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Bowen's Wharf

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Bowen's Wharf, Historic Hill, St Mary's Church, White Horse Tavern

Newport is a seaside city known for its famous historic mansions and its rich sailing history. It... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Shop. Eat. Fun.

Great restaurants and shops. Nice walk overlooking the harbor. Enjoyed our Lobster Rolls and tee... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
West Hempstead, New York
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Welcome to Newport's premiere year-round destination! Brick walks, granite quays, and 18th century commercial wharf buildings bring you back to Bowen's beginnings as a thriving seaport in one of the finest natural harbors in New England. Trading...more
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13 Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-3004
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Newport is a seaside city known for its famous historic mansions and its rich sailing history. It also has more colonial houses and public buildings than any other city in America. Every other building you see has a National Registry Plaque on its facade. A...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

Great restaurants and shops. Nice walk overlooking the harbor. Enjoyed our Lobster Rolls and tee shirt shopping.

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed October 30, 2018

We walked around this area and did some souvenir shopping - great selections of various kinds of food, snacks, clothing, knick-knacks. Anchor Toffee offered free samples and we had to buy some.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MimiandPapa2862
Reviewed October 8, 2018

What a cute area. Lots of restaurants and bars. Cute shops to walk around and look into. Freshly baked cookies at the cookie shop and nice art galleries as well. Good way to spend several hours if you are in the area.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

It’s one of the most famous spots in Newport for a reason — along with adjacent Bannister’s Wharf, Bowen’s is a one-of-a-kind place for shopping, dining, and people-watching. Given that it’s right on the water, it makes sense that you feel connected to the sea...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed September 14, 2018

This is the place where you'll find all your shops, restaurants and bars. Easy walking distance to hotels and easy to get around.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 9, 2018

I spend quite a bit of time wandering around here. It is a good place to eat, shop and enjoy the Newport ambiance.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 1, 2018

Beautiful place to spend time. Many shops, galleries, coffees spots and restaurants. Of course every thing is on the expensive side. Don’t miss the opportunity to take a sailing cruise.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Yelena892
Reviewed September 1, 2018

We absolutely LOVE Newport, RI!!! Being sailors from the Midwest (Michigan), we love the atmosphere of everything boats and water. In my humble opinion, this is the sailing mecca of the East Coast and quite possibly the entire United States! Bowen's Wharf gets you right...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ScottB3321
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Nice to walk through and look at all the restaurants and shops and people watch. If you are lucky enough to get a chair or bench to sit down you can people watch for hours. Lots of restaurants and shops too.

Date of experience: August 2018
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October 2, 2018|
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Response from AJandCin | Reviewed this property |
Would be crowded. Make reservations to eat if possible. Walk a way to park car in garage. Can be a bit pricey.
September 24, 2017|
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Response from sanitationgirl2000 | Reviewed this property |
across the street is Thames street. Its like many blocks of parking Facing the main road which you will cross over to get to the wharf. Its VERY difficult to find parking. I was there at 10:30 and couldnt find anything on... More
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July 3, 2017|
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Response from Traci P | Reviewed this property |
Usually 6-7pm