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Address: Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI
Activities: Driving, Group tours/bus tour
Description: Part of the 10-mile Ocean Drive and home to many well-known mansions.
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$27*
and up
Newport Ocean Drive Sightseeing Tour

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A Journey into the Gilded Age

Bellevue Avenue is home to the many of Newport's grandest mansions, including those now administered by the Preservation Society within the Historic District, those that house... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Joshua H
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Garner, North Carolina
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Garner, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Bellevue Avenue is home to the many of Newport's grandest mansions, including those now administered by the Preservation Society within the Historic District, those that house portions of Salve Regina University and private residences. Whether you visit the mansions open for touring or not, you must cruise the length of the Avenue to take in the majesty and grandeur of... More 

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Wayne, New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This is the street that hosts most of the serious mansions and cottages of Newport. Runs parallel to the cliff walk. An RIPTA trolley bus runs down length of Bellvue.

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Baton Rouge
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

My wife and I spent several hours walking down Bellvue Avenue. Many of the houses are open to the public for viewing. Many more are just nice to admire. Worth the time to get a little exercise and view spectacular houses.

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West Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Take some time while in Newport to visit he mansions. Each one has a unique character and it is worth the time to see a couple of them. Be sure to take a walk along the Cliff Walk so you can see them from the ocean side.

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Hicksville, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Nice street to walk on with many options for side excursions. Several historic mansions/homes here as well as other museums.

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New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Access to most of the popular mansions. Can walk or drive to all mansions. Free parking. Lots of shopping along the avenue for food or gifts. Some specialty gift shops and restaurants along the avenue too

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New York City, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I jog up and down Bellevue Ave all the time. Nice running along all the mansions. Traffic is horrendous in the summer time so do yourself a favor and keep the car back at the house or hotel. You can basically walk all around Newport. Nice stores to shop and a few bars and tattoo parlors.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Having driven the Ocean Drive we enjoyed driving Bellevue and just looking in awe at the mansions along the way.............how the other half lived!

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Rhode Island
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

If you want the real feel of Newport, this is it. The "cottages" on this unique avenue are our American version of the Loire Valley chateaux, so suspend disbelief and take a stroll. The cool breezes of Newport, the incredible landscaping, the avenue itself are all worth the price--free!

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New York City, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Take a walk on a sunny spring day and admire all great mansions laying up and down this great avenue.

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