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Best things to do in Jamestown

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Seafood Restaurant
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“Newport Classic. On the water, great views, awesome service an food. It is on the fancier side but its worth it. I have been here countless times. I still love it. ”
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Restaurant
“Enjoy fresh, local seafood in a waterfront restaurant. Reservations are required especially in the summer. Great service and outstanding cuisine. Definitely one of the best restaurants in Newport ”
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Pub
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“Love sitting at the oyster bar here. Chiefs are very knowledgeable and happy to chat.”
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History Museum
“The mansions give a view into the history of Newport, the United States, and the rich & famous.”
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Point of Interest
“While touring the mansion brings me back to middle school field trips, it’s still one of my favorite “touristy” things to do. I’d recommend your kids be a little older (8-10 depending), so you can really enjoy these “summer cottages” as they were formally known by the families who owned them. We love The Breakers and Marble House the best. ”
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Indie Cinema
“This is an old movie theater that offers great movies. You can purchase wine, chocolate and a variety of treats to enjoy the film with. Tickets are 10.00 and you will feel like you stepped back in time.”
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Grocery or Supermarket
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“Another quick grocery store option, depending on time of day...I tend to stick to Middletown for my shopping during busy season!”
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Grocery Store
“Organic and the best on Aquidneck Island. CVS is located next door along with a liquor store in between. Parking is free for shopping use.”
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Lighthouse
“Absolutely breathtaking. Built in 1856 it is the premier lighthouse in Rhode Island. The light provides navigation for boats and ships entering Narragansett Bay in the East Passage between Conanicut Island and Newport. ”
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Mexican Restaurant
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“Best Mexican Food EVER!! You need to try the Sticky Ribs (addictive) - and the Avocado Fries !!”
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Resort
“Five-star dining overlooking Newport Harbor. Perfect for special occasions. Great formal option for Newport. Tasting menu with or without a wine pairing. Unforgettable and Posh.”
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Art Museum
“Focuses on American art from the 19th century to the present day, and pays particular attention to art from Rhode Island and New England.”
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Bar
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“It’s usually busy, but it’s great for families (pretty noisy and offers great variety for young and old alike). I love the location because it starts you off at the top of famous Thames St., and when you roll out after your meal, you can start walking and enjoying all that Thames has to offer.”
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Breakfast Spot
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“Best breakfast around! Try and get there early - very popular! Everything is Good!”
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Bar
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“Slightly off the beaten path, this is a funky spot with great international cuisine, fun drinks and cool atmosphere. ”
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Park
“The glamorous side of Newport. Grab your swimmers and your bike and set off for an amazing ride with views that will leave you breathless. ”
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