What to Do in Kingston, Jamaica
There is so much to do during your stay in Kingston that you won’t be able to do even half of what you want – and part of the reason for that is that to do anything, you have to first tear yourself away from the beach! That’s okay though, Jamaica is always open to tourists. If you don’t do it all the first time, you’ll come back for more anyway so you’ll do it next time. Today, there are a ton of museums in Kingston waiting to teach you the stories of those who are no longer here to tell them. The King of Reggae, Bob Marley, even has his own museum, which is a great stop for all that know and love his music. The tour goes through his entire home and garden, included in this is a 20 minute film of his life. The cost is approximately $10 per person, but this is one place gets busy fast, so call ahead of time before making your way up there.
For a taste of what life would have been like for those who were making it big in Kingston during the late 19th century, take a tour around Devon’s House which was a 2 story mansion built in 1881. Although what you see today is a restoration of the original building, you can still get a good idea of the elegance in which the owners lived. Anyone who loves gardens should visit the Castleton Gardens in Kingston. Located near Strawberry Hill there is always something in bloom for visitors to admire. You’ll see everything from trees, shrubs, bushes, flowers, and beautiful lawns beside the river.
The entrance fee is steep, but it does include lunch down by the river The Kingston Craft Marketplace is open every day, except for Sunday. Here you’ll find many items from jewelry and carvings to T-shirts. A great place to buy a souvenir to take home! .