Historic Kingston, New York’s First Capital
Kingston is probably New York State's best-kept secret and was actually named by Business Week as one of the ten top places for artists to live in the United States. In the past few years the Kingston scene has experienced a cultural resurgence, thriving with art, culture, business and culinary excellence.
Home to one of the country’s top meat markets and surrounded by local farms, you could say that Kingston is a "foodie" city, with an abundance of amazing dining options. Home to Keegan Ales and a short distance from dozens of local wineries and breweries, Kingston also has a rich and rapidly growing craft beverage community.
The Uptown area,embodies the look and feel of Main Street America framed by the original Senate House and the Old Dutch Church. Kingston also has its own version of the South Street Seaport called The Rondout with a full marina leading out to the Hudson River and a bustling nightlife close by.
Increasingly popular as an upstate alternative to Brooklyn, Kingston shares much of Brooklyn’s cultural and historical influences. Kingston’s commitment to the arts is reflected by the Ulster Performing Arts Center, a 1,500 seat venue featuring music, theater, and more. The annual O+ Festival integrates art & wellness with artists creating murals across the city and health & wellness providers lend their support by donating services. The three day festival features art, live music, fitness classes and more, held every year in October.
Located between the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains, Kingston is a portal to almost every outdoor activity you can image. The Shawangunk Ridge and nearby New Paltz offer a wide variety of outdoor opportunities including hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, camping, and more. To the east, the Hudson River offers kayaking, fishing, boating, swimming and more.
In the winter Kingston is less than one hour from a full complement of downhill ski resorts including Windham, Belleayre, Plattekill, Hunter and more. In addition to downhill skiing, the area affords plenty of cross country skiing trails, plus snowshoeing, ice skating and snowmobiling.
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