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Ocean Drive

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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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Newport Mansions Small-Group Day Trip from Boston

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Gorgeous Drive

We decided to ignore what our GPSr was telling us and decided to take this drive. Absolutely stunning views everywhere along the drive. We were excited to see what was new at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Ken_T_allenite
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Allen, Michigan
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Allen, Michigan
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103 reviews 103 reviews
41 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We decided to ignore what our GPSr was telling us and decided to take this drive. Absolutely stunning views everywhere along the drive. We were excited to see what was new at every turn along the way. Highly recommend to anyone in the area.

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Branford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

Ocean drive is a must when in Newport. Even though it is winter, it's beautiful! The ice and snow on the rocky shore is really beautiful to see. Very different than the summer scene but worth the ride. Many good restaurants in town to warm you up after the drive. Enjoy!

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Newport, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Take ocean drive from Bellevue to Castle Hill for great ocean scenery. Stop at Brenton Point to walk along the rocky shore, soak up some sun, watch the boats go by or enjoy the kite flying all summer. There are also walking trails, great for kids and dogs.

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New York City, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

It was frigidly cold, but the drive was so beautiful. The wind blew the snow across the road and we felt that we were the only people in the world. I am sure that it is not like this in the summer. Worth the drive.

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Rhode Island USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Great views with free parking and restrooms. Always people flying the most beautiful kites. Bring the kids, it is beautiful,

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Newport, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Whether you're here for a day or forever, a quick drive around Ocean Drive is worth it. Start from the Mansions on Broadway and just keep hugging the coast, or start from Downtown and do the same thing in the opposite direction. Many places to stop and enjoy the ocean. Making the drive on a motorcycle or convertible for two... More 

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Duxbury, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We always take this drive when we're in Newport. The combination of the rocky coast and view of Narragansett Bay, and the beautiful homes along the way make it an enjoyable visit.

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Nutley, Nj
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you are in Newport and have some extra time, take a drive on Ocean Drive. The views are really beautiful. There are plenty of places to pull over so you can take some photos. I just love this rocky coastline.

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Geyserville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

You travel along Ocean Drive to go to tour the mansions. Its a lovely drive and our tour guide gave us some history and showed us the sites along the way. I'd recommend a guided tour as you'll miss the history and won't know what you're looking at along the way.

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Shelton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

If you travel to Newport and have time ,take the drive well worth it. Stop and see the great views of the water on the way and visit the breakers/ marble house

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