Driving along the Atlantic coast, imagine what life must have been like at one of the lavishing mansions on Ocean Drive Historic District, which were built in the 19th and the 20th century. Take the 16 km (10 mi) road atop the Atlantic Ocean, passing through luxurious neighbourhoods. Then park your car and snap some photos or take a tour of some of the mansions. See the gardens, stables, vehicles, stone sculptures, and fountains. Take in the open ocean views, listen to seagulls, and walk along the shore, where you can picnic. A visit to Ocean Drive Historic District represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Newport trip itinerary maker site to plot your vacation.
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Monday after Thanksgiving - Looking for something to do on a rainy day on a Rhode Island “shutdown day” we decided to take in Ocean Drive. It was a “wild and woolly” day with 50 mph winds and driving.... more »
This is a nice drive along the coast to see pretty houses and ocean views! Plenty of places to stop and look around along the way to the Cliffwalk. more »
Went here after Newport Jazz Festival The mansions are beautiful and their location makes them even prettier. Brenton Point has a monument to stop at. Go slow and enjoy, but people will tailgate you. Ignore. Beautiful when the sun sets and the cliffs make great pictures.
I think it was a nice short drive. There are spots along the way where you can park the car and take in the views of the beautiful houses and the ocean. It’s definitely worth driving this route if you get a chance.
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