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. Before you head to Newport, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Newport trip itinerary maker site , to make sure you see all that Newport has to offer, including Ocean Drive Historic District.
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  • Ok- Seriously- When I win the lottery this is where I would live. Unimaginable houses built to maximize the terrain and the view. The drive is the East Coasts answer to the California highway along th...  more »
  • Lovely is the best review of that area. We drove entire area, we took memorable pictures. We parked and walked to get nice feel of area. Lovely.  more »
  • Exquisite scenery...10 miles of winding beauty so well groomed and pristinely clean ... Lilly pond being the most charming spot  more »
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  • A beautiful drive and walk. Rhode Island may be small but has plenty to offer. You can see what the American elite called summer cottages but are truly exclusive mansions. Parking is hard to find but you have to get out and walk to truly enjoy this area.
  • Amazing scenery. Therapeutic and absolutely romantic
  • Towards the end of the day, with the sun setting, we drove through here. The views were pretty cool. It was quite windy this day, so you could really see the waves in the distance. It is a nice area.
  • One of the most spectacular places in New England! Beautiful scenery, nature and stunning architecture, enjoy a splendid walk! If you come to Newport just make sure you do not miss Ocean Drive while hanging around the Marina! Cliffs, ocean, gorgeous lanes and million dollar mansions - all in one! The summer vacation "palaces" of the Vanderbilts, the Carnegies and various other American leaders are all here!
  • A favorite sunset drive. Sit at the park have a bite to eat and watch the waves. The drive winds by mansions and gates only to bring you out to ocean cliffs. Amazing.
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