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Thames Street

Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840
+1 401-374-2553
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Great way to spend an afternoon! Shops, food, people watching!

We happened to go on a weekend, and stopped at CVS, then after just walked to Thames Street a few... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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This street has it all.........a destination

The must see - place to see it all in Newport. Food, fun and lots of history. Took a lovely self... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Popular Newport street filled with many shops.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“great shopping” (21 reviews)
“cute shops” (16 reviews)
“window shopping” (13 reviews)
Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840
+1 401-374-2553
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We happened to go on a weekend, and stopped at CVS, then after just walked to Thames Street a few streets down to avoid parking fees. Cute stretch of road with different shops and restaurants at various wharfs to people watch, eat, browse. We particularly...More

Thank fotogirl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The must see - place to see it all in Newport. Food, fun and lots of history. Took a lovely self guided walk on this street and many of the adjoining ones... imagining it in its earlier days.

1  Thank MMeston
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Nice walking district, plenty of shops, coffee/pastry, bars, restaurants B&Bs with lovely scenery and history. Highly recommend Hydrangea House on Bellevue.

Thank Wendy M M
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Thames Street has every kind of shop you could want. Additionally the restaurants along the way are wonderful. We needed a scarf, we got those at the Gap...we needed to eat so we went to Benjamin's Raw Bar, I wanted a charm for my bracelet...More

Thank Martha N
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Crowded street, not enough parking, lots of overpriced shops. I guess it was good to say I've been there. Don't think I'll spend any more time there though.

Thank Bobby L
Reviewed 28 October 2017

We stayed at the Wyndham Onshore Resort on Thames Street. The location was excellent as we were right in the historic district, walking distance to a lot of restaurants, shops, things to do, Visitors Center, Museum of History, Madeilene Sailing. Had a great time!

Thank Judy H
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Continuation of Americas Cup Road, Thames Street (Americans pronounce the TH unlike us Brits) worth knowing if you are asking directions. A Great street with the Waterfront and shops.

1  Thank DavidManchester107
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Parked along the street and paid the meter with my credit card for 2 hours. Came back and still had time on the meter but had a parking ticket. Saw the meter maid and asked her about it and she showed me I had paid...More

1  Thank Arbuckle M
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Our experience was that I gave up on a parking spot and just drove along. Between regular tourists and the people from the cruise ship, the area was packed and crowded. It didn't look to be enjoyable on a busy Sunday afternoon. I imagine that...More

Thank NeverUnpacked
Reviewed 18 October 2017

My favorite shop was Bite Me Bait Shop for cleverly designed tee shirts. I visited there several times and bought three shirts, all of which were appreciated by the recipients for the colorful shirts and clever sayings.

Thank Gipsymom
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Erin F
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
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
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