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Great restaurants, shops & sailing & water opportunities. I took a sunset sail & loved it! Seeing... read more

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Denver, Colorado

I spent time shopping and eating here. A great place to spend some time close to the water. Right... read more

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“lots of shops”(9 reviews)
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...more
Bannister's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great restaurants, shops & sailing & water opportunities. I took a sunset sail & loved it! Seeing all the yachts is fascinating - The Lives of the VERY rich! From quick inexpensive snacks to luxury fine dining.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent time shopping and eating here. A great place to spend some time close to the water. Right in the center of things

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Bannister's Wharf is a must see while in Nnewport, RI. Outstanding shops, restaurants and an outsanding place to take in the water, boats and people that flood this treasure! The night life is fantastic!

Thank ScottB3321
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very nice area to walk, shop and eat for any couple or family. Nice tourist shops line the street with many choices for restaurants. I like that you can eat outside! TIP: If you are staying in Newport, leave your car in...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good place to stop to eat, shop and wandering around by the boats. You may even decide to take a boat trip out...

Thank Kathryn M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a definite stop for anyone going to Newport. Lots of shops and restaurants, lots of activity, but not too crowded. Watch where you are walking -- some of the brick paving is uneven. Best spot on the wharf, facing America's Cup Avenue, is...More

Thank serenitywriter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Busy, full of tourists and souvenir shops, but is also the assembly point for some of the boat tours. Worth a walk-about.

Thank EdwardVK
Reviewed August 12, 2018

If you love the touristy upbeat atmosphere, this is for you! It is a bustling area filled with families, groups of friends, bachelorette parties, etc., all walking around, shopping, stopping for drinks etc. Never did we feel that it was too crazy a party atmosphere...More

Thank SART91
Reviewed August 3, 2018

This wharf has some of the best shops in Newport. There is also nice restaurants and a nice view of the marina.

Thank samanthajfindlay
Reviewed August 1, 2018

Newport at its best ,wharf lined with restaurants and tourist shops,yachts and sailboats pulled up for everyone to admire. A busy lively fun atmosphere plenty of watering holes to wet your thirst.

Thank Kathy M
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February 13, 2018|
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Response from Ron S | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I have seen numerous people walking with their dogs. People even bring their young dogs to the wharf to socialize, have people pet them, etc. Given that Neil K. posted that pets are not allowed, I called the wharf. I... More
February 13, 2018|
Response from Dean_Amy-2004 | Reviewed this property |
It’s a street shopping area, so there wouldn’t be an issue walking on the street. There may be issues with taking the dog into the stores; that would be up to each store if they allowed it. Unless it’s a service dog, doubt... More
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October 16, 2016|
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Response from Byron1944 | Reviewed this property |
As for the walk it is about ten blocks and is easily doable. I can't answer about the coffee.