The first capital of New York State is still thriving. With countless restaurants, stores and boutiques, local museums, historical sites and waterfront splendor, Kingston has something to offer every resident and visitor. Whether you want to spend the day touring the Hudson River, feeding animals at the Forsythe Park Petting Zoo, or browsing in antique shops, you'll always find something fun to do in historically-rich Kingston. Rondout Waterfront: Venture downtown to the strand for an incredible meal on the Hudson River at one of the many eateries and bars. Uptown Kingston: Head uptown to the business district with unique and diverse privately-owned shops, restaurants and other fine establishments in a friendly old-city setting. Midtown Kingston: For some conventional shopping, the midtown area is where you'll find the Hudson Valley Mall, along with other major stores, & businesses.