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Stroll down this historic thoroughfare that runs parallel to Newport’s waterfront and check out the heritage façades, cozy pubs and great cafés.

Thames Street has long been Newport’s premier spot to shop, dine and socialize. Dating back to the city’s establishment in 1654, Thames Street has been continuously used as a hub in Newport. Walk down the 1.5-mile (2.4-kilometer) stretch of heritage storefronts, charming cottages and bustling bars to take in the vibrant atmosphere of this historic strip. Check out some of the surviving colonial structures or make use of the street’s direct access points to Newport Harbor.

The strip is bordered to the north by the historic Common Ground Cemetery and follows the edge of the harbor directly south. Whether you come to Thames Street to shop, sightsee, people-watch or dine, you’ll find plenty of reasons to spend the day getting to know the street and its charms. Pick a spot to begin your stroll and make your way along the busy thoroughfare. See historic landmarks, including 18th-century houses and stately old inns. Stop by the Museum of Newport History housed within the old Market House to learn about the region’s heritage.

From well-known brand stores to unique local enterprises, Thames Street has a huge range of shops. Browse souvenirs and new items for your wardrobe. Peruse the displays of Thames Street’s local galleries and antiques stores. Take a break at one of the cafés and people-watch. The street regularly hosts community events, such as the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Newport Jazz Festival concerts.

As evening falls, head to one of Thames Street’s fantastic restaurants or bars. You’ll find atmospheric lounges and clubs, as well as a selection of traditional Irish pubs on the street’s southern end. Head west along the various roads that connect to the harbor and enjoy views across the marina from a waterfront restaurant.

Thames Street is located in the heart of Newport, Rhode Island. Reach the street by car or bus. You can also catch the ferry to Perrotti Park at the street’s northern end. Stay in historic colonial inns or modern marina hotels. Traffic can become very congested on the one-way street, so enjoy the street’s sights on foot.

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Hotel Viking
4 out of 5
1 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI
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The price is £101 per night from 31 Jan to 1 Feb

Located in Historic Hill, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Thames Street, International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum and Bannister's Wharf. ...

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"Place was very nice and lots of staff working hard to make it a great stay. Room was very clean and the cleaning ladies did a great job even cleaned my room when they new I was staying a extra night. The only complaint I had is the king mattress needs a upgrade. The restaurant and bar service was ..."…"

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Newport Bay Club and Hotel
Newport Bay Club and Hotel
2.5 out of 5
337 Thames St, Newport, RI
The price is £81 per night from 4 Feb to 5 Feb

Located in Yachting Village, this hotel is steps away from St. Mary's Catholic Church and Thames Street. Newport Mansions and Easton's Beach are also within ...

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Hammetts Hotel
Hammetts Hotel
2.5 out of 5
4 Commercial Wharf, Newport, RI
The price is £115 per night from 25 Jan to 26 Jan

Situated in Newport, this hotel is steps away from Newport Harbour and Thames Street. Newport Mansions and Easton's Beach are also within 1 mile (2 km).

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"Terrific hotel and only a few months old. Room was small but nicely configured and a giant TV. Only deducts were for overnight parking which seemed a bit steep at $40 and the fact that they didn't seem to have an early breakfast option on site."…"

Reviewed on 12 Oct 2020

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