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Bellevue Avenue

Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI
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Ranked #9 of 66 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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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

Bellevue Avenue as the name implies is a beautiful way to either walk or drive and see a the magnificent estates of Newport. This entire section of the town is worth seeing. Several Historic mansions each with it's own history. I would recommend taking a tour of at least one.

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Dallas, Texas
13 reviews 13 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

If you walk from the Viking Hotel to the Cottages (about 2 miles), you see a little bit of everything. Fun shops and restaurants, the Tennis Hall of Fame, and of course, the Cottages themselves.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Beautiful houses - mansions really - line this prestigious road. Maybe they hark back to a golden, bygone age when Newport was the place for second (or third, or fourth etc.) grand homes. Sadly, one cannot see much from the roadside so perhaps it is glimpses at best.

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Toronto, Canada
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270 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The Cliff Walk is an enjoyable seaside stroll but only offers limited views (and some not at all) of some of the oceanside homes. Many visitors to Newport don't realize that virtually all of the most spectacular homes are in fact located right along Bellevue Avenue. My advice (if you enjoy a hardy walk) is to head down Bellevue from... More

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Isabela, Puerto Rico
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Newport is a lovely place. We had a long walk in this avenue but has a beautiful scenery. The Mansions are old fashion & amazing surrounded by beautiful trees. Its worth the stroll. Overall: Great.

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Foley, Alabama
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

After doing the cliff walk, we walked the distance of Bellevue Avenue and saw the magnificent groups and entrances of the mansions - quite a site

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Bellevue Avenue was really cool. A lot of stores. It's a nice walk especially on a sunny day. If you need a drug store that is where it's located.If you drive instead of taking the bus, there is a parking lot but you have to pay. You can get an all day pass for the 67 bus for $6.00 well... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Tree lined mansions, many inhabited, some museums, other uses evident for these gigantic structures that spoke of past and present wealth. Greenery, tall trees and fences left on to imagine what presented beyond these streets as one leisurely explores this historical street.

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Leominster, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My wife and I walked down Bellevue Avenue after completing the 3.5 mile Cliff Walk (starting at the entrance near the Chanel House on Memorial Blvd. and on Bellevue). It's a little over 2 miles back to Newport center on Bellevue as a straight shot. We diverged, and walked over to the Breakers and walked through Salve Regina College. You... More

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Helmond, The Netherlands
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We biked along the avenue, nice mansions and other villas! There are many cars who drive along this avenue, when you are with a bike you can stop whenever you like.

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