Ocean Drive Historic District, Newport

4.7
#2 of 30 in Outdoors in Newport
Scenic Drive · Historic Walking Area
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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  • We rode this on our bicycles and it is the way to go. Gorgeous with a rolling terrains that is totally manageable.  more »
  • A drive past luxury. The ocean was so beautiful with the sun glistening on the waves. The spray of the ocean while taking photos was a lot of fun. We spotted a wedding party taking advantage of a...  more »
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  • 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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