Kingston

Top 3 places to see and top 3 things to do in Kingston (Jamaica)

  • By Alex S
  • Travel Tips
  • 01.05.2016

Here are some of the best things to see and places to go in Kingston, Jamaica:
Blue Mountains
This 28 mile long stretch of mountains is contained in a blue mist, hence its name of the Blue Mountains. Inside is the John Crow National Park, which preserves the local plants, birds, flowers and butterflies native to this area of Jamaica. There are also coffee plantations and spice cultivation here. You can arrange for a tour to see some of these marvels or chose to hike or stay in a cabin.
Bob Marley Museum
Reggae singer and songwriter Bob Marley is one of Jamaica's famous people. He died of cancer in 1981at the age of only 36 years old. The museum honors him and is a very popular attraction. Marley previously lived here, and now there is lots of memorabilia like his guitar, jeep and awards, as well as screenings of a movie on his life.
Devon House
Built by the city’s first black millionaire George Stibel in the 19th century, Devon House in is a chief example of Jamaican Georgian architecture, as well as being a national monument and landmark.
Hope Botanical Gardens
The Hope Botanical Gardens is a 50-acre area in downtown Kingston with lots to see like manicured lawns, peaceful gardens, a cactus garden, an orchid house, a forest garden, an aviary, petting zoo and an ornamental pond.
Jablum Coffee Company
The nearly 100 year old Jablum Coffee Company is famous for its Blue Mountain coffee. You can see it produced and sample a cup. The place also sell coffee merchandise like grinders and mills.
National Gallery
Here you can see some of Jamaica's important art collection, including work Edna Manley, a 19th-century sculptor and wife of a former Jamaican prime minister.