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.