Downtown Princess Street is also on a hill that conveniently slopes down to the water! If you are a resident of another country or region, please select the appropriate version of Tripadvisor for your country or region in the drop-down menu. Visit the official website for all the details. The parking area is big and the trails are well marked.

Queen’s has actual student-led tours but they are catered to students looking to study there. If you want to get out of downtown for a bit, you can drive north to a piece of the Rideau Canal called the Kingston Mills Locks. If you are looking for a place to stay in Kingston, there are a few places to choose from.

This connection to the past makes Kingston one of the best places to visit in Ontario for history buffs, foodies, and everyone else in between. It’s also a great activity for all seasons since it’s indoors.

You can ask about more information in the Visitors Centre or read more here. This place is a hub for activities in all seasons. Conveniently, The Agnes is not too far from the Trolley Tour stop on Queen’s Campus. Attractions. Day Trips.

As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases. This connection to the past makes Kingston one of the best places to visit in Ontario for history buffs, foodies, and everyone else in between. While you’re out by The Penitentiary, why not check out the Penitentiary Museum? If you want to get out for a nature day in Kingston, this is where you should go with a rental car or bikes! The area itself isn’t too exciting – but the locks are a World Heritage Site and there’s a visitors centre. Like we said, good views for a summer evening – but you should try to “spend local” if you’re in Kingston. If you want to get out on the water on your own, you can do that!

Address: the end of Barrack St, Kingston (295 Ontario St).
The green space is nice for a picnic if you want to get a feel for Canadian nature.

Check out The Hochelaga Inn or the Rosemount Inn if that interests you.

Here Are Some Of Our Favourite Things To Do In Kingston, Ontario! There honestly is something for all interests and fitness levels! Only in Kingston for a few days? We cover LOTS of them in a post on Kingston bars and pubs. Check the official website to plan your visit – it’s also a stop on the Trolley Tour.

Back to Fort Henry, this “authentic” experience in a British military fort is complete with tours, a restaurant, rifle shooting, and a sunset cannon firing ceremony in the summer. This “hop-on hop-off” style tour takes you all around to the highlights a visitor would want to see. Essential shops open for business in Kingston during November 2020 lockdown, The Legends of Swing: Tribute Night at Al Forno.

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These days, “The Pen” as it’s called is closed down and features a museum and tours. You can check the market schedule here.

There are plaques and monuments throughout – one pictured above – so you can learn a bit about the city. No matter what you’re after — from live music to art workshops — there’s always something happening in our vibrant city.

If you’re keeping track – this makes it older than Canada itself! We did the 3 Hour Cruise to the 1000 Islands and really enjoyed our half day on the water!

The renowned Bader Collection includes three by Rembrandt.

You will also find many of the larger chain stores here like the Gap but you didn’t come to Kingston to shop at popular stores, did you? Not only is there heaps to do right in Kingston itself, but it is also the gateway of the famous Thousand Islands.

50 Rondout Landing, Kingston, New York, Phone: 845-338-0071.
If you’d like to visit the museum, admission is by donation – and it’s a stop on the Trolley Tour. Join our Ontario Away Newsletter Community. We have written a guide on getting to Kingston from Toronto if you are coming from that direction! This island is a great summer time destination for beach seekers, and those looking to explore another part of the massive waterway. You can climb the inside and sneak a peek through the windows of the city below. What are the top attractions to visit in Kingston? You are reading "Fun Things to Do in Kingston, Hudson Valley this Weekend with Friends" Back … There are also hotels out by the highway (not that close to downtown) and you could stay here to potentially save money. Visit top-rated & must-see attractions.

in particular – great beer, great history, great food, great place! Competition!

Located in the old warden’s house and built between 1871 and 1873, this house offers a unique look at a different part of Canada’s history.

Tickets are affordable for a game – and you can check out the website here. The essential shops in Kingston town centre that remain open for business. If you know you want to go, book a reservation! It’s located a bit uptown so you may need a car or cab to get there. Eric has stayed at The Ambassador a bunch of times and it’s a great hotel with pool but the Thriftlodge Kingston is also very popular. This is something that you should NOT miss.

Fun Fact: Eric went to Queen’s and also worked for the school in various capacities. As an Ontario-born Canadian, Eric has seen lots of his home province while Lisa, his German, is just getting started. Things To Do in Kingston. Many of them are local businesses selling things from food to artisan crafts, clothing, and other things! When you are in New Kingston, you will be close to many of the island’s cultural and historic sights.

Find snacks, decorations and even spooky costumes for your pet. There are permanent exhibits like Canadian and European Baroque art as well as fascinating rotating exhibits. From Fort Henry to the 1000 Islands and Kingston Penitentiary Tours, discover the best of what Kingston has to offer.

"Grass Creek Park has everything you need for an escape from the city; there is a play park for the children. We’ve curated a list of our top attractions you can’t miss across the city.

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Keep in mind, this isn’t a complete list – but it’s pretty good. Hip and historic Kingston, N.Y., is a Hudson Valley destination for great shops, historic sites, live music, festivals, art, and a scenic waterfront. We outline them below to help you plan your trip.