Kingston, NY Meeting Planning Overview
Kingston, a Hudson Valley city that is 91 miles north of New York City, has a flourishing arts community that has attracted local and national attention. Galleries have sprung up, arts organizations are thriving, and Kingston event venues seek to impress groups of all sizes.
Conveniently located between New York City and Albany, Kingston is 91 miles north of New York City and 59 miles south of Albany. The area is served by Kingston-Ulster airport, located at the western base of the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge. The nearest major airports to Kingston are Stewart International Airport about 38 miles south in Newburgh, and Albany International Airport approximately 65 miles north.
Nearby, in Poughkeepsie, is the Mid-Hudson Civic Center.
The city is noted for its many restaurants, some run by graduates of the nearby Culinary Institute of America. Farm to fork is a concept that is widely embraced here and the area is known for its vineyards and wineries.
Groups can enjoy a cruise on the Hudson River, including a stop at the Rondout Lighthouse, tour Colonial stone homes, ride an antique trolley, browse through numerous museums and visit quaint boutiques, galleries, and antique shops. The Catskill Mountain Railroad offers the Kingston City Shuttle, which is 45 minutes round-trip and traces the route travelers have used since the 1860s to access the Catskills by rail; it is available for group charters.