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“Nice shopping options but crowded with students” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Thayer Street

Thayer Street
Thayer Street, Providence, RI 02903 (College Hill)
401-555-1212
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Ranked #23 of 63 Attractions in Providence
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: Dining, Shopping
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Owner description: Students from Brown University, and other schools in the area, congregate on this funky street that boasts vintage clothing shops, bookstores, music shops and cafes.
Providence, Rhode Island
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13 attraction reviews
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“Nice shopping options but crowded with students”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Thayer has lots of quick, counter service restaurants due to its location in the heart of college hill. There are lots of little independent shops and some good cloth purchasing options. However, its loaded with students and can be a bit crowded during the school year. Parking can be a bit tricky as well.

Visited December 2012
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Providence, Rhode Island, United States
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“great shopping place :)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

Thayer street is most deff one of the best places for a gift if you stop at one of the many stores such as urban outfitters ...(etc). Also a great place to stop and eat when your hungry. And if you just want a good show pass by the movie theater :P.

Visited October 2012
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Boston, MA
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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
“Great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Thayer is mostly a place to go to eat! Tons of restaurants to choose from, depending on what kind of food you are looking for! Also, some cute little shops and the Brown Bookstore and coffee shops line the street. Nice place to wonder on an evening before heading to the Avon Cinema for a movie!

Visited December 2012
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Foodies in Providence”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

I've lived in Providence for 3 years. Everytime if I'm craving for some gourmet, regardless it's Japanese, Korean, American, or Mexican cuisine, I can always found them on Thayer Street!

Visited May 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Fun walk”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

I wouldn't go completely out of my way for a visit to Thayer Street, but if you're in the area and are looking for a funky shop or decent bite to eat, it's worth a stop.

Visited November 2012
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