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“Newport's 21st century gilded age neighborhood”
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Ocean Drive
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Ranked #2 of 115 things to do in Newport
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Owner description: The marked scenic route along the dramatic Atlantic shoreline that circles Newport.
Toronto, Canada
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“Newport's 21st century gilded age neighborhood”
Reviewed 26 August 2014

Bellevue Avenue provides visitors to Newport with a peek at what live was like in the early 20th century - incredible mansions that hosted lavish parties during the city's summer social scene. A drive down Ocean Avenue allows one to see how today's uber wealthy vacation. The homes - most of which are new and massive in size - rise out of the dunes and have incredible views towards the ocean. It's fun to drive along Ocean Avenue but it might as well be on another planet as the real estate is far out of reach of the average Joe.

Visited August 2014
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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“Homes for the über-rich”
Reviewed 26 August 2014 via mobile

A well signposted 20 minute circular drive that provides a glimpse of some fascinating homes that occupy great locations. Worth a look

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New York City, New York
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“A beautiful drive with history”
Reviewed 25 August 2014

The long slow drive along the coast of Ocean Drive takes you through broad ocean visits, rocky coves, and landscaped private lawns. The surf comes pounding up against the rocks that dip their way down to the sea. Benches provided along the way give you a spot to sit and watch the waves break and the seagulls fly. Ocean Drive takes you to and from Bellevue Avenue with its magnificent Gilded Age homes or to the historic Fort Adams. Near the end of the drive is the Inn at Castle Hill, a great place for a drink or lunch with it beautiful terrace and incredible views. A perfect sunny day outing or a wonderful moody rainy day drive.

Visited July 2014
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Raleigh, NC
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“Worth the Drive”
Reviewed 25 August 2014

Overall a worthwhile drive, our expectations may have been too high. Their were some short sections where the scenery was limited (no views of ocean or interesting houses). There are several stops where you can enjoy overlooks and are close to the ocean. We would do the drive again if in Newport.

Visited August 2014
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London
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“Beautiful”
Reviewed 24 August 2014

Just breathtaking in parts resembling the scenery on Pebble Beach's 17 mile drive. The only downside is that a lot of the coastline is privately owned so you can't see everything. Eisenhower's house is also worth a quick visit to see from the outside.

Visited July 2014
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