Redcliffe Quay, St. John's

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Walk along the promenade and enjoy the views of vibrantly colored buildings, turquoise water in Green Bay, and small boats and large cruise ships parked in the water at Redcliffe Quay. Once a trading place for slaves, rum, sugar, and coffee, today the quay features an abundance of brightly colored cafes, restaurants, and small boutique shops housed in old Georgian buildings, restored to their original form. Plan your Redcliffe Quay visit and explore what else you can see and do in St. John's using our St. John's trip itinerary builder app .
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  • I was on a cruise and was so excited when i was getting off ship as i was going to get a beautiful yellow gold ring for an eternity ring. We came across and also was recommended by another store to go...  more »
  • This shopping area has a few boutique shopping for souvenirs to expensive diamond and other precious stones. Small but not worth long travel to experience it.  more »
  • Cute little downtown where you can buy some cute things to take home. There's nothing else to see in the capital but the redcliffe you should just do it. colored all shops are very characteristic, and there are also two little Italians, a cute little man and a very talented girl.
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  • Slightly more Rustic and Historical than its next door Neighbour, Heritage Quay at the Redcliffe Street is the Redcliffe Quay Duty free Shopping Complex. Various Shops, Restaurants, Ice Cream parlor and some offices are located in this Complex. My favorite Jewelry store and some popular Restaurants and Clothing stores are in this Tourist and Locals alike area. One can Literally walk of the Cruise Ship to this adjoining area or access from Radcliffe, Nevis or Tanner Streets. The Nevis Street Pier and a boardwalk are integrally part of the Shopping Complex. The Shops and Establishments are full sized and self contained with wide varieties. A romantic place and I see many selfies and other photos being taken with Cruise Ships in the Background. A very worthwhile to visit and revisit.
  • Somewhat loud and a little on the too much for non-locals after dark and especially on the weekend nights but otherwise a very nice and quaint area. Again, after dark it can be a bit too dark and can definitely use more lighting. The teenagers start roaming around at night and people start playing really loud music in the main Street but the restaurants that are open are very good. Namely Big Bananas and Fred's Ice Cream.
  • Was relaxing and meaningful considering I've hung out there since 1992. Brought back fond memories of yesteryear. Tonight, I sat at Fred's 🍦 shop and nursed a waffle cone filled with raspberry 🍦was nice!
  • Fantastic fried calamari & chicken fetuccini pasta accompanied by a glass of smashing rum punch! A delight!!!
  • Beautiful island the natives need to not push their merchandise onto tourists, if we want to purchase something we will ask.

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Where to stay in St. John's

The popularity of St. John's means you can choose from a decent selection of accommodations in town. Most consist of budget and mid-range hotels lining the bay--you can expect complimentary breakfast and free parking at humble but comfortable lodgings. Look a few streets back from the water, around VC Bird Monument, for more affordable options.
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