15 Best Things To Do in Kingston

The capital and the largest city of Jamaica is located on the southeastern coast of the island. The city is full of places and attraction points for the visitors, the list is endless. Where you want to explore the historical expressions or the best points for the tourist the list is unending. In order to make your trip, more productivity here is the list of top 15 things that you must do in Kingston Jamaica. All the places and attraction have been listed due to their popularity and importance in the city. The city tour will take you through the culture and legacy it has been carrying since ages. Check out these 15 places you must visit while your tour to Kingston, Jamaica.

1. Devin House

Jamaica’s one of most popular landmark and history heritage has been built in 1881, during the rule of the British colonist. The property holds an important place among the Kingston people. The house is a must visit spot in Kingston if you want to see the Jamaica history by your own yes. The furniture used to build the house was from the 19the century and there is a huge plantation across the house. The tour to the ]house and the whole property is available for the visitors.

2. National Gallery of Jamaica

The National Gallery of Jamaica is a pure representation of the country’s existence and ethics. The gallery comprises the antique art from some of the fine Caribbean artists from the history. Started in 1974, the gallery is home to some of the finest work from the Jamaica artists including the artists from nearby regions. There number of works available to witness from the artists like  Edna Manley and Metallica.

3. Lime Cay

In spite, if being surrounded the bluest water of the ocean, Jamaica doesn't have much of the beaches. Som ost of the Kingston residents plans their beach days mostly on the weekends by taking the ferry to the Lime Cay. Lime Cay is the closest beach for the Kingston locals, where you can enjoy the sun warm with a cold breeze. We advise you to carry your own food, water, and other supplies as there are no vendors on Lime Cay.

4. Bar Hopping

Jamaica can be considered at the best place from where the rum being’s supply to the whole world. This makes Kingston one of the most bar hopping place, there are some of the fine bars that you must try. The best part of the bars in Kinston is that there some season la events always going. You can leverage these events to enjoy the perfect night at Kingston.

5. Hit The Blue Mountains

Dd, a little bit of wilderness and adventure to your trip by hiking to the Blue mountains of Kingston. The Blue mountains located over the northern area of Kingston is the perfect place for hiking. It may take you from four to eight hours to hike to the top of the mountain from where you can see the Cost of Cuba. The Blue Mountain National park should be on the list of the visitors looking to hike some adrenalin the body.

6. Bob Marley Museum

The place is being devoted to the memory of the legend Bob Marley, who spread the Jamaican culture all over the world. The museum is located at the Bob Marley’s house in Jamaica which is still owned by his family. You will find the belongings and the life form of the artist from his begging days in the country. With his start from a poor community in Jamaica, the museum also tells about his whole journey to be a legend.

7. The nightlife of Kingston

The never-ending nightlife of Kingston is what makes the visitors never to forget the city and their trip. The part is always going in Kingston and there is a seasonal celebration going on, which can know more specifically by the locals. The biggest celebration is during the Carnival where everyone is on the street partying and dancing all night. February to April is the best season of the year to visit the city to enjoy the impeccable nightlife.

8. Witness the game thrill

It is globally known that the Jamaican athletes are dominating in most of the sports internationally. Kingston host many marches of different sports and all the locals are always too excited about the games. The sports are like the heart of the city they never miss any game. The offices closed too early on the nights of matches so the employees can attend the games enjoy themselves.

9. Port Royal

The small village located at the mouth of the Kingston harbor is known as the most wicked place ever. The place was once home for all the dangerous Caribbean pirates including Henry Morgan, Blackbeard, and Calico Jack. These pirates used to visit the village on several occasion for seeking refuge against the law enforcement. However, after the earthquake half of the city siked but the remains will give you goosebumps about the old times.

10. Strawberry Hill

The luxurious hotel located at the Blue Mountain is the place where you arrange your stay in the mountains. In order to enjoy the wilderness and adventure, you don't have to put your comfort at stake. The hotel is composed of highest view that will give you most pleasing feeling ever. The hotels also offer Spa that will help you in relaxing your mind and body after the hiking.

