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Bellevue Avenue

Address: Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI
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Newport Ocean Drive Sightseeing Tour
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Ranked #15 of 101 things to do in Newport
Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Scenic drives, Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/bus tour, Driving
Owner description: Part of the 10-mile Ocean Drive and home to many well-known mansions.
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Scenic drives, Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/bus tour, Driving
Owner description: Part of the 10-mile Ocean Drive and home to many well-known mansions.
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Cape Cod, MA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Drive almg to see at least a glimpse of most all of the Mansions. No traffic this time of year. Easy drive.

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Linthicum Heights, Maryland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This street is really pretty but we didn't get to enjoy it as much as we would've if the weather was warmer. I would've loved to stop at more of the houses just to observe them but with the wind the way it was, we drove which didn't leave us much time to see all we would've liked to have... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This street is a treat to drive down. From this lane you can see all of the estates. Also, at the start of the street is a nice shopping center where the original casino used to be and where the tennis hall of fame is now.

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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126 reviews 126 reviews
75 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

A stretch of road of about a mile or so lined up with shops, restaurants, museums and mansions. Feels good and exhilarated walking down that stretch. Two three story buildings some with beautiful architecture, most of them charming colonial houses.

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San Diego, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Drive slowly down Bellevue Avenue (speed limit is 25 mph anyway) or better, walk, and be totally awed by the larger-than-life mansions on each side - it makes Beverly Hills look like a poor neighborhood. Nothing quite prepares you for the sights of mansions that were built during the Colonial era to the Gilded Age when America's industrial tycoons had... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

It's a beautiful street lined with America's castles. Well worth a trip and worth the price to see the houses. Each house has its own unique personality!

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Lakewood, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

nothing special, I didn't really find it so great. there is a lovely art gallery there, however, and the owner is very interesting.

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South Brunswick, New Jersey
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63 reviews 63 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Driving and walking this historic street in Newport brings you back to a time of ridiculous wealth and ostentation. Mansion after mansion after mansion. Beautiful works of art. Mastery of architecture. But the money that built them is just ridiculous. A sight to see in Newport. Did not tour any of the mansions as I refuse to pay for that.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

It was a pleasure to see Bellevue Avenue looking so good after 40 years away. A delight to see all the great Newport mansion lining the Avenue as well as the commercial district. Hotel Viking is remarkably upgraded over the years, while the Bellevue Avenue shopping center which I remember opening in the 1950's looks so seedy and sad. Great... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This road has may of the mansions (from the days of the rich and famous) that can be toured. We only did the Breakers. You could probably tour 3 of them in a day.

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