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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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Relaxing drive and well worth it

We took a bus trip along Ocean Drive and saw Hammersmith Farm (where Jack & Jackie got married) and some huge, gorgeous homes. Also, there are some small beaches along the way... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
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Rochester, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We took a bus trip along Ocean Drive and saw Hammersmith Farm (where Jack & Jackie got married) and some huge, gorgeous homes. Also, there are some small beaches along the way that are open to the public but it's well known. My husband and I spent the afternoon at one and it was so relaxing and uncrowded like the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Gorgeous views out to the Atlantic Ocean. Large, elegant residences bordering the sea. Definitely, worth a trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Found this place while studying at Salve and it was a daily trip for me and some friends. Typically we drive down Bellevue and start at the eastern end of Ocean Drive, and others we go the other way. There are several backroads throughout the drive that I advise you to check out. Every road will get you back to... More 

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New Jersey
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72 reviews 72 reviews
34 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Your visit to Newport is not complete until you have traveled this scenic drive. The rocky coast provides a beautiful foreground to any picture of sunrise, sunset or any vista on your camera lens. Numerous places to get out of the car and explore. Beautiful any time of year. We were there is December so a cold wind was blowing!... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This drive is worth your time full of great ocean views and nice mansions, too. You will need to make to several stops along the side of the road to enjoy the view and take some great photos.

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Beautiful scenic drive-- Any time of year! The drive has beautiful bends and a couple of places to stop to admire the ocean.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Leave downtown Newport via either Thames Street of Belview Ave to get the Ocean Drive. It is about six miles long and has some remarkable ocean view scenery. The public parks along the route have plenty of places to park to view the waves as they break on the rocky shore. And on either end are some of the large... More 

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Bronx, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Loved this scenic drive on Ocean Drive...a must do while in Newport. Some of the best scenic ocean views in the Northeast.

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dree
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Nice not to have a lot of traffic during a cold, brisk day. Never tire of this beautiful ocean drive

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Vienna, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This is a nice approximately four mile drive around the water front area where you can see the nice homes. It is peaceful and quiet and you can stop just about anywhere for a break to stretch your legs or to take a phot.

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