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Ocean Drive Historic District, Newport

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Driving along the Atlantic coast, imagine what life must have been like at one of the lavishing mansions on Ocean Drive Historic District, which were built in the 19th and the 20th century. Take the 16 km (10 mi) road atop the Atlantic Ocean, passing through luxurious neighbourhoods. Then park your car and snap some photos or take a tour of some of the mansions. See the gardens, stables, vehicles, stone sculptures, and fountains. Take in the open ocean views, listen to seagulls, and walk along the shore, where you can picnic. Add Ocean Drive Historic District and other attractions to your Newport trip itinerary using our Newport vacation trip planner.
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  • A beautiful drive along the coast. I am glad I was not the driver though, as I would have driven off the road I don't know how many times. SO many sights and houses to look at! Fun to see the architec...  more »
  • Even if you are a passenger there are too many estates, inlets, and vistas to see them all the first time around. This drive is worth at least 2 trips.  more »
  • Look the drive at just before sunset and waited until the sun set. The view was fantastic. There are some great vies of the rocky shore line and area  more »
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  • Pleasant drive with several stopping points. The only negative is any stops charge exuberant fees
  • Amazing drive in the evenings. One of the places where you wanna go every weekend.
  • Magnificent views. Areas to stop and admire the views of the ocean and salt marshes as well as parks.
  • Lots of scenery that makes you want to live here. There are lots of clearly expensive homes that overlook the ocean. The entire drive is clearly marked with signage so you don't miss a single turn. Be sure to stop at the Breakers as well. Soak up the ocean views.
  • Gorgeous views. Ocean Ave provides a relaxing coastal drive that isn't too crowded. The drive is particularly scenic during golden hour/sunset.