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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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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

The ocean drive offers views of unusual beauty, albeit on the rough side. Hard winds in a spectacular landscape.

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Shanghai
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

The 10-mile drive takes you by the ocean and more mansions. It's easy to do and a fun way to see the town.

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Litchfield, Connecticut
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70 reviews 70 reviews
18 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

This was a very enjoyable car ride on a sunny Spring day. It is a short drive along the water with a few stop-offs. I'm not sure if it is an absolute must-see while in Newport. If you have lived anywhere near water you may not find it all that special. It is similar to many other shore drives. Having... More

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Saratoga Springs, NY
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38 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Put the family in the car and drove. Allowed everyone to see a glimpse of the water and many beautiful houses. There is a stop mid-way around the tip where you can park. We walked down to the water and collected rocks and such with the kids. Wish we had brought our kites as many people were flying them there.

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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

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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3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

...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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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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