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Bowen's Wharf, Newport

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Welcome to Newport's premiere year-round destination.

Brick walks, granite quays, and 18th century commercial wharf buildings bring you back to Bowen's beginnings as a thriving seaport in one of the finest natural harbors in New England. Trading with all corners of the world, then and now, Bowen's Wharf is central to the city's commerce and culture.
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  • October 3, 2017
    Definitely geared to the visitor, with lots of places to eat and shop. You can sign up for harbor tours as well. I enjoyed walking around, vendors were friendly, there is a limited amount of parking a...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    Great part of Newport not to be missed. Lots of cute restaurants and shops. Just a great place to stroll around and get a bite to eat. In the summer months this place is hopping! We hit this area at l...  more »
  • September 30, 2017
    Bowen's Wharf is a mix of restaurants and shops. There are a few places to sit and take in the boats docked there. It's an enjoyable place for a walk. Parking is available in paid lots or metered park...  more »
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  • June 21, 2017
    Cool shops and lots of drinking and eating options. You have got to dig it the most!
  • April 16, 2017
    Beautiful place to walk with the nice weather. There are a lot of places to shop, to eat and to enjoy! Plenty attractions during seasonal time: May - Oct.
  • June 7, 2017
    Amazing date night spot. My filet was amazing and my wife loved the special.
  • July 4, 2017
    Great day albiet crowded. Overall great time!
  • June 26, 2017
    Bowman's Wharf is a beautiful place to go at Newport loaded with fun and excitement lots of restaurants and bars and entertainment!!

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