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Ocean Drive

Newport, RI
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Ranked #2 of 66 attractions in Newport
Type: Scenic Drives, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Activities: Driving
Traveler Description: The old-timers call this '10 mile drive.'  While its new name over the decades has become 'Ocean Drive' this roadway is literally 10 miles of... more »
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

It's a nice drive with some nice ocean views but we wouldn't say it was fantastic. We think there are many other ocean drives in Maine and Rte 1 in NH that are just as good if not better. That being said, what we found interesting along the way were the beautiful homes, the Castle Hill Inn and Lighthouse and... More

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed glimpses at the many beautiful private houses along the road and stopped to enjoy the view at a scenic overlook by Brenton Point State Park. There were two monuments there one seemed to be Navy related and one seemed to be related to civilian sailors/fishermen. The Navy one was surrounded by a fence for restoration work so I... More

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Newport, Rhode Island
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Being a 'Newporter', I try to drive-around "Ocean Drive" once-a-week. And I usually 'drive-the-Drive' on weekends... & relatively-early in the morning, say before 7:00. I also start-on the 'Bellevue Avenue' end... which takes me past Doris Duke's home ("Rough Point"), & then around the Drive... because I like having 'the sun at-my-back', thus avoiding any glare 'in-my-eyes'. It's normally 'very-quiet'...... More

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Lodi, New Jersey
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90 reviews 90 reviews
35 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

...beginning near Fort Adams and drive Ocean Drive all the way around the peninsula to Bellevue Ave. It is a pleasant drive of about 15-20 minutes of scenic shorelines. The homes along side of you may make you think that the world is unfair, but the architecture is amazing, and the views of the ocean and the waves crashing is... More

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Old Greenwich, Connecticut
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This paved walkway takes you behind the mansions right next to the high ocean cliffs. It isn't dangerous and really has great views of the backyards of the largest Newport mansions on one side, and the wild ocean on the other. Now is the time to go before the summer crowds come. We could not go the whole (3 mile?)... More

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Newport, Rhode Island
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Best done by car, there are places to park and enjoy the great views of Narragansett Bay and out into the Atlantic Ocean. Many 20th c. artists were so inspired that they painted the rocky shoreline and ocean from here.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

worth the time to spend a little driving along this road. Dumps you into the mansion the long way around

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Berkshire, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We enjoyed looking at the "new" mansions, the view, and some great geocaching. Go all the way out to the farthest point to see the house on the rock - Clingstone.

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Durham, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

A nice drive that we took several times. Not too many places to pull off the road and take in the scenery but there IS a nice little park along the way.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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89 reviews 89 reviews
21 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Never miss this drive when I go to Newport. Any time of year, it's a beautiful place to visit. On a nice day, take a picnic lunch or some wine and cheese and lay out a blanket for a relaxing respite.

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