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Thames Street

Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840
+1 401-374-2553
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Main street to visit driving through

This is the street to get a good vibe of Newport. Yeah, touristy shops but also some local places... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Keith T
You're Average Touristy Spot

Thames St was nice - lots of restaurants and shops. Nice to walk through and do a little window... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Smithtown, New York
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Popular Newport street filled with many shops.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840
+1 401-374-2553
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Reviewed yesterday

This is the street to get a good vibe of Newport. Yeah, touristy shops but also some local places as well. And plenty of restaurants to choose from

Thank Keith T
Reviewed 3 days ago

Thames St was nice - lots of restaurants and shops. Nice to walk through and do a little window shopping, grab a bite to eat, etc.

Thank StaceyCo1
Reviewed 1 week ago

the main street of old Newport. many shops and restaurants. good mix of nice and more casual eateries and higher end shops with more touristy shops. some good water views. it is probably 12-16 blocks long

Thank timriordan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our timeshare was right in the heart of this busy street with a wide variety of shops, restaurants and activities amidst a beautiful historic area. We always found some place interested to shop and eat each day we were there.

Thank Marie121316
Reviewed 1 week ago

Full of restaurants, shopping, and water views. Nice to stroll along or stop to people watch. Saw 8 bachelorette parties in less than 2 hours! Clearly a place to have fun. Also, a great place for families to walk around and enjoy the sites.

Thank Pauline12345978
Reviewed 1 week ago

The street is packed with restaurants, souvenir shops and specialty shops. Architecture varies and can be interesting. Explore wharfs and side streets

Thank cjdotheworld
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For a tourist area, this is well above average and in general filled with interesting shops and galleries.

Thank Will W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this street - great shopping, restaurants, bars, etc. You can keep yourself entertained all day just stopping into various places as you walk along!

Thank li_walk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thames street is that street every tourist town has with many of its shops and places to eat. It is a cobble stone street which makes it a little different than some. Parking can be tricky and a little pricey (although a reviewer said you...More

Thank IK720
Reviewed 23 May 2017

worth a stroll, shops, local eateries, but watch out for the expensive street parking.....and do not park just anywhere, cars need a window sticker..

1  Thank Leonabp
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Erin W
We are looking to go to Newport in August, how late are the shops and restaurants typically open on weekdays?
17 May 2017|
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Response from donnaa855 | Reviewed this property |
I'm usually in Newport off season. But my son lives there all summer he says....restaurants and bars usually close by 1am. The small shops usually close down between 8-9pm. Have a fun time in August!! It's also the right... More
We will be going to Newport for 2 nights the beginning of March. We're going to tour a few of the mansions but would like to hit some shops too. I checked and 5 of the mansions are open - what about the shops on Thames street?
10 February 2017|
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Response from Larry B | Reviewed this property |
When we were there in Jan., a number of smaller shops had signs the read something like "Closed for the Season" (don't know when the season ends) or more specifically "See You in April". Quite a few just said something like... More
Where do you park to visit Thames Street?
10 October 2016|
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Response from beachbum243 | Reviewed this property |
Parking on side streets is free if you get there early. Lot parking on season runs $10.00, off season you can park there for free. Meter parking is available on Thames St. Small cars are best, as this is a tight fit and... More