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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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The streets were decorated with tiny white lights, each pub, restaurant and store front was decorated for the holiday. There were warming gas fires along the street, just a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2015
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Farmingdale, New York
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Long Island, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We drove around endlessly looking for a parking spot or somewhere to squeeze in, going around in circles, but every parking lot was full or it was private parking. There was nowhere on the street either so we missed out on some things we wanted to do. Maybe it was because it was on a Saturday?

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Long Island NY
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

It's a little tricky getting in and out of the Thames St. area, make sure you know your restaurants location well in advance of your trip, for parking reasons!

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Farmingdale, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The streets were decorated with tiny white lights, each pub, restaurant and store front was decorated for the holiday. There were warming gas fires along the street, just a perfect way to spend New Years

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Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Took my first day back in Newport in decades to walk Thames, Spring Street and part of Bellevue Avenue. All three look great, many new improvements and a plethora of interesting (for the most part - except some obvious touristy places) shops, buildings, historic sites, businesses, etc. Everything looked great on a late spring day. I did some like shopping... More 

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Kentucky
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22 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We stayed in a hotel on Thames Street and found that it was the perfect location to walk to shopping and restaurants. It made it easy to come back to the hotel and then go back out in the evenings. We were glad we chose the Thames Street location and we looked at many others.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Thames Street is filled with shops hawking all the Chinese tourist t-shirts and other items. The Museum Shop is more high-brow as well as some galleries along the way. Restaurants line the main st. and parking is impossible. You can take charter boats for tours in the harbor and out to Rose Lighthouse. Thames Street is a magnet for young... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Nice area to walk around. Close to harbour & lots of small shops, pubs, restaurants & some art shops. I enjoyed the Antique Armory which has many small traders inside selling antiques. Lots of marine & yachting bits. Enjoyed walking around there. Overall Thames St is pleasant to walk around & worth a visit but not a must see.

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Felton, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Lots of t-shirt shops and other touristy shops. Quite narrow for driving and limited parking. Better to find parking on a side street and walk it if you want to give it a try. Nothing special in my opinion.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

My wife liked the armory antique store. The busy harbor was cool, a lot of nice boats if your into that kind of stuff. I've been to a lot of touristy towns like this, and this is definitely not on my top 10 "I have to come back here" places. If not for the proximity to the piers and the... More 

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Los Angeles
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

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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