Ocean Drive
Ocean Drive
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The marked scenic route along the dramatic Atlantic shoreline that circles Newport.
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Curious13766892131
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Great sightseeing. Beautiful drive and breathtaking mansions. It was leisurely and I would do it again. We also ate delicious food.
Written April 3, 2024
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roaming_kiwi58
Christchurch, New Zealand2,827 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
A drive around here was part of our tour, which was from our cruise ship tendered off shore from Newport. Nice views around the drive on a pleasant day. Worth the time.
Written November 8, 2023
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LotsaTraveling
Stony Brook, NY381 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
We were visiting Newport for the weekend and drove around Ocean Drive during the afternoon. The houses were interesting, though much more grand in Bellevue Avenue than Ocean Drive per se. However the views of the water and sailboats were well worth the drive. We didn’t tour any of the sites but drove onto the Fort Adams site and by the Eisenhower house and USS Bennington memorial. Many people had stopped, spread blankets on the ground or were stretched out on lawn chairs, enjoying the afternoon sun.
Written June 13, 2023
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Lou P
Kansas City, KS320 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
We had seen some parts of this drive, from the mansion tours, but it was interesting to drive it. We had trouble finding the lighthouse.
Written June 7, 2023
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Irene J
12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Ocean Drive in Newport offers a breathtaking journey along the city's stunning coastline, punctuated by grand mansions and natural beauty. The juxtaposition of the blue sea, historic landmarks, and lush greenery makes for a picturesque drive. While a bit crowded at peak times, the scenic splendor of Ocean Drive makes it well worth the visit.
Written April 29, 2023
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paulabc2
Chicopee, MA790 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Family
Self guided tour on a winters day in February, no traffic, beautiful views, mansions, ocean. It was gorgeous. We went back the second day to look at it all over again.
Written March 10, 2023
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neverenufftravels
Clear Lake, IA412 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
Loved our self guided coastal drive along the rugged coast line. The views were incredible. The only downfall, wish we could’ve stayed in the Newport area longer.
Written March 4, 2023
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Joanne H
32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Very scenic views, beautiful homes. Was winter so not traffic congestion. Parking at pull offs for pictures was easy. Great location to drive
Written February 9, 2023
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putmeinaplane
usa19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
This was a highlight of the the VoiceMap audio tour. I so glad we took the tour or we would have missed this.
The natural beauty of this place is a must see.
This is an interesting contrast to the City of Newport and is just a mile or two from town.
I believe this vista rivals the Cliff Walk.
Written December 11, 2022
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Jake23
New Jersey6,523 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Ocean Ave has some amazing views of the sea. The waves were rough today and crashed over the barrier because of the storm this morning. There are plenty of places to pull off and take pictures. A must see in Newport.
Written November 12, 2022
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