Kingston is best known as the capital city of the island nation of Jamaica. The city is located on the southeastern coast of Jamaica and is bordered by the Caribbean Sea. Visitors to this island capital can enjoy several activities, including sunbathing, surfing and snorkelling in the clear waters of the Caribbean.
- Bob Marley Museum in Kingston
- National Gallery of Jamaica
- Emancipation Park
- Hike through the Blue Mountains and enjoy the beautiful nature
- Tour Port Royal in Kingston, a former meeting place for pirates
- Visit the Mavis Bank Coffee Factory to learn how Blue Mountain coffee is processed
Kingston enjoys relatively mild temperatures year round. The average annual high temperature is 31ºC (88ºF), and the average low is 22ºC (72ºF). The wet season is from May to November, coinciding with the hurricane season, and the dry season is from December to April.
Getting There & Around
The city’s largest airport, Norman Manley International Airport, receives domestic and international flights. Smaller aircraft can fly into Tinson Pen Aerodrome. Some visitors also arrive in Kingston via boat or cruise ship, since the city is a popular stop on Caribbean cruise lines.
Local residents and visitors get around Kingston using the city’s public bus system, taxis or hired cars.
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