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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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Touristy visit location.

Thames Street is the main drag in Newport, and in the summer months (mid-june through August) it is jammed with tourists. Expect to pay premium rates during this time, and while... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Newport, Rhode Island

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Newport, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Thames Street is the main drag in Newport, and in the summer months (mid-june through August) it is jammed with tourists. Expect to pay premium rates during this time, and while the weather for three months is really great, Thames street is just another tourist trap...but fun to walk.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Always so busy, lots of little boutique shops and restaurants. Not my cup of tea, but not a shopper, cute if you haven't been before

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West Hempstead, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

There are plenty of touristy shops as well as places to eat. Just be warned since this is a huge tourist area the prices are a little steep.

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Upstate Ny
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Thames Street has alot of shopping and dining along it. From souvenior type stores to higher end specialty shops. It is convenient to the wharf and the Wyndham timeshares. We always wander that area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Shopping, scooter rentals, restaurants. Fun place to hang out or get ice cream. Unique shops, historical area where you can take walks on the side streets to see homes of famous authors.

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Westfield, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This was very crowded but if you are looking for souvenirs, you may find something here. Also, lots of great restaurants along this street. If you are interested, make sure you book in advance as they fill up quickly. If you don' t like crowds, you may want to avoid.

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Manchester, ct
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Crowded but love the atmosphere. Lots of shops and food. Wear your walking shoes! Loved the pier resturaunt. Streets are crowded and busy.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This was our second trip to Newport (which we love) and it was as wonderful as the first. We love Thames Street, its the place to visit anytime while in town. So many shops, restaurants, bars, and entertainment, try to have a plan when you go (LOL) or maybe not. Just have fun and a good time on Thames.

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Lockport, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Fun! Families during the day, bachelor/bachelorette parties at night. Crowded in the summer but amazing dining and shops!

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Centereach, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Loved just walking up and down this street. Don't miss walking to both ends, down to Washington Square and to the other end toward Bellevue. Lots of restaurants, bars, shops.

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