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Thames Street

Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840
+1 401-374-2553
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Beware of Newports parking double posted parking meters

Parked along the street and paid the meter with my credit card for 2 hours. Came back and still... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Arbuckle M
Crowded area

Our experience was that I gave up on a parking spot and just drove along. Between regular tourists... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Westfield, Indiana
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Popular Newport street filled with many shops.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“great shopping” (20 reviews)
“cute shops” (16 reviews)
“window shopping” (12 reviews)
Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840
+1 401-374-2553
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Parked along the street and paid the meter with my credit card for 2 hours. Came back and still had time on the meter but had a parking ticket. Saw the meter maid and asked her about it and she showed me I had paid...More

Thank Arbuckle M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our experience was that I gave up on a parking spot and just drove along. Between regular tourists and the people from the cruise ship, the area was packed and crowded. It didn't look to be enjoyable on a busy Sunday afternoon. I imagine that...More

Thank NeverUnpacked
Reviewed 5 days ago

My favorite shop was Bite Me Bait Shop for cleverly designed tee shirts. I visited there several times and bought three shirts, all of which were appreciated by the recipients for the colorful shirts and clever sayings.

Thank Gipsymom
Reviewed 1 week ago

With the buildings dating from the 1700's this area is so much more interesting than the modern day shopping areas. If only the cars weren't allowed in the area it would be so much better but life must go on.

Thank lordgarner
Reviewed 1 week ago

After walking around the historic district of Newport make your way to Thames Street where you will find all kinds of small shops and restaurants/bars etc. It is also close to the port and wharf so you could easily spend a few hours walking, sightseeing...More

Thank ArryAwk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a week of our vacation in Newport. Many an afternoon was spent visiting the shops along Thames Street. There is something for everyone here.

Thank John C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely take a leisurely stroll down Thames street. It's so relaxing and some really great shops that will occupy you for at least a couple of hours. If you're in newport then you absolutely must take a walk down this street. They also have many...More

Thank Dave A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to find a restaurant or shop for that special souvenir, then Thames Street is the place to be. My favorite shop was Thames Street Glass. The only reason I did not give it a perfect score is the parkings. There is limited...More

Thank moose444
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food and drink locations never stopped. Narrow side walks so expected to be pushed into the street by some of the jerks to be encountered. Its the north y'all know.

Thank Silvergoat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

ChezShell is a fabulous shop with lots of different items to choose from.I found a great dress, a wonderful striped New England nautical sweater and a hand made gem necklace ! Very affordable and always fun. I never know what I 'll find there. My...More

Thank Michelle F
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Erin F
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
9 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
10 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