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Bellevue Avenue

Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI
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Ranked #10 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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franklin lakes, nj
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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229 reviews 229 reviews
98 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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49 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

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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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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New York City, New York
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198 attraction reviews
1,596 helpful votes 1,596 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 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
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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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110 attraction reviews
213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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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277 attraction reviews
426 helpful votes 426 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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