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Thames Street

Thames Street, Newport, RI
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Ranked #22 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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Los Angeles
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243 reviews 243 reviews
204 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Our Hotel was on Thames street so we were right in the middle of the activity. We walked it both ways and looked at "everything". I did like the antiques at the Armory, but it is hard to buy stuff when you are flying. There were nice restaurants but some were very pricey. We did eat at the Subway by... More

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East Quogue, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

There are lots of cites in America that, unfortunately, look like this street with souvenir shops, t shirt shops and other useless stuff for sale. There is lots of charm in Newport, just not on Thames Street.

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New York City, New York
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

There is little to recommend most of Thames Street unless you like tourist shops for tee shirts. Several pub like restaurants are concentrated at the beginning of the street. The streets are filled with tourists. There is an antiques mall if you like that kind if shopping. If you travel further away from the beginning of the street there are... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This street is always filled with activity, good restaurants/bars, nice shops and is central for you to check out the waterside or other nearby trendy streets.

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Guilford, CT
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

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
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

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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7 helpful votes 7 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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