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My favorite of the wharfs in Newport

This is a definite stop for anyone going to Newport. Lots of shops and restaurants, lots of... read more

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Lawrenceville, New Jersey
Touristy Fun!

If you love the touristy upbeat atmosphere, this is for you! It is a bustling area filled with... read more

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Little Falls, New Jersey
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What used to be the center of Newport's commercial seaport in the colonial days, is now the hub of Newport's harbor side shopping and dining, where you can find eclectic boutiques, sophisticated and casual restaurants side by side and cozy...more
Bannister's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a definite stop for anyone going to Newport. Lots of shops and restaurants, lots of activity, but not too crowded. Watch where you are walking -- some of the brick paving is uneven. Best spot on the wharf, facing America's Cup Avenue, is...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Busy, full of tourists and souvenir shops, but is also the assembly point for some of the boat tours. Worth a walk-about.

Thank EdwardVK
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love the touristy upbeat atmosphere, this is for you! It is a bustling area filled with families, groups of friends, bachelorette parties, etc., all walking around, shopping, stopping for drinks etc. Never did we feel that it was too crazy a party atmosphere...More

Thank SART91
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This wharf has some of the best shops in Newport. There is also nice restaurants and a nice view of the marina.

Thank samanthajfindlay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Newport at its best ,wharf lined with restaurants and tourist shops,yachts and sailboats pulled up for everyone to admire. A busy lively fun atmosphere plenty of watering holes to wet your thirst.

Thank Kathy M
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Bannister's Wharf is a great place to eat, drink and have fun. We walked around, shopped and ate. Fun place to visit.

Thank sistrunia
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Full of local local shops peddling clothes, shoes, tee shirts, and the like. Multiple restaurants and bars. Hot s spot for out-of towners. Very trendy.

Thank t-bonetraveller
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Fun place to spend some time. Sit and have a bite with a drink and watch the boats and people. Such fun.

Thank Beachgalxo
Reviewed 23 June 2018

We stayed at Bannisters Wharf in the gorgeous rooms above the wharf. We had our own private balcony overlooking the harbour. Felt like we were on our own private boat. Loved this accommodation as a great experience. Rooms were cleaned everyday, comfy beds, ice on...More

Thank Kim H
Reviewed 12 June 2018

Had a lovely time during the week. Very crowded on the weekends. Unless you like hanging out with yuppies in pink shorts with labradoodles, don't go on the weekend.

Thank Leah W
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14 February 2018|
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Response from Ron S | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I have seen numerous people walking with their dogs. People even bring their young dogs to the wharf to socialize, have people pet them, etc. Given that Neil K. posted that pets are not allowed, I called the wharf. I... More
14 February 2018|
Response from Dean_Amy-2004 | Reviewed this property |
It’s a street shopping area, so there wouldn’t be an issue walking on the street. There may be issues with taking the dog into the stores; that would be up to each store if they allowed it. Unless it’s a service dog, doubt... More
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17 October 2016|
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Response from Byron1944 | Reviewed this property |
As for the walk it is about ten blocks and is easily doable. I can't answer about the coffee.