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Thames Street

Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840
+1 401-374-2553
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Shop till you drop

Crowded street, not enough parking, lots of overpriced shops. I guess it was good to say I've been... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2017
Bobby L
Boone, North Carolina
Historic Thames Street

We stayed at the Wyndham Onshore Resort on Thames Street. The location was excellent as we were... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2017
Judy H
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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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” (14 reviews)
Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840
+1 401-374-2553
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Reviewed 29 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 19 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
Reviewed 15 October 2017

With the buildings dating from the 1700's this area is so much more interesting than the modern day shopping areas. If only the cars weren't allowed in the area it would be so much better but life must go on.

Thank lordgarner
Reviewed 12 October 2017

After walking around the historic district of Newport make your way to Thames Street where you will find all kinds of small shops and restaurants/bars etc. It is also close to the port and wharf so you could easily spend a few hours walking, sightseeing...More

Thank ArryAwk
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We spent a week of our vacation in Newport. Many an afternoon was spent visiting the shops along Thames Street. There is something for everyone here.

Thank John C
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Definitely take a leisurely stroll down Thames street. It's so relaxing and some really great shops that will occupy you for at least a couple of hours. If you're in newport then you absolutely must take a walk down this street. They also have many...More

Thank Dave A
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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
11 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