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

Like to golf? There are a pair of golf courses in this area. The area courses are Caymanas Golf Club and Constant Spring Golf Club. You can click on the course name to read a detailed article concerning the course, including the number of holes, location, and much more. Those wanting to find out more about golf throughout Jamaica can do so by visiting this page.

Sailing and Boating

The table right below shows information on area 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 reading about marinas and charter operators follow this link.


Shopping in Kingston

If there are some avid shoppers vacationing with you, they can while away some time exploring some of the 41 retail shops in the area. Navigate to this extended discussion if you want to learn about shopping in and around Kingston.


Bob Marley Museum

You might want to set aside a day for experiencing the culture, sights and sounds of Kingston. Sights in the area include 5 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to vacationers. If you enjoy nature, you might have fun visiting the area's waterfalls, outdoor parks, and botanical gardens. Anyone needing to get more details about area sightseeing opportunities can do so by following this link.

Information about a firm that will help you have a great time enjoying the local sights can be seen down below.

Sightseeing Services In And Around Kingston
Name Type Phone Location
El Sol Vida Fun Tours Jamaica Excursions and Sightseeing Service (877) 839-3924 2.3 mi. East-Northeast of Central Kingston
Jamaican Cultural Enterprises Excursions and Sightseeing Service (876) 374-6370 2.0 mi. North of Central Kingston
Lime Tree Farm Hiking Hiking Tour and Trip Operator (876) 446-0230 1.7 mi. South of Central Mahs Bank
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


Going to a spa just might be one of the most enjoyable parts of your entire vacation. If you're ready for a spa experience, you will be happy to learn there are two in this area. Navigate to this page dedicated to spas in the area if you're seeking additional facts.


Jamaica Pegasus

If you're a tennis player you might want to make your reservations at a hotel that has a tennis court. However, there's only one property where you can play tennis in this area.

Other Activities

The following table has some details concerning 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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