11. Emancipation Park

The big park was inaugurated by the Prime Minister in 2002, you will see the name,e on the entrance sculpted with bronze on the wall. The park represents the country’s values i.e. excel. Truth and education that every resident follows by heart. You will find the jogging tracks, playing sights for kids and other locals enjoying the great evening there.

12. Hope Botanical Garden and Hope Zoo

The Hope Garden is the biggest botanical garden in the entire Caribbean region. The garden belongs to the Richard Gope who was a commander in the British army. The government has gifted him they are for serving the British army. The garden comprises various plantations and species of plants that you never heard about. There are several parts including the Cactus Park. Adjoining to the garden there is also a Zoo that homes a number of endangered animals.

13. Quad

If you get into the mood of enjoying the night with the part the part hotspot is here for you. Auad is the superclub place that comprises four different clubs in the building and depending on your choice and mood you can select the club. You can even party all night long by sticking in between the clubs. On the ground floor, there is Christopher Jazz Club, above it Oxygen, Voodoo and Taboo clubs are always open for you.

14. The Little Theaters

The Little Theaters was opened back in 1961 and is known for stage performances by the National Dance Theater Company. You Will be thrilled by seeing the performance from the young artists.

15. Trench Town Culture Yard

 

The place is known for the birth of reggae masters Bob Marley and Alton Alice, the government has proclaimed the national heritage. The place is kept very carefully alive with renovations every year and holds a very special place among the Kingston people’s heart. You can see the Bob Marley’s first car and first guitar here, this is the place where Bob Marley wrote his first song.

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Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Kingston, Jamaica

Must see places in Kingston ranked on popularity. Here is the complete list of best attractions in Kingston and point of interests to visit.

  1. Devon House

    #1 of 41 Things To Do in Kingston
    Devon House

    Tags: Art And Culture, Outdoors, Historical Site, Tourist Center

    Address: 26, Hope Road, Kingston

    Timings: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    One of the main cultural attractions in the city, Devon House Heritage Site is owned by the Government of Jamaica and managed by Devon House Development Limited since February 2002. The mission of the...Read more

  2. Bob Marley Museum

    #2 of 41 Things To Do in Kingston
    Bob Marley Museum

    Tags: Museum, Entertainment, Tourist Center, Photo Gallery

    Address: 56 Hope Road Kingston 6 Hope Rd, Kingston, Jamaica

    Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    Perhaps the most visited of tourist sites in Kingston Jamaica, the Bob Marley Museum is a true ode to the legend. Visitors are taken on a guided tour of the legend’s former home and the location...Read more

  3. Devon House I-scream

    #3 of 41 Things To Do in Kingston
    Devon House I-scream

    Tags: Cafe, Entertainment, Tourist Center

    Address: Devon House, 26 Hope Road (corner of Hope Road and Waterloo Road)

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Devon House I-Scream is Jamaica's most popular ice cream, a national Sunday-afternoon tradition for the locals and a popular "find" for visitors to Jamaica. They makegood quality ice cream, and  ...Read more

  4. Emancipation Park

    #4 of 41 Things To Do in Kingston
    Emancipation Park

    Tags: Park, Picnic Spot

    Address: Oxford Road and Knutsford Boulevard, Kingston 5

    Timings: 05:00 am - 11:00 pm Details

    On the cross roads of Oxford Road and Knutsford Boulevard in Kingston, you will come to the ceremonial entrance of the Emancipation Park. A large, stunning and controversial sculpture awaits you at th...Read more

  5. Blue Mountains

    #5 of 41 Things To Do in Kingston
    Blue Mountains

    Tags: Mountain, View Point, Observatory

    Address: Blue Mountain Peak, c/o Jamaica Conservation Development Trust, 29 Dumbarton Avenue, Kingston 10

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The longest mountain range in Jamaica (28 miles), the Blue Mountains get their name from the constant blue-ish mist that surrounds the peaks. The highest point is the Blue Mountain Peak at 7204 ft. (2...Read more

