Jean’s Guidebook to Kingston

Jean
Jean’s Guidebook to Kingston

Food scene

Wonderful Vegan bakery - as delicious as any non vegan treats
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Sweet Maresa’s
291 Wall St
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Wonderful Vegan bakery - as delicious as any non vegan treats
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Diego's Taqueria
38 John St
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Santa Fe Uptown
11 Main Street
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LOLA Pizza
243 Fair St
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Hotel Kinsley
301 Wall St
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Outdated, Antique Cafe
314 Wall St
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Sissy's Cafe
324 Wall St
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Le Canard Enchaine
276 Fair St
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Yum Yum
275 Fair St
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Ship to Shore
15 W Strand St
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Kingston Bread + Bar
43 N Front St
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First Capital Poké Bar
310 Wall Street
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Stella's
44 N Front St
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Hoffman House
94 N Front St
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Kyoto Sushi
337 Washington Ave
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Masa Midtown
666 Broadway
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Dietz Stadium Diner
127 N Front St
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Santa Fe Uptown
11 Main Street
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Chops Grille
33 John St
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The Anchor
744 Broadway
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Drinks & Nightlife

DO NOT miss Stockade Tavern if you like cocktails!
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Stockade Tavern
313 Fair St
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DO NOT miss Stockade Tavern if you like cocktails!
The FAVORITE of my Airbnb guests!! Books, Beer, Food. Great place to hang out! Great coffee and many different beers open breakfast to Lateish
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Rough Draft Bar & Books
82 John St
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The FAVORITE of my Airbnb guests!! Books, Beer, Food. Great place to hang out! Great coffee and many different beers open breakfast to Lateish
Unique brewery that serves an amazing assortment of beer and cider. Some bar food and live music also. Sort of Divey ... in a good way
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Keegan Ales
20 St James St
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Unique brewery that serves an amazing assortment of beer and cider. Some bar food and live music also. Sort of Divey ... in a good way
Currently for sale so stay tuned …
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The Anchor
744 Broadway
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Currently for sale so stay tuned …
Cutest little Wine Bar I have ever been to. Sweet owners. In the Rondout. Very Instagramable!
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Brunette
33 Broadway
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Cutest little Wine Bar I have ever been to. Sweet owners. In the Rondout. Very Instagramable!
Good place to buy a bottle of wine or local spirits. A few blocks from the house and easily walkable
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Ester Wine and Spirits
57 N Front St
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Good place to buy a bottle of wine or local spirits. A few blocks from the house and easily walkable
Fairly new Polish bar. Unique and great drinks.
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Lis Bar
240 Foxhall Ave
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Fairly new Polish bar. Unique and great drinks.
New place. Very cool and stylish interior. Great reviews. Drinks and food. Friendly owners.
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The Beverly Lounge
224 Foxhall Ave
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New place. Very cool and stylish interior. Great reviews. Drinks and food. Friendly owners.

Hiking

Great hike to the top! In Woodstock
Beautiful!! More of a walk than a hike. Stunning views of the Hudson River. Across the river near Rhinebeck. Must drive or Uber etc.
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Poets' Walk Park
776 River Rd
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Beautiful!! More of a walk than a hike. Stunning views of the Hudson River. Across the river near Rhinebeck. Must drive or Uber etc.
Hiking and swimming. Need to drive.
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Lake Minnewaska
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Hiking and swimming. Need to drive.
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Kingston Point Beach
102-144 Delaware Ave
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Shopping

Wonderful shop with unique crafts and many home items. Beautifully curated selection.
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Clove & Creek
73 Broadway
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Fantastic men’s store. Outdoor clothing and not horribly hipster - some well made classics.
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Hamilton & Adams
32 John St
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Fantastic men’s store. Outdoor clothing and not horribly hipster - some well made classics.
Fantastic home store. Unique items
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exit nineteen
309 Wall St
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Fantastic home store. Unique items
Fantastic curated vintage clothing. Wonderful!
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Lovefield Vintage
37 N Front St
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Fantastic curated vintage clothing. Wonderful!
Used bookstore. I could browse for hours and I have. You can find some unique and hard to find things.
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Half Moon Books
35 N Front St
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Used bookstore. I could browse for hours and I have. You can find some unique and hard to find things.
Unique dress shop making the famous “wraparound dress” in cute patterns and colors.
Karina Dresses
329 Wall St
Unique dress shop making the famous “wraparound dress” in cute patterns and colors.
Women’s well made clothing. Understated styles in good fabrics
OAK 42
34 John St
Women’s well made clothing. Understated styles in good fabrics
Just opened as of 10-5-2019. I wish them great luck with their new gallery on North Front Street.
North Front Gallery
52 N Front St
Just opened as of 10-5-2019. I wish them great luck with their new gallery on North Front Street.

Health, Beauty & Grooming

Hair, skin, fitness, massage etc. to keep you looking and feeling great!
Hair, skin, scents. Lovely things and beautiful store.
Flora Beauty
36 John St
Hair, skin, scents. Lovely things and beautiful store.
Old fashioned men’s barbershop. LOVE this place!! Super nice owner. Hot shaves for men!! Unique.
Pugsly's Sideshow Barbershop
42 N Front St
Old fashioned men’s barbershop. LOVE this place!! Super nice owner. Hot shaves for men!! Unique.
Haircut Haircolor Makeup Application, they do Bridal
Le Shag.
292C Fair St
Haircut Haircolor Makeup Application, they do Bridal
Massage,facial etc. NOT Fancy! Prices are reasonable- skilled masseuse.
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Birch Body Care
73 Crown St
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Massage,facial etc. NOT Fancy! Prices are reasonable- skilled masseuse.
I get my nails done here. 2 blocks from 1910 House. Expect to be ignored when you walk in... they don’t know a proper greeting. Busy so best to make an appointment. If you must get your nails done while visiting this is probably the best place.
Beauty Depot
296 Wall St
I get my nails done here. 2 blocks from 1910 House. Expect to be ignored when you walk in... they don’t know a proper greeting. Busy so best to make an appointment. If you must get your nails done while visiting this is probably the best place.

