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Address: Bannister's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
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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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a very nice part of walking around in Newport,RIn

an old wharf that now has come alive with great shops,stores,eating places of all styles,types,prices,so that everyone can just have a great time and spend most of an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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RHODE ISLAND
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

an old wharf that now has come alive with great shops,stores,eating places of all styles,types,prices,so that everyone can just have a great time and spend most of an afternoon,looking,shopping,eating in one outstanding location. People watching,check the large boats,some the size of small ships that are in port.Those are mostly private and cost into the millions of dollars each.I love the... More 

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The Bannister's Wharf shopping area has a New England-y feel to it. The shops and restaurants are all independently owned (no chains), which makes it feel quaint. It's the kind of place where a window shopper could lose his/herself for hours, especially if you stop for a meal with a view of the water.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Lots of places to shop and eat. It was 4th of July weekend so it was lively, entertaining and relaxing.

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Ottawa, Canada
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12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This is right downtown and easily accessible. It was really busy on the hot afternoon we visited. Lots of eating places, shops, etc.

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Bannister's Wharf is a fun location with lots of shops, galleries, and eateries. It's a great place to people watch and enjoy the sites of Newport Harbor. Stop and grab an ice cream at Sprinkles or a drink, or meal at one of the fun restaurants. There are plenty of neat little local stores and galleries to pop into as... More 

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Manchester, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 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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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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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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