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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  • Outstanding drive along Rhode Island coast. Great pics and homes along drive are lovely. Eisenhower home near by close to Fort Adams. Worth the drive.  more »
  • This very famous scenic part of Newport is preceded by its reputation, and it is gorgeous. It is difficult to describe the calm waters, with the rocky hills, the beautiful mansions that make impossibl...  more »
  • The best panoramic view of the waves & ocean view. Parks on the other side of the view ~ lots of space. Big area of rocks and cliffs by the ocean to explore. No beach & no kayak access.  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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