The very nerve center of the City by the Sea's bustling downtown area, Thames Street is lined on either side with a myriad of shops, restaurants and bars, making it a worthwhile place to stop between morning mansion viewings and sunset sails.
This picturesque setting is made for window shopping, but don't be surprised when you find yourself heading inside places like the Pink Pineapple, Lemon and Line, or the Salty Babe for the latest in East Coast fashions and accessories (often of the nautical variety). Or, perhaps Newport Sock Exchange with its kooky knee highs or Virgin and Aged with its gourmet oils and vinegars will catch your eye.
As for dining, you're welcome to go casual with quick comfort bites at O'Brien's Pub or the Red Parrot, mid-range with raw bar selections from Midtown Oyster Bar or a bit more sophisticated with a meal at the Bouchard Inn and Restaurant.
A stroll down the area's cobblestone paths will also give way to Instagram-able shots of historic homes and unparalleled views of the Newport bridge over Narragansett Bay.