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Ocean Drive Historic District, Newport

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Scenic Drive · Historic Walking Area
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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. A visit to Ocean Drive Historic District represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Newport trip itinerary maker site to plot your vacation.
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  • This was a highlight of the the VoiceMap audio tour. I so glad we took the tour or we would have missed this. The natural beauty of this place is a must see. This is an interesting contrast to the.....  more
    This was a highlight of the the VoiceMap audio tour. I so glad we took the tour or we would have missed this. The natural beauty of this place is a must see. This is an interesting contrast to the.....  more »
  • Ocean Ave has some amazing views of the sea. The waves were rough today and crashed over the barrier because of the storm this morning. There are plenty of places to pull off and take pictures. A... 
    Ocean Ave has some amazing views of the sea. The waves were rough today and crashed over the barrier because of the storm this morning. There are plenty of places to pull off and take pictures. A...  more »
  • I love driving by all the amazing houses and seeing the ocean views as you go down this windy island road! 
    I love driving by all the amazing houses and seeing the ocean views as you go down this windy island road!  more »
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  • It was a rainy day in fall! Still the drive was beautiful. So many amazing and historic mansions and beautiful beach houses! We thoroughly enjoyed our drive. Pretty relaxing!
  • One of the coolest drives I've got to experience. Coastline is absolutely beautiful and surreal experience. Definitely not something you typically see on the East Coast.
  • My oh my. I could live there. Newport in itself is extremely gorgeous but if you don’t stop here you are completely missing out. My breathe slows, my eyes widen, my heart sinks, and i feel free. The sunsets here are like no other. You can go to as many beaches as you want but never will you go on an ocean drive this long and this gorgeous. It will always be this place that can clear my head.
  • One of the nicest coastal drives i’ve ever been on, gorgeous beach views with the waves crashing all along the cliff rocks on one side and beautiful mansions on the other. Multiple free parking lots along the 10 miles including access to Gooseberry beach.
  • Absolutely picturesque! A great place to rent bikes or scooters. 5 miles each way. The scenery is incredible! Also love all the kites at the park.

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