Kingston is a small city in New York's Hudson Valley. It is the county seat of Ulster County and was the first capital of New York state. It was ransacked and burned by the British during the American Revolution.
Stewart International Airport, 1180 First St, New Windsor, +1 845 564-2100, . The closest major airport, but at present offers few direct flights to major destinations.
Westchester County Airport, 240 Airport Road, White Plains, +1 914-995-4860 (airlines), . Several counties away, but an alternative to the congestion of the 3 major international airports around New York City. Rental cars available.
Newark Liberty International Airport, Newark, New Jersey, , John F. Kennedy International Airport, and LaGuardia Airport: Livery cars offer service to and from 3 major international airports. Amtrak offer rail links from Rhinebeck.
Amtrak, . Rail service from Rhinecliff station in Rhinebeck to New York City's Penn Station and other points. Rhinebeck is across the Hudson River, via the Kingston-Rhinecliff bridge.
Take a cruise on the river aboard the Rip Van Winkle, +1 845 340-4700,  or the Teal, +1 845 679-8205, .
See exhibits on the maritime history of the Hudson River and the regional industries—such as agriculture, brick, and, before the advent of refrigeration, ice—that depended on the river for transportation. Hudson River Maritime Museum, 50 Rondout Landing, +1 845 338-0071, . May–October, F–M 11AM–4:00PM. Also has collections of paintings and boats.
Trolley Museum of New York, 89 East Strand (Rondout waterfront), +1 845 331-3399, . Memorial Day Weekend–Columbus Day, Sa, Su & holidays, noon–5PM. Trolley rides Sa & Su, May-October, from the museum to Kingston Point Park.