Activities in Kingston

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A modern and busy city set on the waterfront, Kingston wears a lot of hats: all at once it is Jamaica's busiest city, the commercial and political capital, and home to the seventh largest natural harbor in the world.  Tourists find this city to be bursting with activity and will never want for something to do.

Despite its size, a great deal of Kingston can be explored on foot. You can begin a sightseeing tour by the cruise ship terminal and see several museums, government buildings, a city park, and several shopping centers.  The main center of shopping is south of King Street where there are vendors set up as well as storefronts selling discounted goods.  For locally crafted goods, you won't want to miss the Victorian Crafts Market on the waterfront.  For some simple fun, there is a miniature golf course.  Kingston is also home to some of the best dining and nightlife on the island – this is a place where you could stay up all night and never experience a dull moment.


Jamaica Golf

Hoping you can spend some time on the greens during your vacation? There are two golf courses in the area. The courses are Caymanas Golf Club and Constant Spring Golf Club. All you have to do is click on the course name for more detail concerning the course, including the number of holes, location, and much more. For a more comprehensive look at this specific topic, navigate to this guide, which discusses golf throughout Jamaica.

Sailing and Boating

Review the table just below for a listing of firms that can enable you to spend some time out on the open water.

Boating Opportunities In Kingston
Name Type Phone Location Island
Cool Runnings Cruises Boating and Day-Sailing Provider (876) 974-2446 3.7 mi. Southeast of Central Portmore Jamaica

If you're interested in learning about nearby marinas and charter operators click this link.


Shopping in Kingston

If there are some shopping fanatics in your group, they're not totally out of luck -- the area has more than 50 retail stores just waiting to be explored. Click this link to view our extended discussion of shopping in and around Kingston.


Bob Marley Museum

You should plan on spending a day exploring the culture, sights and sounds of Kingston. Interesting sights include 5 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to tourists. If you enjoy the great outdoors, you may enjoy the area's waterfalls, outdoor parks, and botanical gardens. To reach our complete page about attractions, go to this page.

The following table provides some details regarding a firm that can help you get the most out of your sightseeing time.

Sightseeing Services In And Around Kingston
Name Type Phone Location
Starlight Chalet & Health Spa Excursions Excursions and Sightseeing Service (876) 969-3070 9.0 mi. Northeast of Central Kingston
Travel Mania Tours & Services Excursions and Sightseeing Service (876) 988-5730 Portmore
Uwi Port Royal Marine Laboratory Nature Tourism Service (876) 927-1202 3.7 mi. Southeast of Central Portmore


Indulging in a trip to the spa just might be one of the most enjoyable parts of your entire vacation. If a visit to the spa sounds like fun, you'll be pleased to learn there are a few in this area. You can read this article concerning spas in the area if you want to discover additional information.


Jamaica Pegasus

If you'd like to play some tennis during your visit your best bet is to stay at a hotel that has a tennis court. However, there's only one property in the area where you can play tennis.

Other Activities

The following table lists a few details regarding other activities.

Other Activities In Kingston
Name Type Phone Location
Harbour View Stadium Sporting Event Venue -- Harbour View, Southeastern part of Kingston
Jamaica National Stadium Sporting Event Venue -- Central Kingston
Materna Wellness Centre Fitness Centers and Instructors -- Central Kingston
National Indoor Arena Sporting Event Venue -- Central Kingston
Spartan Health Club Fitness Centers and Instructors (876) 927-7575 Central Kingston

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