Ocean Drive Historic District, Newport

4.8
#2 of 17 in Historic Sites in Newport
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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  • October 4, 2017
    Take a day to spend on Ocean Drive. Bring chairs and a picnic if you want. Any place you decide to stop you will enjoy. Every view is amazing.  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    You should definitely do this if you’re here. Drive past Jackie O’s childhood home at 225 Harrison Ave and keep going to Ocean Drive. The wealth in Newport is overwhelming, but it sure does create som...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    You will want to stop and feel the breeze, explore side street, snap pictures, absorb the incomparable location.  more »
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  • June 19, 2017
    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.
  • June 12, 2017
    Pleasant drive with several stopping points. The only negative is any stops charge exuberant fees
  • April 29, 2017
    Amazing drive in the evenings. One of the places where you wanna go every weekend.
  • March 15, 2017
    Magnificent views. Areas to stop and admire the views of the ocean and salt marshes as well as parks.
  • December 1, 2016
    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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