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Bellevue Avenue

Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI
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Ranked #9 of 66 attractions in Newport
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Scenic Drives
Activities: Group tours/bus tour, Driving
Description: Part of the 10-mile Ocean Drive and home to many well-known mansions.
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Lodi, New Jersey
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90 reviews 90 reviews
35 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I'm surprised to find Bellevue Ave as an attraction on TripAdvisor. It's just a street with unimaginable homes on it. Yes, it is beautiful to drive down it and see everything, but if you're going to do that, be sure to stop and see at least a couple of the mansions. At the very least, at the end of Bellevue... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This street provides a lovely drive past many of the opulent mansions of the Gilded Age in Newport! The speed limit is 25, so don't be afraid to drive it slow and take in the many mansions along the further end of the street. Continue onto Ocean Drive for additional beautiful houses and spectacular views of the water!

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Bethel, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Interesting area of Newport, from small shops to opulent mansions. Would love to see it in the summer when all the foliage is in bloom.

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Stratford, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Our hotel was on this street. We loved the historic districts. Cobble stone streets and older house with great charm. A fun street to explore. The mansions are magnificent and a must-see.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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56 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Its a beautiful street with many old trees. On one end you can walk by many of the famous mansions. On the other are shops, the Tennis Hall of Fame. Remember Newport is expensive. We stopped in a little grocery/cafe for lunch. Quiche & soup for two cost us $46.00!!!

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North Stonington, Connecticut
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63 reviews 63 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Drive slow to take it all in. Don't be afraid to pull over to let cars pass. These summer homes for the rich are amazing. Bellevue and ocean drive are a must when visiting Newport.

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Clinton, CT
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

a great place to stroll, take in the sights and window shop. (maybe a bit of actual shopping as well) there are also galleries and the Museum of Art along the way.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

The beautiful Mansions that are open to the public are located here and the Cliff Walk runs behind them. The architecture along this road is varied and provides a wonderful look at the past.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Depending on when you come to Newport, Bellevue Ave is wonderful to either walk or drive. No matter when you come, it is a must see. The mansions that line this very famous drive are incredible, and not to be missed. During the summer you can walk along the avenue and walk into the mansions that suit your fancy, and... More

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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184 reviews 184 reviews
32 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Every property on the road is rich in historical and architectural interest. It's a fantastic area to park the car nearby and just wander the streets along the majestic fences and walls where you can still view these regal and expansive former summer homes of the wealthiest families from days long ago. Along the way, there are plaques and signs... More

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