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Address: Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI
Activities: Group tours/bus tour, Driving
Description: Part of the 10-mile Ocean Drive and home to many well-known mansions.
Visit Bellevue Avenue like an insider
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$27*
and up
Newport Ocean Drive Sightseeing Tour

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Just stroll along, you'll love it

If you want the real feel of Newport, this is it. The "cottages" on this unique avenue are our American version of the Loire Valley chateaux, so suspend disbelief and take a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
kfconanicut
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Rhode Island
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Rhode Island
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

If you want the real feel of Newport, this is it. The "cottages" on this unique avenue are our American version of the Loire Valley chateaux, so suspend disbelief and take a stroll. The cool breezes of Newport, the incredible landscaping, the avenue itself are all worth the price--free!

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New York City, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Take a walk on a sunny spring day and admire all great mansions laying up and down this great avenue.

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Dennis Port, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

What better way to spend a cold March day that to cruise up and down Bellevue Avenue and check out the mansions and the regular homes! Day dreaming about which one you would rather own is a fine way to pass time on a blustery March day!

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Cheshire, Connecticut
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Another area that you need to get out of the car and walk. I think I discover something new every time we walk it.

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Allen, Michigan
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41 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We continued into the more densely populated are to see more of these huge mansions. Incredible to see all the details as we explored the streets. through this area. Definitely want to return for a walk through the neighborhood some day.

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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
17 helpful votes 17 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
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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
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64 helpful votes 64 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
57 helpful votes 57 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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