Attractions

Top Choice Gallery in Kingston

National Gallery of Jamaica

The superlative collection of Jamaican art housed by the National Gallery is the finest on the island and should on no account be missed. As well as offering a distinctly Jamaican take on international artistic tren…
Top Choice Museum in Kingston

Bob Marley Museum

The large, creaky, colonial-era wooden house on Hope Rd, where Bob Marley lived and recorded from 1975 until his death in 1981, is the city’s most-visited site. Today the house functions as a tourist attraction, mus…
Top Choice Area in Kingston

Lifeyard

This innovative art and permaculture scheme is regenerating an area of downtown Kingston once beset with gang problems. Lifeyard is centered on an urban farming project, and its Rastafari organizers have also worked…
Top Choice Museum in Kingston

Liberty Hall

At the end of a tree-lined courtyard, decorated with cheerful mosaics and a mural depicting Marcus Garvey, stands Liberty Hall, the headquarters of Garvey’s UNIA (United Negro Improvement Association) in the 1930s. …
Top Choice Museum in Kingston

Devon House

This beautiful colonial house was built in 1881 by George Stiebel, the first black millionaire in Jamaica. Antique lovers will enjoy the visit, highlights of which include some very ornate porcelain chandeliers. Not…
Square in Kingston

Parade

William Grant Park, more commonly known as ‘Parade,’ is the bustling heart of Downtown, and originally hosted a fortress erected in 1694 with guns pointing toward the harbor. The fort was replaced in 1870 by Victori…
Cultural Center in Kingston

Trench Town Culture Yard

Trench Town, which began life as a much-prized housing project erected by the British in the 1930s, is widely credited as the birthplace of ska, rocksteady and reggae music. It has been immortalized in numerous regg…
Arts Center in Kingston

Alpha Boys School

Few have had an impact on modern Jamaican music like Alpha Boys School and their students. A nonprofit vocational school serving young men from the inner city, Alpha has been administered by the Religious Sisters of…
Market in Kingston

Coronation Market

This huge cast-iron-framed hall hosts the biggest market in the English-speaking Caribbean. It holds a special place in Jamaican culture as both 'stomach' of the country and the old heart of Kingston's commerce; ind…
Gardens in Kingston

Hope Gardens

These 18-hectare gardens, replete with manicured grounds, exotic plants and beautiful flowers, date back to 1881, when the government established an experimental garden on the site of the former Hope Estate. The spa…