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Bannister's Wharf

Bannister's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
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Ranked #2 of 23 shopping in Newport
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Specialty Shops
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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126 reviews 126 reviews
43 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
18 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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113 reviews 113 reviews
28 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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Franklin Lakes, NJ
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

A great destination for shopping eating and people watching. Touristy but fun none the less. I like to grab a drink and people watch

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Gladwyne, Pennsylvania
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208 attraction reviews
348 helpful votes 348 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

While you're in Newport visiting the mansions, make sure you make a stop at Bannister's Wharf. There are plenty of stores to browse around in with lots of restaurants too. The scenery is lovely right on the water and we even rented a boat and putted around the harbor with some gigantic private yachts to ogle as we just relaxed... More

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Bognor Regis, UK
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54 reviews 54 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Plenty to wander about and look at, restaurants, shops with a relaxed atmosphere. I've been here a few times now and would highly recommend it.

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Mahwah
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

If shopping is your thing, you will find many fun stores to wander through. There are too many to select one in particular, but you do have a selection. Also, lots of restaurants for lunch or dinner.

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WORCESTER
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273 reviews 273 reviews
103 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Lots of shops and restaurants. Fun bustling area. We were in Newport with friends and we all enjoyed strolling through this area.

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