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Thames Street

Thames Street, Newport, RI
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Ranked #22 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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
30 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Very pleasant place to walk in the evening grab a beer or a meal and watch the world go by. Fair bit of choice of restaurants that should satisfy most people's preferences

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New York City, New York
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611 reviews 611 reviews
196 attraction reviews
1,565 helpful votes 1,565 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

Thames Street has all the usual tourist stuff, restaurants, shops, and of course the feel of being in a harbor town. I have not found a great restaurant there, but I have only been in a few. Fun to take a stroll.

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Holland, Michigan USA
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97 reviews 97 reviews
33 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

If you can find what you like here not sure you'll ever find it. People watching, pub, food, shopping... it has it all.

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Pretty repetetive stores, would be nice to find some nice boutiques like on Bellevue avenue As for restaurants I would recommend, hard to find a parking for free, try the side streets...

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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is the main walking area for most people. Crowded as can be but so what. Great window shopping, everything from t shirts to an antiques mall to ice cream shops. Just pure fun.

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Been wandering down this street for all of the 25 years annually stay in Newport for a week, and always enjoy trying new eating places, and browsing in the shops for unique and fun gifts and souvenirs for family members, young and older. Always changing and interesting people watching street too!

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New York City
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111 reviews 111 reviews
68 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Thames Street has plenty of shops and restaurants to enjoy both day and night. Enjoy walking the full length and pop into the different shops.

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Salem, Connecticut
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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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