lot of college stomping grounds, it offers a surprising number of good restaurants. While you'll find some chains for quick eats (Au Bon Pain, Starbucks, Ben & Gerry's), there are also some local restaurants (at least I believe they are) that... More 

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Great, diverse restaurants on the edge of the Brown campus! Something is available for everyone! From fast food to nice sit down restaurants... From desert and pastries to 5 course meals!

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Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Three of us spent a ladies weekend recently in Providence. Beautiful city! Great shopping if you are looking for extensive "mall" type shopping. We like the boutique shopping, just poking around. We were sent to Wickenden and Thayer streets, both of which were disappointing. Minimal to young..... We did find our way to Hope street which was fun and pleasant... More 

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New England
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This was fun to walk around, shop a little at local shops and we found some great eats. It is great to spend a few hours but certainly there isn't enough to do half a day or anything. Enjoyable and will go back again.

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Rhode Island
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39 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 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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Address: Address: Thayer Street, Providence, RI 02903
Phone Number: 401-555-1212
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Providence>  > College Hill

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