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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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  • Stopped for plctures three times . Met people 1st time to ma and ri . Each were happy with how friendly .ri and ma were. Ocean dr was breathing taking 
  • If you don't have enough time for the Cliff Walk, do the Ocean Drive by car instead. Really awesome views of the sea, rocks, landscape and villas/beach houses. I would like to live here, if I could af...  more »
  • Drive a winding road past beautiful oceanside mansions. Beach in this area is private but there are rocks you can walk out on. We had a picnic lunch last fall. Wonderful to hear the crashing waves, an...  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.