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3 Days in Kingston - Perfect 72 Hours Guide
Kingstone, which is popular as the ‘limestone city’, is nestled amidst spectacular landscapes. From the Lake Ontario to the St. Lawrence River and the Cataraqui River, it is an ideal getaway for nature-lovers. You can wander the streets of the city admiring its different heritage buildings, visit museums and art galleries to learn about captivating stories from the past, or simply head towards the Thousand Islands to get away from all the chaos. Read on to know how you can spend 3 days in Kingston and cover as many tourist attractions as possible.
What to see in 3 days in Kingston?
Day 1 In Kingston
Step back in time and learn about the fascinating history –
Start your day by visiting Fort Henry established near the mouth of the Cataraqui River. This national historic site of Canada dates back to the early nineteenth century and has become a popular tourist attraction over the decades. You can also witness military demonstrations here sometimes. But, confirm the timings before planning your visit as these activities are not held throughout the year.
As you have only 72 hours in Kingston, taking a tour of the Bellevue House is a great way to spend your afternoon. This house, which was constructed during the 1840s, is popular as the home to Canada's first Prime Minister Sir John Alexander Macdonald. The architecture of the house is influenced by the non-symmetrical Italian style villa and is one of the first structures of its kind in the country.
When the sun starts going down, head towards Kingston waterfront to unwind with your loved ones. This 8 kilometers of the pathway has numerous parks and tourist sites along and is an ideal place to catch the sunset. Take a walk or simply laze around after all the wandering through the town.
If you are looking forward to club-hopping, then Downtown Kingston is perfect for you. It has lively pubs, bars, nightclubs along with several fine-dining restaurants and charming cafes. You can pamper your taste buds and dance the night away here.
Day 2 In Kingston
Combine peace and sightseeing –
What can be better than visiting the 18th century St. George's Cathedral in the morning? Though the building we see today was built in the 1820s, its history dates back to 1792. Its majestic dome and tastefully decorated interiors attract the locals as well as tourists. Visiting the first church in the Kingston area is a great way to learn about the local history. It will also give you a chance to experience tranquility amidst all the hustle and bustle.
Another national historic site of Canada - Murney Tower - is also minutes away from the cathedral. The tower was built in 1846 and was part of the defensive Martello tower fortifications in the city. Today, it has been converted into a military museum and is open to the public from May to August. Include it in your Kingston itinerary for 3 days as its collection and displays of military and domestic artifacts will tell you about the 19th century Kingston. The upper floor of the tower offers stunning vistas of surrounding landscapes.
You must visit Kingston City Hall that stands on the shores of Lake Ontario. Its splendid architecture that carried the influence of the Neoclassical style adorns the skyline of the city since 1844. As the hall is established near the Springer Market Square, it will give you a chance to soak in the local flavor in the evening. This historic square is home to public market that has been running since 1801. Take a walk around, buy fresh fruits, or shop for lovely souvenirs.
Day 3 In Kingston
Discover what surrounding landscapes offer –
Now that you have explored the city for 2 days, it’s time to head towards the Saint Lawrence River which is home to more than 1,800 small islands. It has earned the name of ‘Thousand Islands’ and attract locals and tourists alike throughout the year. With Wolfe Island being the largest and other smaller islands, it offers numerous recreational activities. These islands are home to different parks, historic sites, and tourist attractions. You can enjoy kayaking, boating, fishing, picnicking along with hiking through the woods that adorn the shores. Spend a whole day exploring different islands and find yourself in the heart of nature. It is recommended to get a guided tour to make the most of your time.
Now that you know what this hidden gem has to offer, pack your bags to visit Kingston.
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