Please feel free to create a driving tour of downtown Kingston, visiting the sights we have mentioned in the comfort of a motor vehicle.
The tour begins at the southern end of National Heroes' Park. NATIONAL HEROES’ PARKThis 74-acre park was established on the former site of the Kingston Race Course and initially called the George VI Memorial Park, in honour of the late King of England.
During this hour they perform a series of drills to the delight of the viewing public.
Members of the island’s Defence Force maintain a constant vigil at the Cenotaph and the changing of the guard is an event to watch!
Walking along Kingston’s streets, you will see and learn much about Jamaica, its history and culture.
Nowhere in the capital is this truer than on the busy streets of Downtown Kingston, lined with many of the island’s most historic buildings and monuments.
In order to ensure you don’t miss any of the important sights, it’s best to have a local guide accompany you on your walking tour.
Start: National Heroes’ Park Finish: National Gallery/African-Caribbean Institute of Jamaica (ACIJ) Distance: 2-2.5 km (1.2-1.5 miles) Tips: Although easily manageable, this is a relatively long walking tour.