Trip to Kingston
Top 5 things to do on a trip to Kingston
- Explore Canada's Penitentiary Museum
- Visit historic Fort Henry
- Attend a show in the Grand Theatre
- Check out City Park
- Shop along Martello Alley
Halfway between Toronto and Montreal, but no less exciting, Kingston provides a beautiful downtown area with plenty to see and do within walking distance. An exciting city just outside of Ottawa, Kingston is littered with historical sights and tours.
If you’ve never been to Kingston, you owe yourself a proper adventure of exploring the history and culture it provides.
Numerous tours can help you navigate downtown and there are plenty of parks to explore. Throughout Kingston you’ll be able to marvel at historic architecture, have the tough decision of choosing where to eat, visit museums, and much more.
We’ll try to help simplify your trip to Kingston by providing some our favourite hotels, shops, and restaurants listed below!
Transportation options in Kingston
Our bus to Kingston takes you directly to the Kingston Bus Terminal.
Learn more about our most popular routes to Kingston.
Upon your arrival, getting around on your trip to Kingston will be a breeze. Kingston is one of the most accessible cities in Canada and is easy to navigate by foot.
There are plenty of transit options by bus or rail via Kingston Transit or the Kingston Access Bus.
In addition, taxis and ride shares make up a major presence in Kingston.
Best places to stay in Kingston
After your long exhaustive day of sight-seeing, you’re going to need a place to crash. Kingston is widely known for its amenities and extensive hotel accommodations.
There are plenty of hotels to choose from, making a trip to Kingston accessible for any traveler.
The most lavish hotels in Kingston would be the Residence Inn Kingston Water's Edge or the Delta Hotels by Marriott Kingston Waterfront, putting you in a central location to many of the city’s sights.
Alternatively, many hotels such as the Lord Nelson Motel, Motel 6 Kingston, or rentals are available at a lower cost and offer plenty of travel options for your trip to Kingston.
Nightlife in Kingston
Kingston may seem like a calm lakeside community by day, but don’t be fooled. Kingston offers an extremely lively nightlife.
For a totally unique nightlife experience, make sure to visit Barcadia. Offering a laid back atmosphere and plenty of arcade games, beers, and video-game themed cocktails, Barcadia lets you live out your inner-child.
Make sure to check out Stone City Ales if you’re seeking a neighborhood bar stocked with brews and tasty downtown eats.
For comedy fans, Absolute Comedy Kingston is an outstanding venue to round out your Kingston trip.
Where to shop on your trip to Kingston
There will be no shortage of shopping options while you’re in the limits of the city, whether you’re seeking retail therapy or are here for the famous Summer Sidewalk sale.
No shopping trip in Kingston would be complete without visiting Martello Alley. Located in the heart of downtown Kingston, Martello Alley is an art-themed historic alley. Representing numerous artists, Martello Alley is a gallery where you can find original and printed artwork as well a place to meet the artists and see their work in progress.
Right on the outskirts of Kingston you’ll find Cataraqui Centre, for all of your will meet all of your retail and gift shopping needs.
If you’re here for the summer, make sure to visit Kingston Public Market in historic Market Square. In this charming marketplace, you’ll be able to find anything from maple syrup to local foods and antiques.
Best free things to do in Kingston
- Murray Canal
- St. Mary’s Cathedral
- Fort Henry
- Bellevue Historic Site
- Martello Alley
Even the most frugal of travelers will find something to love on their trip to Kingston. One of the greatest reasons to take a trip to Kingston is that many of the attractions are of no cost to you.
Totally free, you owe yourself a trip to historic Fort Henry. Built during the War of 1812, you’re given a beautiful space for a picnic and the ability to learn about military history.
Consider visiting St. Mary’s Cathedral, the famous church built in the 1800s, where you can behold its beautiful architecture and stained glass.
You can even soak in the culture on your trip to Kingston by walking through Martello Alley, where a dark and neglected alley has been transformed into a bright and colourful immersive art experience. It is a piece of art in itself!
Benefits of taking a bus trip to Kingston
- reserved seating
- affordable fares
When booking a trip to Kingston, you’re looking for the lowest costs, trip flexibility, and the best means to arrive comfortably and safely.
Look no further, because Megabus offers the easiest and most affordable options for travelling to Kingston. With the money you save on bus tickets to Kingston, you’ll be left with more to spend on your upcoming trip to Kingston.
Megabus serves more than 400 cities and university campuses across North America, allowing you to choose the bus stop nearest to you and select your flexible schedule for your trip to Kingston. This will ensure that when you arrive, you can immediately begin exploring the beauty of Kingston.
On your trip to Kingston, you’ll be offered the highest level of comfort and safety as well as amenities such as onboard restrooms, individual power outlets, three-point seatbelts, and reclining seats.
So if you’re planning on taking a trip to Kingston, book your ticket with us today to reserve your seat and see our first-class amenities firsthand.