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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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A truly wonderful walk

If you can physically walk, then take the time to stroll down Bellevue Avenue. There is so much history and architecture charm along this avenue. The walkways are well kept... read more

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Bethany Beach
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you can physically walk, then take the time to stroll down Bellevue Avenue. There is so much history and architecture charm along this avenue. The walkways are well kept, although there are many tree roots that have lifted the pavers and pavement along the way, so keep your eyes open. Also, watch when crossing the street, many people driving... More 

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West Kingston, Rhode Island
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bellvue Avenue is the Hub of Newport. It is the entrance to all the Mansions. Home to The Tennis Hall of Fame. It leads to major avenues such as, Salve Regina University, Cliff Walk, and St Mary's Church where President Kennedy was married. It leads to the major beaches and has many up scale shops. It over looks the view... More 

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Litchfield, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bellevue Avenue is one of the most famous streets in the US. Homes of the barons of industry stretch for miles. You can weave in and out of the cross streets to see even more palatial "cottages." This is a great walking tour. You can see so much more on foot than by car. And you can stop & start... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It might seem strange to think of an avenue as being an attraction but if you had a couple of hours to spend strolling...and the weather was nice...then you could do a lot worse than walking the length of Bellevue Avenue. You'll see a selection of the mansions and other houses and you could get into the grounds up close... More 

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Ottawa, Illinois
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

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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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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Reviewed 18 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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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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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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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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