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Address: Thames Street, Newport, RI
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Activities: Shopping, Hiking
Description: Popular Newport street filled with many shops.

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This street is old and modern at the same time. Most old buildings have been preserved but the shops, restaurants, etc. are up-to-date.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Ottawa, Canada

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Ottawa, Canada
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24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

This street is old and modern at the same time. Most old buildings have been preserved but the shops, restaurants, etc. are up-to-date.

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Brooklyn, New York, USA
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93 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

So anything you want to do you can find on thames.. it's where the parties are at lol.. narrow sidewalks ( not like NY) but it's a fun strip to go down. Chances are if your in newport you'll be on this street

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Cranston, Rhode Island
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135 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This is a great street for tourists. There are lots of cute shops. The restaurants can be pricey. So, check with a local to find out where to go for a good, inexpensive meal.

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RHODE ISLAND
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783 reviews
230 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

this street goes back to when the golden age was really golden and horse and buggy were used by the wealthy visitors to Newport,RI and the shops to service their needs sprung up. Newport was the place to be in the summer months and parties were done with no expense being too much. The street had gas lamps and cobbled... More 

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NJ
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92 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

A nice area with shops, restaurants, and some bars. Not that big of an area, but not bad for taking a walk.

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Arvada, Colorado, United States
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Wonderful street to walk down and explore the many little shops that Newport has to offer. There are lots of great restaurants and many have live music for your entertainment. careful on the roads as the cobblestone is uneven, I recommend ladies to wear flats.

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47 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Historical area with anything you need. We walked up and down shopping and eating. Very quaint and beautiful area. Just across is the wharf area with more shopping and food.

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Lucedale, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Pretty good with shops and restaurants. Beware of uneven side walks. Small sidewalks can be crowded during peak season.

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Durham, North Carolina
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16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

There are some great shops to check out in this area. While some are the typical souvenir shops, there's also nice card shops, a Tervis store, a spice shop, and some cute boutiques.

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New York City, New York
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34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This a very cute shopping area. There is a wide variety of both high and low end items for purchase. There are also a bunch of restaurants and candy/ice cream shoppes. Several art galleries and shops are sprinkled along the strip. Most have a very nautical theme. The streets are narrow and get very crowded by mid-afternoon. You will also... More 

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Address: Thames Street, Newport, RI
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport

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