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

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Touristy but Nice

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 January 2017
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Hartford, Connecticut
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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

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 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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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.

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North Hampton, New Hampshire
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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.

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Arlington, Tennessee, United States
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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.

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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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.

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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.

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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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 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 30 December 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

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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