  6. Trench Town Culture Yard

    #6 of 41 Things To Do in Kingston
    Trench Town Culture Yard

    Tags: Outdoors, Tourist Center, Shopping Center, Town

    Address: 6 & 8th Lower 1st St, Trench Town, Kingston, Jamaica

    Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    The birthplace of reggae and the former home of Bob Marley and other musical greats like Vincent ‘Tata’ Ford and Alton Ellis. Trench Town Culture Yard has now been proclaimed as a National...Read more

  7. Port Royal

    #7 of 41 Things To Do in Kingston
    Port Royal

    Address: Palisadoes, Kingston, Jamaica

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Port Royal is situated on the end of an 18-mile long sand spit known as the Palisadoes, 15 miles from the centre of Kingston. The place where the real “Pirates of the Caribbean” once lived...Read more

  8. National Heroes Park

    #8 of 41 Things To Do in Kingston
    National Heroes Park

    Tags: Outdoors, Park

    Address: Allman Town, Kingston, Jamaica

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The National Heroes Park is oval in shape and was formerly a racecourse and a site for official celebrations. At 30 hectares it is the largest open space in Jamaica. The famous Smile Jamaica Concert w...Read more

  9. Hope Botanical Gardens And Hope Zoo

    #9 of 41 Things To Do in Kingston
    Hope Botanical Gardens And Hope Zoo

    Tags: Outdoors, Garden, Zoo

    Address: Old Hope Rd, St Andrew, Kingston, Jamaica

    Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Spread over 200 acres of land, Hope Gardens is the largest botanical gardens in the Caribbean. The land was originally part of the "Hope Estate", which was owned and run by Richard Hope who was a comm...Read more

  10. Lim Cay

    #10 of 41 Things To Do in Kingston
    Lim Cay

    Tags: Outdoors, Beach, Picnic Spot

    Address: Kingston, Jamaica

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The small, low-lying Lim Cay has one of the most beautiful beaches in Jamaica. Lime Cay is uninhabitable by humans because it is occasionally submerged when the tide comes in. Some of the best snorkel...Read more

  11. Quad

    #11 of 41 Things To Do in Kingston
    Quad

    Tags: Food And Drinks, Club, Entertainment, Performance

    Address: 20-22 Trinidad Terrace, Kingston, Jamaica

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Located in the heart of New Kingston, Quad is a superclub, which comprises of four different clubs in one building. Depending on your mood and music preference, you can party the night away in this st...Read more

  12. The Little Theatre

    #12 of 41 Things To Do in Kingston
    The Little Theatre

    Tags: Entertainment, Performance, Theatre

    Address: Kingston, Jamaica

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Little Theatre was opened in 1961 and is home to the Little Theatre Movement (LTM).The land for the theatre was purchased from the Government of Jamaica by funds received from by the profits LTM a...Read more

  13. Fort Charles

    #13 of 41 Things To Do in Kingston
    Fort Charles

    Tags: Museum, Educational Site

    Address: Port Royal, Jamaica

    Timings: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    Among Port Royal’s five original forts, Fort Charles is the only one that survived the 1692 earthquake, although it did sink 1m. Jamaica’s latitude and longitude are measured from the flag...Read more

  14. Boon Hall Oasis

    #14 of 41 Things To Do in Kingston
    Boon Hall Oasis

    Tags: Sport, Walking Area, Cafe, Restaurant

    Address: 4 River Rd Stony Hill, Kingston 9, Jamaica

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Nestled amidst nature, this aptly named eatery is a little piece of Eden with lush greenery and the sounds of the flowing river. Famed for its authentic Jamaican cuisine, Boon Hall Oasis is especially...Read more

  15. National Galley Of Jamaica

    #15 of 41 Things To Do in Kingston
    National Galley Of Jamaica

    Tags: Art Museum, Art Gallery, Museum, Cafe

    Address: 12, Ocean Boulevard, Kingston (Entrance is from Orange St.)

    Timings: 11:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    The National Gallery of Jamaica was established in 1974, is the oldest and largest public art museum on the island. It has an extensive collection of early, modern and contemporary art from Jamaica an...Read more

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