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“A lovely way to get a feel for Newport today”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Ocean Drive

Ocean Drive
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$27.00*
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Scenic Overview of Newport Viking Trolley Tour
Ranked #2 of 109 things to do in Newport
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Owner description: The marked scenic route along the dramatic Atlantic shoreline that circles Newport.
New York City, New York
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“A lovely way to get a feel for Newport today”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2013

Definitely take this drive if you want to get a feel for Newport outside of the town center and preserved history of the mansions.

Visited February 2013
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“Road was partially closed due to Sandy”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2013

I love the shoreline and repairs are underway. Eventually, I can take the long bike ride or drive, stopping to sit between the rocks and watch the waves come up into the Harbor.

Visited February 2013
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East Granby, Connecticut, United States
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“Gorgeous New England Coastline”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2013

What a beautiful ride! One part of the rocky coastline drive is spotted with huge mansions with manicured landscapes and another is a drive where you have the ocean on one side and a huge park (Brenton Point State Park) on the other. There is all kinds of parking along the way. Great spot to have a picnic, hike run bike ride, or whatever. One of our favorite spots along Ocean Drive has become Gooseberry Beach. It's like a secret gem! There is a reason that over hundreds of years some of the most wealthiest familys in the world have setteled on this little piece of this planet!

Visited February 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Hello Mrs Vanderbilt !!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2013

Found the perfect time to visit Newport is obviously Autumn/Fall. Next to no traffic, no crowds and on a beautiful fall day we enjoyed a leisurely drive and viewed how the other half live !! Some of the biggest Mansions this side of the Hamptons. The locals were still cleaning up after the big storm and they had suffered some damage but minor compared to elsewhere. The retreats of the likes of the Vanderbilts, Marble House and others are a testament to times long gone but are fantastic reminders of what serious wealth can get you ! The only workers we saw were all gardeners !!

Visited November 2012
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Sharon, Massachusetts
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“Back in time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

Beautiful! It's like going back in time! Take time to walk around the street and every time you will find something you have not seen from the last.

Visited October 2012
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