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Ocean Drive Historic District, Newport

Categories: Scenic Drives, Historic Walking Areas, Tourist Spots, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
4.8/5 based on 1,900+ reviews on the web
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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  • We were very impressed by this Ocean Drive, early october nice weather. We started along the Bellevue Ave. with it nice stately buildings, many historical houses, and museums that can be visited. We a...  read more »
  • We really enjoyed scenic Ocean Drive on bicycles. The ocean and summer cottage views are absolutely beautiful. There are places to stop along the way. Overall a really nice bike ride. 
  • A pretty drive along much of the coast. Plenty of beautiful private mansions to admire. A few spots to stop off and get pictures. Several bike riders along the way. It doesn't take long to complete so...  read more »
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Beautiful scenery. Wonderful morning drive
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