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Thames Street

Thames Street, Newport, RI
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Ranked #14 of 66 attractions in Newport
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping, Hiking
Description: Popular Newport street filled with many shops.
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English first
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We visited in mid April and enjoyed walking up and down this street many times. It is a fairly long and picturesque cobblestone street with interesting shops and eateries. I can imagine it would be mobbed in the summer but we enjoyed it at this time of year.

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Lodi, New Jersey
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90 reviews 90 reviews
35 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Thames Street has a lot of nice little stores, and it is where all of the wharfs in Newport are located. However, it can be busy, and the sidewalks are not big, so be prepared for a slow pace and bring patience. Oh, and, um, bring money too...the stores aren't cheap! Remember, it's tourist-central!

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Fairport, N.Y.
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266 reviews 266 reviews
108 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Interesting shops and restaurants, though nearly everything on offer here is both overpriced and of mediocre to low quality. In summer it is considerably livelier and a good place to people watch; winter/spring, it's pretty much a snooze.

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Bergen County New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Thames Street is divided into two sections. Regular Thames Street consists of the area that runs parallel to America's Cup Avenue and has several name brand stores such as Express, Banana Republic, Yankee Candle, Starbucks and Panera Bread. It is a great shopping area sprinkled with pubs and cafes for grabbing a coffee or a beer. Continuing on Thames Street... More

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River Edge, New Jersey
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68 reviews 68 reviews
25 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Love the cobblestone effect of the street, although cars are allowed it is mostly pedestrian-friendly. Lots of little shops for popping into, local treasures as well as national brands like The Banana Republic, Gap, etc. It would not be complete without restaurants, and a variety can be found on Thames Street, from very casual to tablecloth covered formality. A fun... More

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Hamburg, NY
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Great place to enjoy history.....large inventory of homes from the 1600's and 1700's, great shops and restaurants and on the waterfront as well. Have been there several times for Restaurant week and always stay on Thames Street, park the car and walk everywhere. Great getaway!

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Mims
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This street built in the 1600's still quite well maintained, and charming. It was lovely to look at and interesting to see how well built it was.

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Fishkill, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Many shops to choose from, plenty to see. Very good restaurants and pubs. We went on Thames many times during on our stay.

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Bethel, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Cobblestone street with many interesting places to eat and shop. Right next to the Brick Market Place you could spend all day in this area of town.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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112 reviews 112 reviews
56 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

There's lots to see & do on this street. Start at the end near the parking garage & just walk & enjoy. There are many shops, restaurants, booths where you can sign up for a boat tour of the harbor (highly recommended), the Armory, has antiques. Just remember most of the restaurants are expensive, its a tourist place. Don't be... More

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