Thames Street

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caribbeantraveler91
Pennsylvania1,134 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
We stayed a block off Thames. We were pleasantly surprised by how many restaurants, bars and shops were on this street. We were only in Newport a few days, and didn’t get to try half the restaurants this street has to offer. You can find clothing, glass, art, specialty popcorn, homemade candy, ice cream, items for your pet, and on and on. Newport offers the usual brand name brick and mortar stores, but you’d be missing out on some great products, if you didn’t shop local. This is probably the busiest street in Newport, so be prepared for crowds.
Written July 11, 2021
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Mike A
22 contributions
Oct 2021
If you're on foot, you'll spend a lot of time along Thames. Bouchard and the Oyster house were excellent choices for meals, but be sure you book Bouchard in advance. It's dressy. The menu is unique (but not one where you can't find anything you'll like) and the food and service are impeccable. The souffle there is almost enough to justify a trip to Newport.
Written October 7, 2021
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intothemystic623
New York City, NY77 contributions
Aug 2021
Extremely clean with places to eat every where. Plenty of shopping. A lot of walking so make sure you have on a good pair of sneakers and/or comfortable shoes. Some things are pricey but if you search hard enough, you can get a sweatshirt for $25. Definitely more expensive at the wharf.
Written August 19, 2021
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jaybeeFL
Palm Harbor, FL2,910 contributions
Aug 2021
Popular street lined with souvenir shops, clothing boutiques, restaurants, bars, and novelty purveyors. One block off the waterfront and near several piers where scenic harbor cruises are offered as well as the Jamestown ferries. The place is mobbed in the summer and especially so on weekends. The street is usually jammed with autos and pedestrian traffic. We tried to avoid it after our initial foray along its narrow walkways.
Written August 17, 2021
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Mmerola22
320 contributions
Mar 2022 • Family
I would never be able to stand this area during the summer as I can only imagine the onslaught of tourists. However, during the off-season, quite a cute little area to shop. There are multiple choices for food or shopping; high end stores included. Worth a stop.
Written March 18, 2022
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capeanncondo
St. George, Bermuda12 contributions
Sep 2021
Walking up and down Thames Street during our 3 day stay in Newport was very enjoyable. Lots of people, coffee shops, restaurants, and retail shops....not to mention easy access to several wharfs and gorgeous boats. The character of the Thames Street neighborhood is lovely!
Written September 25, 2021
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Adrienne A
Whitestone, NY88 contributions
Feb 2022
Great for shopping, an afternoon stroll and eateries. The Fudgery, The Midtown Oyster Bar, The Red Parrot, Bouchard are just a few of the places NOT to miss (reservations are a must). Beautiful seaside town with everyone so kind and attentive!
Written February 23, 2022
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John A
Providence, RI200 contributions
Jul 2021
There is always something to see on Thames Street. But where? It begins where the touristy part of Newport is and extends to the residential area.

The shops are amazing and unusual. You can purchase just about anything, lunch or dine and several amazing restaurants or just get a quick bite. There are specialty shops, art galleries, oddities shops, candy stores and restaurants galore! This is a fun filled day. AND you haven't even gone to the Warf yet!! Another great place. So if you're planning a trip to Newport, plan on spending a day just walking Thames Street!
Written September 12, 2021
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rosalynm600
Mableton, United States4 contributions
Oct 2019
Thames street in Newport RI is a great place to stroll spring, summer, and fall. Historic buildings blend with modern shopping areas. There are great restaurants and shops. The street is fairly long, but walkable and water views abound. There are also several hotels located on the strip.
Written March 7, 2020
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Allison A
39 contributions
Nov 2021 • Solo
Easy spot if you're looking to window shop and/or eat. A good chunk of the businesses are between Memorial Blvd and Wellington Ave. Ocean Scenic Drive starts on Wellington so it's a good transition to another activity. Even though it's a small street, there is a lot of traffic passing through. I was surprised with the noise pollution and smoke from the cars passing through.
Written November 2, 2021
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