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Bellevue Avenue

Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI
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Ranked #11 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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Charlotte, NC
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153 reviews 153 reviews
97 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

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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75 reviews 75 reviews
38 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

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
44 helpful votes 44 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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254 reviews 254 reviews
114 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 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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114 reviews 114 reviews
49 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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44 reviews 44 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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200 attraction reviews
1,602 helpful votes 1,602 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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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521 reviews 521 reviews
111 attraction reviews
225 helpful votes 225 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
436 helpful votes 436 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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