We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Thames Street

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number:

Popular Newport street filled with many shops.

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 558 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 262
  • 187
    Very good
  • 75
  • 4
  • 3
Good stroll

Great for a leisurely walk through the center of historic Newport full of stores, boutiques and restaurants.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
marius f
New York City, New York
Add Photo Write a Review

558 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 531: English reviews
East Greenwich, Rhode Island
Level Contributor
58 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 water makes it the perfect place to spend an afternoon.

Thank Kara S
Parsippany, New Jersey, United States
Level Contributor
18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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

Thank Joanne K
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
40 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great for a leisurely walk through the center of historic Newport full of stores, boutiques and restaurants.

Thank marius f
Hartford, Connecticut
Level Contributor
55 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Upper Thames St (where it parallels America's Cup Ave) is an interesting place to walk, even in the winter. We've been going to Newport annually for about five years now, and have always walked upper Thames St as well as a considerable part of Thames St below Memorial Blvd. We usually eat once or twice at one of the many... More 

1 Thank Larry B
Stamford, Connecticut
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Thames St. has both high-end shops and the usual touristy TShirt shops. The antique center at the old armoury is worth at least an hour of browsing, if you're into that sort of thing.The accommodations along the Street are outstanding and very well located.

1 Thank sdimattia
North Hampton, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
241 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

As a Rhode Island native one of my favorite things to do in the summer (and winter, truth be told) is to stroll around Newport, eating, drinking, and shopping. Thames Street offers everything from great people watching, beers, drinks, pizza, ice cream, whatever it is that you may want. Make an afternoon of it and just stroll around.

1 Thank msmith703
Arlington, Tennessee, United States
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Thames is a great street to stroll in the warmer months. Lots of shops and boutiques to pop in and out of. Some expensive name brands such as Patagonia as well. Midtown Oyster Bar at the beginning of the street is a great place to have a drink and some apps.

1 Thank Jennifer S
Warwick, Rhode Island
Level Contributor
434 reviews
127 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Thames Street is a long street that runs through the center of Newport. It's a pretty street that goes along the water. Lots of shops, pubs and restaurants. Great Street to stroll, window shop, browse the stores or people watch. Very busy in the summer, not as much in the Spring and Fall, but dead in the winter.

1 Thank Bobbie W
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

There are so many places to visit, during the off season things close by 6, but there are a few things that stay open. There are more places to eat as well.

Thank Benjamin L
United States
Level Contributor
94 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Spent the afternoon walking Thames. Great place to take in some great food, watch a game or just have a drink. Historic, clean and well done. Gray skating rink near the wharf.

Thank repbrock

Travellers who viewed Thames Street also viewed


Been to Thames Street? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Thames Street and other visitors
7 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (7)

Questions? Get answers from Thames Street staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?