Things to do in Kingston
While you are visiting the Catskill Mountain Railroad in Kingston, New York, there are many other great things to see and do while you’re here! Historic Kingston is also home to many great restaurants and family activities as well. Here are just a few you might want to consider.
The Catskill Mountain Railroad offers these attractions as suggestions only, and is in no way affiliated with the businesses and services listed below. Many attractions are seasonal in nature, please check individual listings to confirm times and dates of operation.
Museums and Activities
Hudson River Maritime Museum
50 Rondout Landing – Indoor and outdoor exhibits preserving the maritime history of the Hudson River and the industries that developed around it.
Senate House State Historic Site
296 Fair Street – Amidst the turmoil of 1777, New York’s first Senate met in this simple stone house that has been preserved as a museum.
Friends of Historic Kingston Museum
63 Main Street – Home of the Fred J. Johson Museum, Historic Kingston Museum, and Stockade District Walking Tours.
168 Lighhouse Drive, Saugerties – Built in 1869 at the mouth of the Esopus Creek, offering overnight accommodations, public tours and special events.
Savona’s Plaza Pizza
Kingston Plaza – Mouth-watering pizza, wings, calzones, wraps, subs, and Italian dinners and salads.
11 Broadway – A casal-styled Italian restaurant, located in the old Opera House on the Kingston waterfront.
812 Ulster Ave – Homemade Italian favorites for lunch and dinner.
Picnic Pizza & Family Restaurant
501 Washington Ave – Traditional wood-fired pizza oven and Italian specialities.
Olympic Diner (845) 331-2280
620 Washington Ave – Open 24 hours for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Boice Bros. Dairy (845) 338-3506
36 Oneill Street – Great ice cream and dairy-fresh milk, butter, and more!
Mickey’s Igloo II (845) 331-8798
193 Hurley Ave – Fun food and ice cream.
Jane’s Ice Cream
307 Wall Street – Handmade in the Hudson Valley!
Armadillo Bar & Grill
97 Abeel Street – Southwestern and Mexican cuisine with a Nuevo Latino twist.
94 North Front Street – Continental fare offered in a restored 1679 Dutch farmhouse.
Ship to Shore Steak & Seafood
15 West Strand – An intimate American bistro located in a historic 1870s storefront.
Deising’s Bakery & Restaurant
111 North Front Street – An award-winning restaurant and bakery.
11 High Street – Family style Italian with live entertainment Friday nights.
Santa Fe Uptown
11 Main Street – An authentic Mexican restaurant with a lively and festive atmosphere.
Kyoto Sushi & Japanese Cuisine
337 Washington Ave. – Authentic Japanese cuisine, sushi, sashimi, teriyaki and tempura.
Hudson Coffee Traders
286 Wall Street – Coffee, tea, soup, sandwiches, wraps, baked goods and more.
Best Western Plus – Kingston
The Best Western has a special Polar Express room rate, you must call the reservation desk to book the room: (845)-338-0400
Hampton Inn – Kingston
1307 Ulster Ave. – Microwave, refrigerator and coffee maker in every guest room.
79 Broadway – Peaceful accommodations in an 1820s building near the waterfront.
70 North Front Street – Located in the historic Stockade District.
The Stone House
476 Old Route 209, Hurley – Unique accommodations in the historic Cornelius Kool House.