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Best things to do in Kingston

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Lake
“Go to the Ashoka Reservoir Promenade. Google Ashoka Reservoir parking. If you are a shutterbug this is where you will get amazing photos of you and your friends with no effort. I’ve cross country skied the promenade and it is a go to spot for a great shot. If you are interested in a history of the area lesson watch Deep Water.”
70 locals recommend
Bar
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“Fancy, pricey, good cocktails. Dark setting. If that’s your thing then I think you’ll enjoy this space. ”
55 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“A standout regular menu with a raw bar, steamed clams and lamb sliders is complimented by an array of daily specials. ”
53 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Delicious brunch & dinner (with a full bar) in the heart of Kingston's historic Stockade district.”
32 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“The Rosendale Theatre is a three-story, 260-seat movie theater and performance venue located on the town's charming and historic Main Street. Owned and run by the Rosendale Theatre Collective (RTC) - a nonprofit formed in late 2009 - the Theatre presents and produces world-class films and performance, arts, and education programs.”
36 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“The Rosendale Cafe offers some of the best vegetarian food and performing artists in the Hudson Valley, serving weekly entrees, assorted salads, exciting homemade desserts, organic coffees, six tap micro brews, and wine. Recognized by Chronogram Magazine as Best Vegetarian Restaurant and Best Performance Space, and the Poughkeepsie Journal - four star rating for food and value.”
37 locals recommend
Rock Club
“Event space and night club open late! Check their schedule of events online. ”
28 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Saturday 9-2. Colorful market with handmade goods & local foods, cheese, meat, fish, flowers etc”
34 locals recommend
Café
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“a hipster-y family friendly brunch spot/antique store in the middle of oldtown—great baked goods, coffees and teas.”
35 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Unique brewery that serves an amazing assortment of beer and cider. Some bar food and live music also. Sort of Divey ... in a good way ”
33 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Davenport Farms is a family-owned farm market, greenhouse, and wholesale vegetable farm located in Stone Ridge New York. Great spot for gourmet food items, fresh-baked goods and other delicious treats.”
30 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Incredible and educational in terms of learning about the supposed Woodstock Colonyof the Arts. Learn more about water conservation our most valuable resource up at The Squirrels’ Den.”
30 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“Wine bar in historic Roundout Waterfront in Kingston. Love everything about this place. ”
23 locals recommend
Café
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“Elevated diner food for breakfast or lunch. A seven-minute drive from High Falls to Stone Ridge.”
21 locals recommend
Store
“Basic supermarket if you want it. I think it's too pricey but good for toilette paper etc.”
20 locals recommend
Café
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“Hash is a modern take on a traditional cafe serving breakfast, brunch, lunch all day long and uses many local farms, organic ingredients, and creative ideas to serve their food and beverages.”
18 locals recommend