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Bellevue Avenue

Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI
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Ranked #8 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Every time I come to Newport the weather is perfect. Bellevue Avenue is charming. It almost reminds me of the movie Pollyanna with Hayley Mills

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Neuchatel, Switzerland
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131 reviews 131 reviews
31 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

It was easy to drive slowly along the wide road and see into the grounds and see the grand private homes and mansions that line this road.

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New York City
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91 reviews 91 reviews
51 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

If you love mansions and architecture, be sure to stroll, or at least drive, along Bellevue Ave. Of course if you have the time, you should pop in to visit some of the mansions to appreciate the interiors and learn about those who lived there.

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Palmyra, Wisconsin
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147 reviews 147 reviews
99 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Beautiful mansions on this most lovely of streets. RIPTA buses stop at their marked signs NOT on a timely basis and not a bench in sight to sit and wait while going from mansion to mansion. It's a oo la la street with a La De Da addresses.

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Fleming Island, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Bellevue Avenue is the main street to access all the Gilded Age mansions of Newport. Bellevue can be horrifically congested during the summer, so drive with a lot of patience, and do not be in a rush. A visitor should definitely visit as many of the mansions as possible. Buy a 5 mansion ticket from the Preservation Society for the... More

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Stamford CT
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132 reviews 132 reviews
48 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Lots of traffic! If you don't like being stuck in traffic, especially on the weekends, avoid this road at all cost!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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108 reviews 108 reviews
54 attraction reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

A casual drive up and down Bellevue Avenue on a nice spring or fall day is one the best Newport experiences that a traveler can have in the "City by the Sea". The overhanging trees, the wide adjoining lawns, the gated entrances and the glimpses of the fabulous Newport "cottages" can be magical on a weekday in May or September.... More

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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118 reviews 118 reviews
27 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Bellevue avenue is a nice drive to see a large portion of the Newport Mansions from the front or road side versus the ocean. It is a nice contrast to the "boardwalk" style atmosphere of the water front.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Just walking down Bellevue Avenue was worth the trip. The houses are all well maintained, lawns beautifully landscaped. It is amazing to see so many elegant homes in one area. Just as amazing as the house museums was the number of other houses of equal grandeur that are private homes.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

There are numerous beautiful mansions along the way. Some are now museums and open to the public, while others are active homes. There is ample parking at the mansions that are open for tours. I wish we would have had another day here.

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