Ocean Drive Tours

The breathtaking Rhode Island shoreline unfolds along Ocean Drive, a 10-mile (16-kilometer) scenic road along Newport’s southern coast. Points of interest include the New York Yacht Club, Fort Adams State Park, Hammersmith Farm (where President Kennedy had his wedding reception in 1953), Brenton Point State Park, and Gooseberry Beach.
 
The Basics
A drive along this stretch of road, also known as Ten Mile Drive, is a must for anyone visiting Newport. While most travelers explore the area by car, hopping in and out at the various points of interest along the way, it’s also possible to ride along the road aboard an open-sided trolley. Many of these tours also drive down Bellevue Avenue, giving passengers the chance to see Newport’s famous mansions as well. Visitors based in Boston can see the highlights of Newport, including Ocean Drive, on a day trip.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Ocean Drive is a must-see for first-time visitors, photographers, and nature lovers.
  • The drive itself takes less than 30 minutes, but give yourself several hours to stop and explore points of interest along the way.
  • Combine your trip along Ocean Drive with a visit to one of the Newport mansions, such as The Breakers, The Elms, or Marble House.
 
How to Get There
The easiest place to start an exploration of Ten Mile Drive is from the southern terminus of Bellevue Avenue at the intersection of Ocean and Coggeshall avenues. The best way to explore the scenic road is by car.
 
When to Get There
Ocean Drive is spectacular no matter the season, though you’ll share the road with far fewer cars if you plan to visit between September and May. You can swim at some of the quiet beaches along the drive in August and September.
 
Brenton Point State Park
Set at the midpoint of Ocean Drive, this state park offers one of the best views on the East Coast. It’s a popular pullover spot for picnicking, hiking, and kite flying while soaking up the Atlantic Ocean views.
Location
Address: Ocean Ave and Coggleshall Ave, Newport, RI, USA
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Scenic Overview of Newport Viking Trolley Tour

Get your bearings of Newport on a guided trolley tour of the city, which fills you in on Newport's history and contemporary culture as you travel among city sights. From restored homes on Ten Mile Ocean Drive to the legendary mansions of Bellevue Avenue, this tour introduces you to Newport with class and charm suitable of this historic city.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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$25.00 USD
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  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Newport Viking Trolley Tour with The Breakers and Marble House Admission

See two of Newport's most spectacular mansions on a trolley excursion that includes guided tours of The Breakers and Marble House, both former Vanderbilt homes. In addition to the two mansion tours, the trolley is a great way to get an overview of Newport's mansions and coastal scenery, as you'll cruise Bellevue Avenue and Ocean Drive, two of the town's most exclusive neighborhoods. An onboard guide will share Newport facts and history throughout the tour, which passes more than 150 points of interest.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$57.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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$57.00 USD

Newport Gilded Age Mansions Trolley Tour with Breakers Entry

Discover the beauty of Newport, Rhode Island, and its historical mansions on an apporximately 3-hour trolley tour that takes you past more than 90 points of interest along Ocean Drive, Bellevue Avenue, Cliff Walk, and more. Also included is admission to the Breakers, a Vanderbilt mansion and U.S. National Historic Landmark.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$39.00 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Best of Newport Trolley Tour

See the historical and picturesque sights of Newport, Rhode Island, on this approximately 90-minute trolley tour that takes you past more than 150 points of interest along Ocean Drive, Bellevue Avenue, Cliff Walk, and more. Check out colonial architecture, and admire the mansions of the United States' Gilded Age.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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$25.00 USD
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  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Private Newport, Rhode Island City Tour

Explore the major attractions of Newport on a private 2-hour sightseeing tour with a lifelong local. Private transportation enables you to cover more of the vibrant city easily and comfortably. Discover Cliff Walk, Victorian neighborhood, Ocean Drive, and more with your private guide. Of course, you can pause the tour at any time to take photos or simply enjoy the ‘City by the Sea’ atmosphere.
  • Duration: 90 to 120 minutes
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$55.00 USD
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  • Duration: 90 to 120 minutes
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Private Mansion and Newport Rhode Island City Tour

Get a comprehensive tour of Newport, Rhode Island and its mansions on this private half-day tour focused on its history and culture. Enjoy personalized attention and benefit from the ability to travel at your own pace with a dedicated guide by your side. This private tour can accommodate up to 14 people.
  • Duration: 150 to 180 minutes
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$75.00 USD
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  • Duration: 150 to 180 minutes
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$75.00 USD


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