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Address: Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI
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Part of the 10-mile Ocean Drive and home to many well-known mansions.

Part of the 10-mile Ocean Drive and home to many well-known mansions.

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American history at its finest

I was driving through Newport on an east coast road trip and some friends in Boston told me to go here. They gave me no context, just that I should drive down this street. I kept... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Ottawa, Illinois
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Ottawa, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was driving through Newport on an east coast road trip and some friends in Boston told me to go here. They gave me no context, just that I should drive down this street. I kept telling them, why would I drive down this one street, its just a street. On a last minute whim I got off the interstate... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

There's so much to see and do here. You can window shop, stop for a bite to each or just sit and people watch.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

The shops along Bellview Ave are lovely, unique, and staffed by welcoming shop keepers.If you exhaust them and still have energy, move to the wharfs and to Thames St.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

What a terrific avenue to stroll and take in all the structures and envision how this area developed in the late 1800s. The roadway is very busy though.

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Even if you choose not to go into any mansions, it's nice to walk Bellevue Avenue. There are still private residences, but it's especially fun to check out the outside of the public mansions, up close. You only pay if you want to tour the indoors. Some of them, you can walk around to the back and check out the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

While there is so much on this street to do including the mansions, this is a great area to do a run as well, it has a great view of the water.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

First I drove it, then I walked it. At first I didn't even want to believe these buildings were actually houses; they are so huge and magnificent. They all have their own unique histories; some have tours; but all are easily seen from the sidewalk. There is plenty of shade on Bellevue provided by some of the areas oldest and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Drive byes are impressive and not all are open during off-season, but a few are and they are worth the up close and personal tours. You just have to marvel at the extravagance and class disparity during this period of American history which played such an important part in making what this country is today.

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Augusta, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

This is a must-do when in Newport. It's not a very long drive/walk, but it is the heart of where the mansions are. Although there is no parking for reading the signs along the way, the street could be walked very easily. Trolleys can be used if the walk is too long or if fatigue sets in!

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Augusta, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Interesting to see the Mansions and other lovely homes along this drive. We went in December so the traffic was slow allowing us to take our time.

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