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Address: Newport, RI
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Activities: Driving
Description: The marked scenic route along the dramatic Atlantic shoreline that circles...
The marked scenic route along the dramatic Atlantic shoreline that circles Newport.
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Lovely Drive

Ocean Drive is a lovely, albeit somewhat slow, drive around the south edge of Newport, where you can ogle all the large homes of the well-to-do. It's a pretty drive, but one that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

Ocean Drive is a lovely, albeit somewhat slow, drive around the south edge of Newport, where you can ogle all the large homes of the well-to-do. It's a pretty drive, but one that can be choled with traffic in high season.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

We biked Ocean Drive more than once during our weekend stay. We were lucky to have great weather. We also walked the Cliff Walk. It's a nice ride/walk but hard to see anything, as most mansions have high fences...

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

We have done this drive many many times, and it never fails to be a favorite. It is a beautiful view around every corner. There are numerous places to stop and walk out, or even sit and watch the boats go by. It is also fun to look at all the amazing homes along the way, and wrap up by... More 

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Danbury, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Ocean Drive is so wonderful. We usually stop at Brenton's Point park to watch the boats and birds that run along the rocky beach.

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Andover, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I grew up in Maine, live in Massachusetts and have spent a lot of time on the coast of NH so I've seen coastlines and this is one of the most beautiful.

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Virginia Beach
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

What a fantastic drive. The scenery was amazing. True New England coastline. We stopped at a few places to take some pictures and admire the view. I only wish there were a few more places to stop along the way, but it still was such a nice drive.

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Holden, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

If you're going to Newport, you have to go to Ocean Drive. It is what Newport is all about. Spectacular views.

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Newport, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is one of the most beautiful drives in the USA. I have been coast to coast and this is in my top 5 drives! It is breath taking with the ocean and state parks. There are so many scenic views for photos whether on the rugged rocks or sitting at Ocean Cliff overlooking the bay with the sailboats, you... More 

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Bath, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is a must do whenever here. The drive was enjoyable and loved both the ocean and the wonderful homes you get to see. The fresh salt air is nice take your time and enjoy.

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Tucker, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We do this once or twice a day. Just beautiful and restful. Enjoy it different seasons. Never crowded to drive.

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Address: Newport, RI
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport

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