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Things to do in Kingston

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
American Restaurant
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“I prefer this uptown Kingston eatery in warmer months as the back deck has amazing views of the sunset and I find it a little tight inside. Have a Catskill Cocktail with elderflower extract. You’ll be glad you did! ”
  • 57 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. ”
  • 56 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Delicious brunch & dinner (with a full bar) in the heart of Kingston's historic Stockade district.”
  • 30 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.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Rock Club
“Great music venue with a vintage speigeltent INSIDE the venue! Check the schedule ”
  • 29 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
“(*Saturdays* - Outside from Spring until November/Inside Old Dutch Church every other weekend during the winter) A great way to experience countless local vendors all in one place. Located right in the historic Stockade district, you can also access lots of shops and restaurants after visiting the market. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“Wine bar in historic Roundout Waterfront in Kingston. Love everything about this place. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Bar
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“Do you like beers and books? Here you go! They also have Wifi, pot pies and coffee. They have events throughout the week in the early evening. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Taco Place
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“Everything from carnitas to delicious vegan tacos! Joe appreciates the double tortillas, and the fact that it's named after the owner's rescue pup. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
History Museum
“See ships being built by hand, catch the Clearwater when it's docked for maintenance, and kids of all ages love walking around and looking at the outdoor installations of boats and parts.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Music Venue
“From old movies shown on the big screen to plays to guest stars performing. Check this out on line to see what's playing while you are here!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Nature
“If you want an old fashioned tour of our beautiful Hudson River this is for you!! Get the boat in the Rondout. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“I thought I made great Mexican food, AND I DO! But when we really want to treat ourselves we go here. Everything is SO good. Darnit, I’m getting hungry just writing this. It’s a 24min drive across the river to Kingston, and well worth it. On top of everything else the place is absolutely adorable and summertime has an outdoor seating area with a taco truck and giant Jenga game. Cannot recommend this place any higher. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
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“The better of Rondout restaurants with a great view of the creek (you can see Sleightsburgh across the creek!). Watch boats come in, feed the ducks, and enjoy the drinks and bbq.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Zagat-rated American classics along the Kingston waterfront - steak, seafood, pasta - all delicious. ”
  • 14 locals recommend

Top restaurants

American Restaurant
“I prefer this uptown Kingston eatery in warmer months as the back deck has amazing views of the sunset and I find it a little tight inside. Have a Catskill Cocktail with elderflower extract. You’ll be glad you did! ”
  • 57 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Delicious brunch & dinner (with a full bar) in the heart of Kingston's historic Stockade district.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Café
“a hipster-y family friendly brunch spot/antique store in the middle of oldtown—great baked goods, coffees and teas.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Wine Bar
“Wine bar in historic Roundout Waterfront in Kingston. Love everything about this place. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Taco Place
“Everything from carnitas to delicious vegan tacos! Joe appreciates the double tortillas, and the fact that it's named after the owner's rescue pup. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Restaurant
“I thought I made great Mexican food, AND I DO! But when we really want to treat ourselves we go here. Everything is SO good. Darnit, I’m getting hungry just writing this. It’s a 24min drive across the river to Kingston, and well worth it. On top of everything else the place is absolutely adorable and summertime has an outdoor seating area with a taco truck and giant Jenga game. Cannot recommend this place any higher. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
“The better of Rondout restaurants with a great view of the creek (you can see Sleightsburgh across the creek!). Watch boats come in, feed the ducks, and enjoy the drinks and bbq.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Zagat-rated American classics along the Kingston waterfront - steak, seafood, pasta - all delicious. ”
  • 14 locals recommend

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