Kingston
Canada
By Shaina Amienyi

Kingston is a family-friendly town on the shores of Lake Ontario. It is a picturesque city with an array of attractions and activities that vacationers can enjoy any time of the year. Also, the city hosts a multitude of events to keep vacationers entertained during their stay.

Norman Rogers Airport (YGK), which operates daily connections to Toronto, is the main airport serving Kingston. Book your flight with WhatsCheaper.com using the following link (http://www.whatscheaper.com/flight.php). Kingston’s accommodations range from full service hotels to heritage inns and bed and breakfasts. For assistance choosing among these options, visit WhatsCheaper.com for our top recommended hotels. Click on the following link (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) to access this information on the hotel portion of our website.

For a glimpse of Canada’s history, visit Bellevue House National Historic Site, the former home of Canada’s first Prime Minister, Sir John A. MacDonald. We at WhatsCheaper.com believe history lovers are sure to enjoy the Rideau Canal and Fort Henry National Historic Site. This UNESCO World Heritage Site offers events such as the Sunset Ceremonies, daily battle re-enactments complete with music and drills that reflect the time period.

Kingston is home to over 50 museums and galleries, including the Kingston Archeological Centre. The site presents an impressive display of artifacts from populations living in the area for the past 8000 years. Another notable attraction that WhatsCheaper.com recommends is the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston’s leading public art gallery located on the campus of Queen’s University. It showcases exhibits featuring Inuit sculptures and African art. Its permanent collection of Canadian contemporary and historical art numbers approximately 14,000.

Kingston is not lacking when it comes to outdoor fun. For example, Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area provides numerous activities including skiing, skating, and snowshoeing. WhatsCheaper.com also suggests hiking or bicycling along the Cataraqui Trail. Lemoine Conservation Area is another place to enjoy hiking, skiing, or cycling. It also has a stone beach where vacationers and go swimming. Lake Ontario is a great place for outdoor activity, such as windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, or kite boarding.

The shopping destinations in Kingston are just as varied as its attractions. King’s Crossing and the RioCan Centre are outlet shopping centers offering a variety of products. They also have entertainment and dining options nearby to make your browsing experience worthwhile. For a larger shopping center, visit the Cataraqui Town Centre. With over two floors and 140 stores, it is the largest in the region. Downtown is another great shopping destination. It is the place to go for eclectic boutiques housing jewelry, apparel, gifts, and souvenirs.

WhatsCheaper.com guarantees that vacationers will enjoy Kingston’s food, music, and sports festivals. In the spring, some of Kingston’s best chefs come out to Maritime Fest to wow the crowd with their savory seafood and delectable deserts. At the Kingston Grand Festival of Canadian wines, you can sample wines from the British Columbia, Niagara, and Prince Edward Country regions. Other exciting festivals include FebFest, featuring figure skating, hockey tournaments, and more, the Limestone City Blues Festivals, and Music in the Gardens.

Kingston’s stunning limestone architecture and proximity to three bodies of water entice vacationers. Its numerous festivals, museums, galleries, and recreational activities keep them coming back. Visit WhatsCheaper.com to book your vacation to this fun, family-friendly city.

MUST SEE IN Kingston LIST:

  • 1. Rideau Canal
  • 2. Royal Military College Museum
  • 3. Correctional Service of Canada Museum
  • 4. Haunted Walk of Kingston
  • 5. Queens University
  • 6. Frontenac Provincial Park
  • 7. Grand Theatre
  • 8. City Hall
  • 9. Saint George's Cathedral
  • 10. Wolfe Island

Kingston EVENT CALENDAR:

  • 1. Artignite Fesitval - January/February
  • 2. FebFest - February
  • 3. Kiwanis Music Festival - February
  • 4. Kingston Canadian Film Festival - March
  • 5. Maple Madness - March
  • 6. Maritime Fest - May
  • 7. TOMMFest - June
  • 8. Kingston Dragon Boat Festival - July
  • 9. 1000 Islands Poker Run - August
  • 10. Jingle Bell Walk - December

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Four Points by Sheraton Kingston
285 King Street East, Kingston, ON
By D. Gregory Perrin

While traveling in the Kingston, Ontario area, WhatsCheaper.com recommends staying at the Four Points by Sheraton® on King Street East. The hotel has 169 guestrooms which give it plenty of room for guests. The location is perfect because it sits right on the coast of Lake Ontario. Those who rent a car and drive can get covered parking for a low nightly fee. Check-in at the hotel begins at 3 p.m. on the day you arrive into Kingston. Those traveling with valuables can check them at the safe deposit box at the front desk. There are porters to help guests with their baggage to their rooms.

The rooms of the hotel are equipped with your option of one king size or two double beds. Four Points by Sheraton® has suites available as well. Those traveling with an infant can request a crib brought into their room. There is a color television in each room with cable so guests can watch their favorite shows. Also, this hotel offers complimentary Wi-Fi internet service so guests can keep up with emails as well as search for attractions in the city. Other room options include a mini refrigerator, hairdryer, iron, room service and more.

The Four Points by Sheraton® Kingston has a large amount of amenities for guests to take advantage of while on holiday. There is an indoor heated lap pool for guests to exercise in. Also, the hotel has its own fitness center with machines for guests to maintain their normal workout regime. After a workout, guests can enjoy a sit in the sauna. Travelers on work can enjoy the business center which has coping, printing as well as other services.

Check out at the hotel lasts all morning up until 12 p.m. This hotel has express check out to make the process even easier. WhatsCheaper.com can assist with booking your hotel reservations by clicking this link (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

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