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Thames Street

Thames Street, Newport, RI
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Ranked #21 of 67 Attractions in Newport
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping, Hiking
Description: Popular Newport street filled with many shops.
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Guilford, CT
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Great food and great shopping! FLUKE was amazing, Black Pearl has the best clam chowder and Clark Cooke house has the best Sunday brunch with a live piano player!

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Blue Bell
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Thames street was chock full of wonderful stores and restaurants .Armory Antiques is a must see for anyone interested in old and unusual finds.The shops and restaurants offer something for everyone . There are ice cream stores, fudge and candy stores, interesting boutiques , tons of restaurants specializing in many different ethnic foods , t shirt shops where you can... More

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Narragansett, Rhode Island
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Recently, Thames Street has come alive with many boutique businesses, and makes for a full day of walking. There is also Armory Antiques, where 90 dealers display their collections, and the Samuel Whitehorne Museum. There is also a store selling infused oils and vinegars.It was a real treat visiting there after not having done so for a few years.

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Toronto, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We went to Newport having little knowledge of what to expect. Aware of the history and so on but not really aware of what there was to do. When we drove into town and it was nice, quaint and the history was evident but when we turned the corner onto Thames Street that sold us. Wow. Lots to see do... More

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New York City, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

A lot of quaint little shops,antiques and restaurants. A must see along with a mansion and the cliff walk

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Los Angeles, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I loved walking here it made me wanting to live there, being part of it. Love the combination of Old and Modern of this side of Newport. It is crowded in a weekend day, but it's worth the workout. Finding parking would be a hassle

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Binghamton, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

You can't go to Newport without a walk down Thames street--all the nightlife and restaurants, the beauty of the boats and the harbor, it's a must if you get to Newport.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
30 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Very pleasant place to walk in the evening grab a beer or a meal and watch the world go by. Fair bit of choice of restaurants that should satisfy most people's preferences

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New York City, New York
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624 reviews 624 reviews
200 attraction reviews
1,605 helpful votes 1,605 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

Thames Street has all the usual tourist stuff, restaurants, shops, and of course the feel of being in a harbor town. I have not found a great restaurant there, but I have only been in a few. Fun to take a stroll.

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Holland, Michigan USA
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106 reviews 106 reviews
35 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

If you can find what you like here not sure you'll ever find it. People watching, pub, food, shopping... it has it all.

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