You can't go to Newport and not take the Ten Mile Drive, also known as Ocean Drive. You just can't.
Part of the Ten Mile Drive is Bellevue Avenue, which is the street lined with the famous stunning mansions. The Elms is the official start, and I will talk much more about the Elms in another post.
You could rent a scooter, but we preferred to drive our car.
The day was a hazy, hot and humid one, and even though visibility was low, the view was still spectacular.
Fishermen were out in full force.
The real estate here is amazing, jaw-dropping and out of my price range. This one reminded me of something in the South of France. Provence perhaps?
We stopped at a little cove and got out to get a closer look.
A close up of the shale reveals layers of grey, white and terracotta.
There were sailboats at every twist and turn.
We stopped at Fort Adams State Park for a quiet and secluded picnic with a view of Newport Harbour.
And it sure didn't disappoint.
Chris decides to explore, while chicken little (me) stays ashore and snaps photos.
We even saw some water fowl along the way.
And of course, you pass by the beach. This is Easton's Beach.
Castle Point is another stunning stop along the Ten Mile Drive, but I took so many wonderful shots, including the resort, sailboats and the lighthouse, that it deserved its very own post to follow.
Hope you enjoyed the drive. The best part, it is free of charge!