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Thames Street, Newport

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Pop into the antiques mall, shop in boutiques, visit museums, and admire the historic architecture of waterfront Thames Street. One of the city’s original two streets, this road passes through several blocks of what used to be a Quaker settlement in the 17th and 18th centuries. Today it accesses marinas and the harbor. Walking rather than driving makes it easy to shop and peruse the menus of the seafood restaurants. Make Thames Street a centerpiece of your Newport vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Newport trip itinerary maker .
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  • Nice walking district, plenty of shops, coffee/pastry, bars, restaurants B&Bs with lovely scenery and history. Highly recommend Hydrangea House on Bellevue.  more »
  • Thames Street has every kind of shop you could want. Additionally the restaurants along the way are wonderful. We needed a scarf, we got those at the Gap...we needed to eat so we went to Benjamin's Ra...  more »
  • Crowded street, not enough parking, lots of overpriced shops. I guess it was good to say I've been there. Don't think I'll spend any more time there though.  more »

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