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“Worth the traffic”
Review of Ocean Drive

Ocean Drive
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Newport Mansion Tour Along Ocean Drive
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Owner description: The marked scenic route along the dramatic Atlantic shoreline that circles Newport.
Hartford CT
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Worth the traffic”
Reviewed July 30, 2012

The traffic going through Newport to get to Ocean Drive is pretty packed, but it moves. After you leave downtown, it usually clears out. One the way to the ocean , you pass Hammersmith Farm, where Jackie Kennedy grew up, and other beautiful homes. After you get to the ocean, the road winds along the coast and you can see all different kinds of boats, birds, and the waves crashing agains the rocks. There is a state park where you can park (for free) and walk on the rocks. The rest of the road is made up of more beautiful homes before getting you back to the mansions and the downtown area.

Visited July 2012
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Bristol, Connecticut
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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“ocean drive”
Reviewed July 30, 2012

The ride on ocean drive is best appreciated on a bicycle or a scooter. the kites are fun to watch and the homes are piggery at its finest.

Visited July 2012
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Picturesque drive”
Reviewed July 29, 2012

This has it all - quaint harbors, rugged coastline, beautiful homes and easy access. Spend time at various points along this scenic journey.

Visited July 2012
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West Warwick
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Drive by Ocean”
Reviewed July 29, 2012

Take your time enjoy the sights,see how the one percent live.Don't be afraid to stop and take pictures.

Visited July 2012
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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Absolutely gorgeous.”
Reviewed July 26, 2012

Breathtaking. The houses, the cliffs, the beaches...absolutely amazing. Ive always heard great things about Rhode Island, but I had no idea this was what I was in for. Good lord. Be willing to go slow, and bring a good camera. My husband and I took about 600 pictures today between the ocean drive and Jamestown (which is also a must if you're visiting Rhode Island). Clear your afternoon and take your GPS, but dont be afraid of getting lost. Thats the best part. There are so many back roads and hidden parks.

Visited July 2012
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