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Thames Street

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Address: Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number:
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Popular Newport street filled with many shops.

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Wonderful B&Bs; shops run the gaumet

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Stamford, Connecticut
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Stamford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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.

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North Hampton, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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.

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Arlington, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Thank Bobbie W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Make sure you walk the entire street. It's a great way to people watch, but also bar hop, maybe grab a quick bite to eat at several spots along the road. Great small business shopping. Nice scenic views.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice shopping for locals and visitors. During the Christmas season, shops close at 5 pm, so it's daytime only, but the Christmas lights were gorgeous in town and the restaurants are great.

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Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you can, stroll leisurely on Thames. Some houses on Thames are museums and open to the public, but it is also interesting to walk along and look at the architecture here and the side streets. There are of course many shops and boutiques along the way, and several restaurants.

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North Brunswick, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Love Thames St. Very cool stores, old houses and landmarks. Bought a few things including popcorn that is sold in every flavor under the sun and delicious.

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