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Thames Street

Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840
+1 401-374-2553
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Shops and restaurants

Thames Street is a nice place to walk around during the spring and summer. There are a lot of shops... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Cumberland, Rhode Island
Tiny, interesting but inconvenient

Thames Street is a small strip of old New England style shops and eateries situated in "downtown... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
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Popular Newport street filled with many shops.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cute shops” (16 reviews)
“red parrot” (10 reviews)
Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840
+1 401-374-2553
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Reviewed yesterday

Thames Street is a nice place to walk around during the spring and summer. There are a lot of shops and restaurants with good food and drinks.

Thank gcd075
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Thames Street is a small strip of old New England style shops and eateries situated in "downtown" Newport, Rhode Island. It feels like a slightly larger version of Kennebunkport or a miniaturized version of Boston. It compares to New London, Mystic, Hope, where population maybe...More

Thank TravelRover7777
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wandering along Thames Street is a must if you are visiting Newport. Lots of quaint shops and great restaurants. Many restaurants are oceanside with outdoor bars and great scenery. You need a few hours to walk even a portion of Thames St and a good...More

Thank Bob W
Reviewed 5 days ago

we have never been to newport so from what i can figure out,i said lets hit Thames street first,because i have a feeling the parking is going to be difficult. Boy was i right!!!! It was like 10:15 on a wednesday morning and we rode...More

Thank sanitationgirl2000
Reviewed 1 week ago

You just walk and walk and there are many different types of stores. Souvenirs, clothing, restaurants, ice cream.

Thank bilasi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I inadvertently found Thames Street instead of Bowman's Wharf but it worked out great. Thames Street is an area of shopping, restaurants, and specialty shops where you can find food, jewelry, clothing, souvenirs, and more. I parked in the public parking area off Mary Street...More

Thank Coni S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an exciting street with lots of food, shopping and fun! My first time in Rhode Island and it has not disappointed us yet! We immediately started with Thames Street. Lots of family, kids, couples just out enjoying the beautiful day!

Thank MarleyWay84
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked Thames Street almost every night on our family vacation to Newport, RI. There were great shops and great food. We loved the downtown area.

Thank RedRaiders19
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything you need can be found on Thames Street. From restaurants to shops to just people watching, this is the hub of Newport.

1  Thank Carol C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Of course you have to walk this! It is part of the trip and there is much to see and do. Do a research plan on trip advisor to map out a few stores first.

Thank jwreed12
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Erin W
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