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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. Add Ocean Drive Historic District and other attractions to your Newport trip itinerary using our Newport vacation trip planner.
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  • I recommend taking the drive to see the coastline. Plenty of places to stop and take pictures. Plenty of other things to do in the area. Ft. Adams is a great diversion.  more »
  • We really enjoyed this scenic drive. Beautiful homes and the flowers were just starting to bloom. Nice day.  more »
  • Growing up on Aquidneck Island, trips around "The Drive" were both common and special -- we never missed a chance to explore this beautiful piece of New England coastline. Sixty plus years later, litt...  more »
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  • Gorgeous views. Ocean Ave provides a relaxing coastal drive that isn't too crowded. The drive is particularly scenic during golden hour/sunset.
  • Ocean Drive is by far my favorite drive in Newport! The views are breath-taking!
  • Awesome views. Very nice promenade along the cliffs, behind the mansions.
  • Been here in winter and it's so peaceful and quiet.
  • Awesome and there are two routes so make sure Togo in the on that takes more time because there is an amazing little bridge there were the sunset is good.