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Ocean Drive Historic District, Newport

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Scenic Drive Historic Walking Area
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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  • Stuck in indoor meetings for the past two days - finally had the opportunity to get outside for the afternoon. Rented a bike at ten spoke and rode out ocean drive. What stunning scenery - so gorgeous ...  more »
  • On our last day, we took a drive and really enjoyed the beautiful coastline and lovely houses. relaxing, peaceful and very enjoyable  more »
  • Driving on Ocean Drive is incredible!! The views of the ocean and the amazing homes/mansions are unbelievable!!! We've lived in Europe and these homes and over the top beautiful. Breathtaking in every...  more »
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  • The drive was nice. I didn't know what to expect from this place. There are few scenic views on the route n they are really good.
  • 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.

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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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