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Thames Street

Thames Street, Newport, RI
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Ranked #19 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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Atlanta, Georgia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
29 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Thames Street is charming but the shops are what you would expect on such a street. Nothing extraordinary. Still worth going and a pleasant stroll.

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Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Shops and reasonably priced restaurants. This is a fun street to walk down and just window shop or people watch.

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Loudonville, New York
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125 reviews 125 reviews
9 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Typical tourist trap shops, ice cream stores, rude people and restaurants that one can find in any waterfront town. We once thought that Newport was unique with its upscale mansions and placed to visit and dine. As we have aged Newport has sort of lost its special luster and is becoming more homogenized.

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Newport, New Hampshire
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Great place to people watch. Lots of places to sit outside and eat! Nice art galleries. Quaint buildings.

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141 reviews 141 reviews
45 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Like so many tourist towns, there is that main road with all the shops. Something about Thames street is just that little bit better for me. Cobblestone & brick in many places there is just a different feel in some areas. There are SO many shops you can visit. Some very mainstream like The Gap, and others that you only... More

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Alexandria, VA
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304 reviews 304 reviews
127 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is the main street running through the heart of Newport, following the edge of harbor as it winds south to Ocean Drive. A variety of shops, most of which are local with a few national chains included, line the street. An excellent selection of restaurants scattered throughout provide sustenance. Visit the Bowen Wharf for a closer look at the... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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81 reviews 81 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Thames Street is a wonderful place to walk with the family after dinner. There are plenty of shops and food vendors to satisfy one's shopping addiction or ice cream craving. Many of the shops seem to close early though, so if you plan to walk do not do so late. If you want a table at your preferred time, make... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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68 reviews 68 reviews
20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

There are lots of boutique type shops and non-chain restaurants along this street which makes for a nice stroll. Parking is an issue but we were able to score a spot both times we visited. We ate lunch at a little retro diner and had a late afternoon coffee break, too. We walked down to the water which is about... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Plenty of shopping, lots of restaurants to choice from or just enjoy the scenery of the marina and relax.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Had a nice time walking around Thames Street a couple of different times. Did some shopping for Newport souvenirs and ate at a couple of bars while having a couple of beers as well. Very relaxed atmosphere. Enjoyed it there.

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