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Address: Newport, RI
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The marked scenic route along the dramatic Atlantic shoreline that circles...

The marked scenic route along the dramatic Atlantic shoreline that circles Newport.

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Recommend you take this drive on a nice sunny day in Newport the views are breathtaking and the roads are nicely maintained no potholes just smooth sailing!

Reviewed 4 days ago
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33 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Recommend you take this drive on a nice sunny day in Newport the views are breathtaking and the roads are nicely maintained no potholes just smooth sailing!

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Portsmouth, RI
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108 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A beautiful place to drive your car or ride your bike. Great views of the ocean and some of the spectacular estates that straddle both sides of the road. A must - do during a visit to Newport.

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Thank Bob W
New York City, New York
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113 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Well worth the drive. Breathtaking view of the ocean. Magnificent homes; quiet and peaceful drive. Several places to stop and take in the scenery. Enjoy the view!

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38 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Lovely ride, in the sun or clouds. The sea is right there, and the mansions are out of this world. Great place to see the old and the new.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've only visited this in the off season. I'm sure the reviews from someone visiting in the summer would sound different. This is a peaceful drive. It's fun to drive through and imagine the places you'd like to live and how spectacular the views must be. There are lots of places where you can pull off and just watch the... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went in Oct so Newport was really quiet. It was a gorgeous drive. Go out of season, I hear the traffic is terrible during the summer.

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Medford, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Along the beach area, there is parking so you can pull over to enjoy the view, fly a kite, walk on the beach, or just chill. You need to relax and enjoy the journey rather than rushing through it. Pull over and let faster traffic pass. Our favorite drive is to start on Belleville near the Elms and drive down... More 

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Over the past 52 years we have driven on Ocean Drive while we lived on the island and during the many years when we lived in the south. We watched our children and grandchildren enjoy the splendors of the ocean, the kite flying, and the beauty of the homes along the drive. Because this drive holds so many wonderful memories... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a short drive with beautiful vistas and several spots for parking and exploring or taking photos. I've experienced beautiful sunsets along the drive too.

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Wilmette, Illinois
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are a quite bit of spots where you can take pictures. The scenery is great. Take your time and drive slowly.

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