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Bellevue Avenue

Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI
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Ranked #12 of 67 Attractions in Newport
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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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Estero, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

While you can peak into a few yards or admire the private homes with their signs, most homes are hidden from view. Better to take the Cliff Walk.

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Collegeville, Pennsylvania
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

We walked down Belleevue from Memorial drive all the way to the end to tour Rough Point. It's a nice walk past many large private homes. Wear sturdy shoes as wou will be walking on uneven gravel most of the way. Check for a few signs posted with pictures and history of the area which are located adjacent to the... More

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Birchwood, WI
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168 reviews 168 reviews
91 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

You can see a lot of the beautiful homes on this street. Walk it or see it on bicycle if you can or drive it by car.

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Bellmore, New York
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Adorable shops, delightful restaurants. A real find. We loved being able to walk all over Newport. It is a delightful town.

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Charlotte, NC
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153 reviews 153 reviews
97 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

If you are planning to drive or walk to the different mansions then you will definitely find yourself on this road. It is full of old, beautiful mansions and really is a can't miss if you are visiting Newport. I definitely recommend driving along this road to just to see how the 'other half' lived or how some are still... More

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Marble Falls, Texas
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77 reviews 77 reviews
39 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

parallels the Cliff Walk. An easy and free way to view the fronts of these "summer cottages". The homes are identified by owner.

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franklin lakes, nj
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

While walking along the cliff walk, we came along a part with white water and did not want to risk getting our cameras soaked - so we cut up Ruggles by the Breakers and walked along Bellevue until we reached the end of the cliff walk. Along both sides of the street are mansions of various sizes and there are... More

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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279 reviews 279 reviews
123 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Driving or walking Bellevue gives you sense of the Gilded Age, when their whole lives centered around the social scene--dressing up and going to parties along the avenue. Every home and mansion is worth gazing at--the wealth is astounding. I think a walk (long!) or biking is the way to go, so you don't have to constantly watch the traffic.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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118 reviews 118 reviews
52 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Walking back from the Cliff Walk along Bellevue Ave passed quickly while looking at all the great mansions. There is plenty of shade too from trees on both sides of the road. There are displays showing the names of the mansions and a picture of each one which will help when we have to identify the photos that we took... More

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Binghamton, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Bellevue Avenue is a must-see when in Newport, even if you never go through one of the Guilded Age mansions which line the avenue on both sides. These are the amazing "summer homes" of old Newport's elite, and startling evidence of this bygone era.

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