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Thames Street

Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840
+1 401-374-2553
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"Cobblestones and small shops"

Noisy drive with the cobblestone street. This area is a good way to pass a couple hours while... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2017
Indianapolis, Indiana
Downtown area, nice to walk but not too much overall

Not too many shops overall to buy things in, especially with so many outlets nearby. Does have some... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2017
Katherine T
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Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840
+1 401-374-2553
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

Noisy drive with the cobblestone street. This area is a good way to pass a couple hours while looking for treasures to take home. Restaurants, shops, and a nautical museum has something for everyone to enjoy. The harbor is a short walk away, and seagulls...More

1  Thank beachbum243
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Not too many shops overall to buy things in, especially with so many outlets nearby. Does have some great restaurants but not a place for shopping or much views.

Thank Katherine T
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Went to Newport for the weekend. Unfortunately for us we went on the weekend of the annual St Patricks day parade. We are not into the bar scene so this was not for us. Most of the things we wanted to do were closed because...More

Thank 7Lisal
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Cute street with lots of shops and restaurants. We were there in the off season so many of the shops and even restaurants were closed. But it was still nice to walk around and window shop - though it was pretty cold the day we...More

Thank patl95
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

The most popular street in downtown newport durin the season a place to go and shop eat and see the amazing boats on the dock next to the sea beautifull !!!

1  Thank John P
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We smelled waffel cones baking, saw ice-skaters enjoying the special ice rink, felt the breeze of the ocean as we walked along the shop lined streets.

Thank maggievana
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

I love Newport. It felt very safe, very much part of nature, and very posh all at the same time. I have a memory of this street at sunset and the cobblestones glowed and the beautiful Buskers Irish Pub was calling to me saying "come...More

Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed 26 February 2017

You can find your delight of restaurants, sweet shops, icecream and many stores for antiques and clothing and etc... Fun place to be...

Thank barefootmagic
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Being one of the main roads in Newport for tourists to visit, Thames Street always seems to have something going on, even in the winter. Many of the restaurants and shops are open year round (or have abbreviated hours), and the close proximity to the...More

Thank Kara S
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Wear comfy walking shoes and bring your credit card to shop. So many shops! Anything you could want!

Thank Joanne K
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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 foxieCalifornia | Reviewed this property |
Depending on the time of year and day, there is some street parking; Otherwise, there are a couple of public parking lots ($10/day). Thames Street runs almost the whole length of Newport's downtown area. Restaurants, shops... More