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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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Ocean drive is beautiful, and with the sea air on your face it's even better. So if you have a convertible, take the drive. Otherwise you can rent those goofy little cars on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Rebecca S
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Ocean drive is beautiful, and with the sea air on your face it's even better. So if you have a convertible, take the drive. Otherwise you can rent those goofy little cars on Thames st. or ride a bike (also available to rent on Thames), which is my preference. It's not too hilly and you can soak in the view... More 

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Connecticut, United States
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17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We love biking or driving ocean drive. It takes about 15 minutes to do the whole loop driving and about 45 to bike it. You pass by some amazing houses that are great to look at as well as some beautiful ocean views. You can pull over and park in the park near the ocean and sit on one of... More 

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Murrieta, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

What a beautiful island with breathtaking views! The drive along the ocean is "a must see". We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the magnificent area and the drive was one of the highlighta.

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Jodhpur, India
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Brilliant place to catch in the sea and clean air. A ideal spot for a picnic.beware of the sea gulls ,seemed more aggressive, and await for the food to be thrown their way....good adequate parking facilities....

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Westborough, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

It is an amazing road drive along the ocean. very beautiful place to take numerous and lovely pictures of nature.thrilling experience to sit on the edge of the rocks and view the ocean. just make sure that you wear right foot wear ,not to get hurt on the rocks.

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Eugene, Oregon
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This drive is pleasant enough, but it is not significantly different from driving along the coast anywhere between New Haven and Boston, except for the handful of RI-style McMansions scattered along the way.

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San Diego, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Just before sunset, we were able to make it over to Ocean Drive and enjoy the views. Great chance for a photo op.

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Chichester, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Amazing views, amazing scenery, amazing homes... amazing amazing amazing! Watched the sunset from a park bench, one of the best I've seen. Loved taking a drive down Ocean Drive, it was pretty spectacular, so much so we did it twice.

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Kelowna
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

If you can, take the time to drive along Ocean Drive. It is not busy, isn't too far out of the way from Newport, it's beautiful, and best of all it's free. The scenery is impressive, but the mansions are incredible to see too. I was lucky. The day I did it, the weather was clear and sunny but the... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The road is great The view of the ocean is unik. I DIDN'T WANT TO END THE ROAD. It was so nice to drive and stop on the view points, which are in specials places

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