Activities and Leisure

Kingston Happenings: Dining, Shopping, Attractions

The dining options in the Kingston area are suburb whether you prefer fine dining that isn’t pretentious, ethnic options, or a nice casual pub, you’ll be thrilled with the choices that are available. Many of the Kingston area restaurants have been around for decades…. Shopping in Kingston is an evolving scene as there have been many stores opening recently and some stores that have been established for many years.

The Uptown, Midtown, and Downtown business districts each have their own unique inventory of stores and well worth your while to explore…. Kingston Dining

There are all types of attractions venues from the grandiose Ulster Performing Arts Center that features world-class performers, numerous art galleries featuring local artists, and a set of wildly diverse music venues. The river and mountains provide a playground where boating, hiking, fishing, cycling and other outdoor activities can keep anyone from ever being bored....... Read More
Activities Food and Leisure

Kingston, NY is home to some of the best restaurants and bars in the country. Some are run by graduates of the nearby Culinary Institute of America. With hiking, swimming, apple picking, wine tasting and other outdoor activities at your fingertips, Kingston NY, is your one stop destination. Kingston is centrally located to all of the best the Hudson Valley has to offer. Kingston is home to a large number of art galleries. Kingston has many festivals in the Rondout including the Kingston Jazz Festival…. Read More > Add This Upstate Town to Your New York Getaway List

The Catskills and its surrounding areas have long been a getaway for creatives looking to escape New York City. The latest such wave of design-minded entrepreneurs and makers—expats from Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens—can be found building a community in Kingston, New York. Just a two-hour drive from New York City, this Hudson River Valley town (the original capital of New York state) is situated at the base of the Catskills region on the Rondout Creek. Kingston Shopping and Attractions

Its charming storefront real estate was an initial draw for Michael Drapkin, owner of Kingston Wine Co., who opened up shop in early 2014, causing a snowball effect. In a span of just three years, the town has gone through a bit of a creative revival—now buzzing with fresh design energy. Here, our roundup of where to shop, eat, drink, and stay while visiting Kingston…. Reed more

New York Times > Kingston, N.Y., a Rest Stop on the Hudson

FROM its menu of pre-Prohibition-era tipples concocted with house-made syrups to its setting in a painstakingly restored 1880s sewing machine factory, the year-and-a-half-old Stockade Tavern is the epitome of cocktail chic. But you won’t find it in downtown Manhattan or across the river in Brooklyn; instead, head about two hours north to Kingston, a modest-size city in the Hudson Valley of New York.…. Reed more

Chronogram > Comeback Kid Kingston

In the early 2000s, there was much talk of Kingston, New York, becoming—please forgive this usage of perhaps the most loathsome marketing phrase of our generation—"the new Brooklyn," with the city's Uptown neighborhood serving as its nexus…With the city's largest concentration of historic stone buildings, including the 1852 Old Dutch Church, the neighborhood is further defined by its quaint covered sidewalks. The sector is packed with coffeehouses and cafes.... Reed more

Smorgasburg returns to the Hutton Brickyards in Kingston

Smorgasburg returns to the Hutton Brickyards in Kingston, NY for a monthly market every third weekend of the month from May through October. Situated on ten acres on the Hudson River waterfront, the weekly market features some of the Hudson Valley and upstate region’s most exciting chefs, food purveyors, and craft brewers alongside a curated selection of handmade design, vintage clothing and antiques. There are also a few of our favorite Brooklyn vendors as well activities for children and family-friendly musical fare…. Reed more


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