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Bannister's Wharf

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Address: Bannister's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840

What used to be the center of Newport's commercial seaport in the colonial...

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.

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Real pretty place

nice spot for pictures, a little rest on benches, waiting for your boat, or shopping a bit in the boutiques

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Barbie C
Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

nice spot for pictures, a little rest on benches, waiting for your boat, or shopping a bit in the boutiques

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very beautiful place, great restaurants and views to die for (ships and boats) Nice shops and the place was very clean and felt very safe

Thank Randolph B
Wethersfield, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is just what you'd expect it to be. Classic ocean side fun in the beautiful Newport harbor. Plenty of restaurants, bars, and specialty retail shops -- something for everyone. It's always clean and well maintained too.

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Ludlow, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Bannister's Wharf and next door Bowen's Wharf are a great place to hang out, enjoy fine dining, shopping, have a drink and relax with spectacular views. Here you can also get on board one of the many boating, sailing tours of the Narragansett Bay. Try one or several, they're all great and the views are fabulous.

Thank Linda C
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If it is hot when you are visiting the area, come down to the Wharf. The ocean sea breeze will cool you and you will love walking the area. Food and shops a plenty!

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Monroe, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful area of Newport to explore. Great restaurants and shops. Definitely something for everyone...our family kept coming back to Bannisters Wharf on our stay. Fun atmosphere...not to be missed

Thank elizabeth615
Hughesville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We perused the shops, ate lunch at the lobster bar while awating a cruise in the bay. Very nice and eclectic stores and good food.

Thank mkilgus
Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to this location to take a cruise on the Rum Runner II. It was a delightful tour in Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay. The area also had a restaurant and shops.

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Mamou, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Much to do. People watch, shop, dine, and enjoy what Newport is all about. Lovely location with so much to see and do.

Thank Mike D
Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Limited time? Bannister's Wharf has a sampling of everything you can find in Newport - from harbor tours to T-shirts - with plenty of drinks & dining (from quick eats to fine dining), with great views of Newport harbor and Jamestown. Sure you'll want to walk to the other wharves (and Cliff Walk, or a mansion or two). But if... More 

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