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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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Nice seaside spot!

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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374 reviews 374 reviews
144 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 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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512 reviews 512 reviews
247 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 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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323 reviews 323 reviews
78 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 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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151 attraction reviews
192 helpful votes 192 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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132 reviews 132 reviews
45 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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Havertown
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71 reviews 71 reviews
18 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

If you've never been to Newport, RI...checking out Bannister's Wharf and Bowen's Wharf in Newport, RI is a must see! Newport RI has so many things to offer to everyone, shopping, site-seeing, historical buildings...a great place to visit!

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We came here to catch our sailboat tour and found more to do than just sailing. There are many cool shops and places to eat. We ended up eating at one of the nearby restaurants after our sailing outing.

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Lynn, Massachusetts
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142 reviews 142 reviews
35 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Nice place with shops but mostly closed due to holiday. Much more lively in the better weather months.

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