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Thames Street

Thames Street, Newport, RI
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Ranked #20 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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Salem, Connecticut
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I went into this cute store with friends on 7/24/14. The owner was disengaging and texting on her phone. I asked her about the pocketbooks that were knockoffs; she said " you've asked me about them 3 times, you're clearly not going to buy anything so why don't you just leave! She was VERY RUDE AND LOUD! I left and... More

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Bristol, CT, USA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We love to walk and thames st is a great place to do just that. Lots of quaint boutique style shops, some can be pricey others more reasonable. Lots of restaurants, some that change often and others that have been around for years, and many other snack places. There's something for every member of the family somewhere along thames st.... More

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

some nice stores, but it was a bit repetitive. We saw some of the same stores with the same merchandise two or three times.

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Trumbull, Connecticut
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Other than the mansions and the beaches, this is where all of the action is. There are so many restaurants and shops that you couldn't possibly hit them all.

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North Providence, Rhode Island
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Thames St is right next to Perrotti Park, where the cruise ship tendors drop the tourists off. Everything is condensed and overpriced because they have thousands of shoppers that don't have any choice but to shop there. If you have a car, there are better places in Newport to go to.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I bought a Kurti tunic at Chez Shell on 7/19. It was sold to me for $48. On Tuesday 7/22 I found the same tunic-same brand, size and color at another store down the street (Bellevue Beauty Walk) for $26. The owner at Chez Shell jacked up her price $22!! I brought the tunic from Chez Shell with the tag... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
29 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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

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
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

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

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