I was fortunate enough to have grown up in this area, at the very end of Thames St., in the 5th Ward (Irish) section of Newport. It was always very convenient to be within walking distance of all of this great history, fantastic food and lively nightlife.
As you make your way down this historic thoroughfare, you'll also find museums, award-winning bed and breakfasts, marinas and public access points to Newport Harbor. You can easily devote one day or an entire week to exploring everything it has to offer.
Thames St. runs approximately 1.5 miles from its beginning point (at its intersection with Farewell and Poplar Streets) to its end point (its intersection with Morton and Carroll Avenues).
Avoid driving on Thames St. if you don't have to. Besides, walking it is so much more enjoyable. You can really take everything in this way, and you can pop in and out of the many interesting shops, fantastic restaurants and lively bars much more easily.
Some of our favorite restaurants on Thames:
Some of our favorite bars on Thames:
In addition to some of the well known stores such as Banana Republic and Limited, you'll enjoy a multitude of smaller, privately owned Newport shops such as:
Whether you're looking for a great meal, lively nightclub or unlimited shopping, Thames St. has it all. You don't need a car or even a map. Just walk down the street and enjoy what you find!