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“My favorite street in Newport!”
Review of Bellevue Avenue

Bellevue Avenue
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Owner description: Part of the 10-mile Ocean Drive and home to many well-known mansions.
Manchester, New Hampshire
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35 reviews
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“My favorite street in Newport!”
Reviewed May 10, 2013

Bellevue Ave is the location of the Tennis Hall of Fame, some shops, and--most importantly--the main strip of mega mansions from the gilded age. This tree-lined street boasts breathtaking homes that come straight out of a move--or in my dreams ;)

Most people begin the 10-mile "Ocean Drive" here, which is HIGHLY recommended. But if you have the time and enjoy light exercise, I encourage you to walk down Bellevue Ave and all it's side streets.

By walking, you have more time to fully appreciate Newport's splendor in all it's glory. Just be warned the potential for neck soreness, as you'll spend majority of time looking up in wonder with jaw dropped! Yet there's a quiet gentleness here, too. Perhaps it's because this tree-lined street provides a refuge of ample shade during the height of the hot sun, or perhaps it's because of the refreshing ocean breeze (located only a block or two away). Or perhaps is the numerous gas lamps that provide a perfect environment for a romantic evening stroll...

Either way, take advantage of the wide sidewalks and meander down Newport's most famous street. It's free, it's enjoyable, AND it's a great way to see many of the mansions if you don't have time (or money) to tour them each extensively.

Visited May 2013
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“Pristine mansions”
Reviewed April 28, 2013

This is a great street to walk along and take note of the incredible mansions. It is a nice walk and should be done in conjunction with Cliff Walk. This way you get to see the front and rear of the estates.

Visited April 2013
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“Quaint & Interesting”
Reviewed April 25, 2013

Bellevue Avenue is a quaint quiet tree lined street which goes past many famous mansions, the tennis hall of fame and takes you back into history imagining what it was like in the hayday.

Visited April 2013
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“Best of Newport!”
Reviewed April 18, 2013

If you like to walk, Bellevue Ave is a top notch walk! Full of beautiful mansions, lots of sidewalk room, and plenty of fresh air. A great walk for those traveling with dogs!

Visited April 2013
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“More Impressive on Foot”
Reviewed March 26, 2013

You get a better feel of both the magnitude and the beauty by walking this street than you do by driving it, so take the time and park the car somewhere. Depending upon your perspective, you'll either revel in the opulent excesses from the Gilded Age or be slightly appalled that people could be that self-indulgent. Either way, this street is a great window into that bygone era; there is really nothing else quite like it in America.

Visited March 2013
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