We are all about keeping you in the loop on the best places to visit, things to see, and experiences to have during your stay with us in the Hudson Valley. We are so fortunate that our award-winning bed and breakfast has those three words that realtors love…location…location…location! When you stay with us, adventure awaits outside the front door. Taking the spotlight today, less than an hour away, is Kingston, NY. Enjoy waterfront history, shopping and more with a day trip to this charming spot!
Kingston, NY is a destination area for culture, shopping, dining and recreation. “Rondout” is the area considered as “downtown.” It is situated right on the Hudson River and was originally a Maritime village. It eventually became the third largest port on the river and merged with Kingston in 1872. The image above shows Kingston Point on the Hudson on Oct 7th, 1898. The neighborhood was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. With the Kingston Marina located here, you can take a boat tour to view the Rondout Lighthouse or simply enjoy the waterfront park, shops and restaurants.
Shopping – Perusing and window shopping and hunting for bargains…always a fun excursion on vacation! Here you’ll find all kinds of quaint boutique shops with everything from vintage collectibles, handcrafted jewelry, home goods, wine and coffee, antiques and clothing.
Dining – Food is one of the best parts of being on vacation. You discover foods you’ve never tried before, sharing a meal brings people together, and you get new ideas to try at home. And…no dishes! Downtown Kingston is a foodie destination with an array of places that will please any palate. Here are a few highlights:
- Armadillo – Mexican cuisine
- Brunette – Wine, beer, cider and food
- Dolce café – Crepe café
- Downtown café – Italian cuisine
- The Golden Ginza – Japanese cuisine
- Mariner’s Harbor – Seafood
- Ole Savannah Southern Table and Bar – Barbecue
Kingston Waterfront Farmers Market – TR Gallo Waterfront Park is brimming with activity every Sunday from 10am – 2pm, May 23rd to October 31st. The Waterfront Farmers Market has everything you’d want to fill a basket with: fruits, veggies, herbs, cheeses, pies, fresh caught fish, breads, cakes, cookies, cupcakes, ice cream, iced coffees, spirits, ciders, and more.
If you decide to spend a day in Kingston, NY, we’d love to know what you enjoyed so drop a comment below! It’s never too late to book a summer stay at our bed and breakfast. Our online reservation system is quick and easy (and provides the best rates!). We are here to help so please contact us anytime if we can assist in planning your next Hudson Valley adventure.