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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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  • The Bowen's Wharf area of downtown Newport is really what made me feel like I was in a seaside town. The cobblestone streets and various indoor/outdoor pubs and restaurants really set the tone for me ...  more »
  • We walked from the Hotel Viking to Bowen's Wharf, truly enjoyed the walk, Newport comes to life at dusk! So much to do, the sailboats, the yachts, great little bars and shops.  more »
  • Bowen's Wharf is a delightfully lively place in Newport. There are lots of shops and restaurants as well as opportunities to sail and take charter boats out. It's a great place to people watch and str...  more »
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  • Cool shops and lots of drinking and eating options. You have got to dig it the most!
  • 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.
  • Amazing date night spot. My filet was amazing and my wife loved the special.
  • Great day albiet crowded. Overall great time!
  • 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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There is a wide array of hotels situated in and around Newport’s center, providing easy access to the city’s restaurants and nightlife. The area’s five-star hotels provide the sort of luxury Newport’s famous 20th-century vacationers were accustomed to, complete with sumptuous restaurants and ocean views for you to enjoy while on holiday. Bed and breakfasts are often a more budget-friendly option, and the city boasts many charming ones in the center and outskirts of town.
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