Bellevue Avenue Historic District, Newport

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Home to some of the country's best-known mansions, Bellevue Avenue Historic District represents part of Newport's historic district, which is designated as a National Historic Landmark. Almost exclusively residential, this neighborhood contains lavish mansions built by affluent summer vacationers, including the Astor and Vanderbilt families. These homes represent examples of various architectural styles and showcase designs of some of the most innovative architects working at the turn of the 20th century, like Richard Upjohn and Richard Morris Hunt. Several mansions appear on the National Register of Historic Places and offer guided tours to educate younger generations about the golden age of American architecture. Check the online tour schedule and purchase your tickets in advance. Using our international travel planner, Newport attractions like Bellevue Avenue Historic District can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Restoration of the historic homes is lovely. Nice walking neighborhood, close to shopping, bars and restaurants.  more »
  • We stayed at an Inn on Bellevue and it was easy to get everywhere. Just stand under the little round sign that says Trolley and they stop for you. The Mansions are at the end of Bellevue Ave and so ea...  more »
  • This is an avenue approximately a mile lined on both sides with beautiful mansions and homes from a bygone, different era when NYC millionaires would visit their "cottages" during the summer to escape...  more »

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There is a wide array of hotels situated in and around Newport’s center, providing easy access to the city’s restaurants and nightlife. The area’s five-star hotels provide the sort of luxury Newport’s famous 20th-century vacationers were accustomed to, complete with sumptuous restaurants and ocean views for you to enjoy while on holiday. Bed and breakfasts are often a more budget-friendly option, and the city boasts many charming ones in the center and outskirts of town.
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