Kingston is the cultural and commercial capital of Jamaica. The city is divided into uptown and downtown districts. Sites like the former pirate haven Port Royal, the National Gallery of Jamaica and the Bob Marley Museum make the city worth a visit.
Norman Manley International Airport (KIN) serves as the gateway to Kingston, and you can get into town via taxi. The city is home to a modern and extensive bus network that you can also use to get around. Immigration at the airport can be strict, and it is important to know where you will be staying in order to fill out the necessary documents.
Kingston has a tropical climate with very little variation in temperature year round. If you want to go out for a night on the town, there are plenty of opportunities in the city that range from hot nightclubs to sports bars. Many venues in Kingston feature live reggae music every night of the week. If you are in the city in February, be sure to check out the Bob Marley birthday celebration when many of the most popular reggae and dancehall performers put on an elaborate show. If you want to dine like a true Kingston native, be sure to try the local jerk chicken available at restaurants all over town.