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Address: Bannister's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
Description: What used to be the center of Newport's commercial seaport in the colonial...
What used to be the center of Newport's commercial seaport in the colonial days, is now the hub of Newport's harbor side shopping and dining, where you can find eclectic boutiques, sophisticated and casual restaurants side by side and cozy waterfront rooms.
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Have to walk down here!

Great and interesting wharf, super stores and super restaurants - hard to choose, walk to the end and look over the water at all the boats, many boats are for renting a spot on a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Manchester, Connecticut

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Manchester, Connecticut
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77 reviews 77 reviews
30 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great and interesting wharf, super stores and super restaurants - hard to choose, walk to the end and look over the water at all the boats, many boats are for renting a spot on a two-hour cruise around Newport - not to be missed.

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Baltimore, USA
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159 reviews 159 reviews
53 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

That is sort of an oxymoron, as not many folks are bustling around Newport. This is a place to kick back and relax, explore and enjoy! There are lots of things to see and do on Bannister's what, but the Black Pearl restaurant (including the outside casual pub) tops the list and sets the tone for the wharf. The venerable... More 

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Woodstown, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We only had one day in town and wanted to get all the important things done...trolley tour, Cliff Walk, Breakers, Ocean Drive. We got back to the hotel for a short relaxation time and then tried to decide where to eat. We settled on The Landing in BW. After dinner we strolled around wandering into the different shops. THIS was... More 

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Top Contributor
380 reviews 380 reviews
147 attraction reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Perfect in the spring and summer to stroll around and have a few drinks or go shopping. Also you can reserve sailing excursions too. A nice seaside destination.

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Really enjoyed coming down here when I was in town for a few days in the autumn. I didn't take a look at any of the shops but did find my self in most of the food and drink establishments. All of which were very good. The place I did enjoy was the Coffee Grinder right at the end. I... More 

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Felton, California
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548 reviews 548 reviews
266 attraction reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Lots of shops and expensive restaurants in the area. Very busy. Sailing ships leave from here so it you are signed up, you have to go thru this. Close to the beginning of Thames St.

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Miami, Florida
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350 reviews 350 reviews
84 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

A beautiful place with quaint shops and seafood taverns. Wander the wooden planks and take pictures of the boats and bay. A true piece of New England.

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Union City, New Jersey, United States
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592 reviews 592 reviews
151 attraction reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

A nice pier with several shops, bars, and restaurants in the heart of Newport. The Block Island Ferry leaves from nearby and several harbor cruises leave from here as well. Definitely checkout the deck chairs at the end of the pier by the Coffee Grinder in the morning for a relaxing way to start the day. Grab some lunch on... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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140 reviews 140 reviews
47 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This is a great place to do some serious shopping...from J. Crew to locally made products...get out your credit cards! Parking is found in the lots nearby but come early when it is high season because it will be jammed packed!

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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

This area of Newport is along the water. The downside is that parking is hard to find during busy summer months, and as much as you would think you would be able to walk along the water, you cannot. The areas are blocked by boat slips and a hotel, which leaves the total experience lacking. The up side of this... More 

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Address: Address: Bannister's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport

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