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How to Spend 2 Days in Kingston

How to Spend 2 Days in Kingston

With two days in the capital of Jamaica, you have time to visit museums and historic sites and spend a day immersing yourself in the local reggae scene. Here’s one way to go about it.

Day 1: History and Culture

**Morning:**They say one of the best ways to experience a culture is through its food, and Kingston has a lot to offer when it comes to cuisine. Consider starting your day with a food tour, where you get to try local favorite such as jerk chicken and patties (filled puff pastries).

 

**Afternoon:**In the afternoon, head to Port Royal, at the end of Kingston Harbor, to visit Fort Charles, a 17th-century fort that now houses a maritime museum. Then make your way inland to the National Gallery of Jamaica, home to one of the largest collections of art in the Caribbean region.

 

**Night:**When the sun begins to set, make your way to Harbour Street, just up from the National Gallery, where there are plenty of restaurants for all budgets. If you’re in town on a Tuesday, don't miss the weekly Kingston Night Market to gorge on street food shop the handicrafts vendors.

Day 2: Reggae Roots

**Morning:**Devote your second day to learning the history of reggae. Start at the Bob Marley Museum in Marley’s old house, followed by a tour of the nearby Peter Tosh Museum. While each can be visited individually, full-day tours that visit both museums along with other reggae-related attractions such as Trenchtown are a better value.

 

**Afternoon:**In the afternoon, head to Trench Town, where Marley and other reggae stars got their start (you can learn all about it at the Trench Town Culture Yard Museum). If you’re not on a full-day reggae tour, it's recommended to visit this area with a guide or as part of a tour for safety reasons.

 

**Night:**If you want to continue your reggae experience into the evening, head to a club to listen to dub, roots, or dancehall music; the Kingston Dub Club is a popular option. Alternatively, stop for food and drinks at Usain Bolt Tracks & Records, a music and sports pub owned by the running superstar.

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Jamaican Music History Tour of Kingston

Jamaican Music History Tour of Kingston

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Explore Kingston, the birthplace of reggae music, and get an insider’s peek into Jamaican music history on this small-group tour. An in-the-know guide whisks you around to musical highlights such as the Bob Marley Museum, the famous Orange Street record shop, and a modern recording studio. A stop in Trench Town is also included. Plus, bottled water, and hotel pickup and drop-off are provided.
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Port Royal Heritage Tour from Kingston

Port Royal Heritage Tour from Kingston

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Get to know Port Royal, once the Caribbean's busiest port, during this private tour from Kingston. This excursion includes a guided tour of the city's highlights, including Fort Charles, and some free time, as well as round-trip transportation from your Kingston accommodation in an air-conditioned tour vehicle.
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  • 3 hours
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$89.75
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Trench Town: Birthplace of Reggae Tour

Trench Town: Birthplace of Reggae Tour

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Visit Bob Marley's old neighborhood, Trench Town, with this guided tour. You'll learn about the famous reggae musician's life at the Trench Town Culture Yard Museum and see his guitar on display, with plenty of time left over to take a guided tour of the area and learn about its contribution to reggae music.
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  • 3 hours
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Bob Marley Museum Tour from Kingston

Bob Marley Museum Tour from Kingston

Explore the legendary reggae musician Bob Marley's former home, now the Bob Marley Museum, on this tour from Kingston. Walk through the main house, the recording studio, and other areas to immerse yourself in knowledge about the musician's life and career. All entrance fees and round-trip transportation from Kingston hotels make for a seamless tour.
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  • 2 hours
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Kingston Half Day Community and Art Tour

Kingston Half Day Community and Art Tour

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This tour is unique because it takes you into the heart of Kingston in a safe way, allowing you to truly experience the art and culture. Our guides are knowledgeable and know the communities well. This is an experience that you will not be able to get with anyone else.
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