- Our list of the best things to do in Kingston, New York, features the top 191 nearby activities — including 92 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Kingston, NY has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Museums & Galleries, Outdoor Places, Sights & Landmarks, and Entertainment & Shows.
- The results below include the top 22 things to do within the city of Kingston, NY , followed by 169 popular activities in nearby cities, including Poughkeepsie, Saugerties, New Paltz, Hyde Park, Hudson, Rhinebeck, Catskill, Woodstock, Marlboro, Millbrook, Ellenville, Newburgh and Bolton Landing
Trolley Museum of New York Albany / Capital Region MoreLess Info
Family-friendly museum houses subway cars & trams from around the world, as well as artifacts such as conductor caps, vintage tokens & more
Several amenities and facilties are located at Forsyth Park. Handball courts, tennis courts, and a nature center are major draws to the park with other side options being woodland trails, the Kinderland Playground, and the picnic area.
Aboard their sailing vessel, Hudson Sailing offers passengers various excursions on the Hudson River and around the Catskills. In addition to charters, they offer painting excursions on board and sailing instruction.
A 2 story museum, the Senate House State Historic Site is the home of the states first Senate meeting. The museum offers guided tours, a collection of artwork and paintings, and artifacts pertaining to the formation of the government.
The ship known as the Rip Van Winkle provides visitors with excursions on the Hudson River. Beverage and snack bars are available onboard while the guide points out the estates of millionaires, lighthouses, and quaint villages along the river.
Part of the Hudson River Maritime Museum complex features the Rondout Lighthouse which was the first lighthouse at the entrance to Rondout Creek. Visitors must take a water vessel to the lighthouse though since there is no way to access the site by land.
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Green and John Streets, Kingston, NY 12401 MoreLess Info
The site where the original 17th century village of Kingston stood, the Kingston Uptown Historic District is still home to around a dozen original limestone houses from the period. Walking tours of the district are available.
Many different boats and exhibits are available at the Hudson River Maritime Museum. The focus of the museum is to preserve the maritime history of the Hudson River Valley, and general admission includes a self-guided tour of all exhibits.
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266 Fair Street, Kingston, NY MoreLess Info
The Volunteer Fireman's Hall & Museum of Kingston chronicles the history of firefighting and the local firefighters in the area. Exhibits in the museum include an 1898 fire-truck, fire equipment, and other antiques.
From festivals to local musicians, BSP Kingston features live entertainment from independent artists. The venue is located in a historic, early 1900s building. It has a bamboo floor dance studio where dance classes are hosted.