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What to Do and Eat in Kingston

Kingston City Travel Guide

Located 2.5 hours away from Toronto, Kingston is a smaller city located next to Lake Ontario. Home to Queen’s University, the Royal Military College, and St. Lawrence College, it is a university city bustling with students. Having spent 4 years living and studying in Kingston, we thought it would be best to make a Kingston city travel guide for students and tourists alike.

Kingston-Lake-Ontario

  • Visit Fort Henry: A historic site and museum regularly, Fort Henry is also home to a number of annual events such as Fort Fright (similar to Halloween Haunt with monsters and themed walkthroughs) and Lumina Borealis (an interactive light attraction)
  • Take a walk through downtown Kingston:
    • At City Hall, there’s a public market that runs three times a week between April and November.
    • There’s free public skating during the winter months. Want to skate but don’t have skates? You can rent them at Trailhead, the local outdoor store.
    • Go on The Haunted Walk
  • Walk alongside the Lake Ontario waterfront
  • Enjoy Lake Ontario via water sports
  • Go on a 1000 Islands cruise
  • See the Isabel Bader Centre
  • Go to Wolfe Island: Take the ferry to the island and cycle around. Visit the beach or go through the corn maze.
  • Kingston Penitentiary tour
  • Visit the Queen’s University campus
  • See a concert at the K-Rock Centre or Ale House
  • Get cultured at the Agnes Etherington Centre
  • Go hiking at Rock Dunder: Located 30 mins from Kingston, Rock Dunder offers a spectacular panoramic view of the Rideau Canal.

Kingston-Food

To Eat

Must Haves

  • Gourmet pizza: Woodenheads
  • Burgers: Harper’s Burger Bar – best waffle fries
  • Japanese: Sima – very fresh sushi
  • Brunch: Pan Chancho
  • Desserts: Sipps, Mio Gelato

Other

  • Viet: Dong Nai – BF2 is their XXL pho
  • Korean: PodoNamu
  • Cambodian: Royal Angkor, Pat’s
  • Diner/Breakfast: Tommy’s
  • Pizza: Score – build your own pizza
  • Greek: Grecos
  • Bar Food: Grad Lounge, Queen’s Pub, Red House
  • German: Amadeus
  • Fine(r) Dining: Days on Front ($$), Le Chien Noir ($$), Bayview Farms Restaurant ($$$), Case Domenico ($$$)

Cafe Hop

  • Coffeeco – gorgeous coffee shop
  • Sipps
  • Balzac’s Coffee
  • Crave
  • Coffee & Company

Bubble Tea

  • Cha Villa
  • ITEA

Night Life

  • Clubs: Stages, Ale
  • Bars: Barcadia, Stone City Ale, Brooklyn, Jack Astor’s – patio!

See something that should be on the list? Visited one of these places and want to write about it? Have some more questions? Leave us a comment below!

Stone & Fern is a travel and lifestyle blog started by friends who have a passion for exploring cities, capturing moments, and trying new food. This is part of our Check In city guides series. To see more of North America, click here.

 

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