Sightseeing

Like a Castle on a Mountain. Stunning views on a lake and an old Victorian castle. Make a reservation for a meal and stay for the day. They have a good spa also. Very expensive to stay overnight and there is a fee to enter the grounds - if they will even let you in... depends upon how crowded they are. Good hiking.
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Mohonk Mountain House
1000 Mountain Rest Rd
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Like a Castle on a Mountain. Stunning views on a lake and an old Victorian castle. Make a reservation for a meal and stay for the day. They have a good spa also. Very expensive to stay overnight and there is a fee to enter the grounds - if they will even let you in... depends upon how crowded they are. Good hiking.
This is where 1910 House is! Uptown Kingston Known as the Stockade District, is an eight-block section of the city — first settled by the Dutch in 1658 — It is crammed full of historic buildings. A few highlights: the Senate House (built in 1676), where the senators of the newly formed State of New York held their first meeting in 1777; the Minard Lafever-designed Old Dutch Church (1852), a National Historic Landmark; and the junction of Crown and John streets, the only intersection in the country that has an early Dutch stone house on each of its four corners. The Friends of Historic Kingston offer guided walking tours of the district on the first Saturday of every month from May through October.
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Stockade District
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This is where 1910 House is! Uptown Kingston Known as the Stockade District, is an eight-block section of the city — first settled by the Dutch in 1658 — It is crammed full of historic buildings. A few highlights: the Senate House (built in 1676), where the senators of the newly formed State of New York held their first meeting in 1777; the Minard Lafever-designed Old Dutch Church (1852), a National Historic Landmark; and the junction of Crown and John streets, the only intersection in the country that has an early Dutch stone house on each of its four corners. The Friends of Historic Kingston offer guided walking tours of the district on the first Saturday of every month from May through October.
If you want an old fashioned tour of our beautiful Hudson River this is for you!! Get the boat in the Rondout.
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Hudson River Cruises
40 E Strand St
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If you want an old fashioned tour of our beautiful Hudson River this is for you!! Get the boat in the Rondout.
If you are driving and still looking for things to do - go to Woodstock! 17 minutes from Kingston. VERY unique small town and worth a visit!!
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Woodstock
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If you are driving and still looking for things to do - go to Woodstock! 17 minutes from Kingston. VERY unique small town and worth a visit!!
Hyde Park has the Roosevelt & Vanderbilt mansions. Eleanor Roosevelt home- Valkill, Mills Mansion and More!! If you love Historic Homes this is a MUST!! Must drive - across the Hudson River.
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Hyde Park
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Hyde Park has the Roosevelt & Vanderbilt mansions. Eleanor Roosevelt home- Valkill, Mills Mansion and More!! If you love Historic Homes this is a MUST!! Must drive - across the Hudson River.
If you are a chef or love cooking you would probably enjoy The Culinary Institute. Where many famous chefs were trained. Several fabulous restaurants. Reservations are a must and some must be made months in advance. Must drive across the River.
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CIA Restaurants
1946 Campus Dr
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If you are a chef or love cooking you would probably enjoy The Culinary Institute. Where many famous chefs were trained. Several fabulous restaurants. Reservations are a must and some must be made months in advance. Must drive across the River.
In 2003, a 300,000-square-foot former Nabisco box factory on Beacon’s waterfront was converted into this cutting-edge contemporary art museum. Fantastic Art Collection. If you have a strong interest in Contemporary Art- this is a MUST. As good as any NYC museums. 45 minutes drive from Kingston.
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Dia:Beacon
3 Beekman St
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In 2003, a 300,000-square-foot former Nabisco box factory on Beacon’s waterfront was converted into this cutting-edge contemporary art museum. Fantastic Art Collection. If you have a strong interest in Contemporary Art- this is a MUST. As good as any NYC museums. 45 minutes drive from Kingston.
Officially known as the First Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Kingston was Formally organized in 1659. One of the oldest continuously existing congregations in the country. Its current building, the fifth, is an 1852 structure by Minard Lafever that was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2008, the only one in the city.
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Old Dutch Church
272 Wall St
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Officially known as the First Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Kingston was Formally organized in 1659. One of the oldest continuously existing congregations in the country. Its current building, the fifth, is an 1852 structure by Minard Lafever that was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2008, the only one in the city.
Stunning Federal style clapboard house-built circa 1812 as the residence for John Sudam (1782-1835), a prominent attorney, New York State Senator and Regent. In the 1880s, it was sold to the Van Leuven family, whose descendants decided in 1938 to sell the house for commercial use. Fred J. Johnston, a local antiques dealer was able to purchase the house, and save the site from becoming a gas station. He devoted the remainder of his life to restoring the property and preserving the Federal style exterior details.
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The Fred J. Johnston Museum
63 Main St
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Stunning Federal style clapboard house-built circa 1812 as the residence for John Sudam (1782-1835), a prominent attorney, New York State Senator and Regent. In the 1880s, it was sold to the Van Leuven family, whose descendants decided in 1938 to sell the house for commercial use. Fred J. Johnston, a local antiques dealer was able to purchase the house, and save the site from becoming a gas station. He devoted the remainder of his life to restoring the property and preserving the Federal style exterior details.
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Kingston Farmers Market
285 Wall St
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