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  • To travel by bus

Trailways has routes throughout the state and beyond. The closest station is at 400 Washington Avenue in the Stockade District in uptown Kingston.

For more info: Trailways Bus Company at (800 858-8555)

The local Ulster County Area Transit (UCAT) makes six daily runs around the city from the Kingston Plaza near the Trailways station (within walking distance), beginning at 6:35 a.m. and ending at 4:35 p.m. From the Plaza, take a Blue Route bus to stop #217 in the Rondout at the intersection of Wurts and Abeel Streets. Circle Home is a short walk to 100 Wurts Street.

For more info: (845 340-3333)

  • To travel by train

 Amtrak runs up and down the Hudson River from New York City to Albany and beyond. The local Amtrak station is located in Dutchess County at 455 Rhinecliff Road in the village of Rhinecliff.

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  • And by air

 The nearest airports are Albany International on Albany Shaker Road and New York Stewart International in New Windsor.

  • If you’re traveling by car

From the New York State Thruway (I-87), take Exit 19 to Kingston and follow GPS or your map to 100 Wurts Street.

  • Parking

Free parking is available on the streets and at two church parking lots nearby. Unlimited parking is available at the parking lot of the Lutheran Redeemer Church at McEntee Street and Wurts Street. For those who need to limit walking, parking is permitted in St. Peter’s Church parking lot adjacent to Jim & Lisa’s Circle Home.

Circle Home Visitor’s Guide

Created by your neighbors Paul Stankus and Halimah Marcus

Many restaurants have limited hours, especially in the winter, so check before you go, particularly on Mondays and Tuesdays. Places that are open 7 days a week or only on weekends are noted. 

Places to eat – walking distance

Rosie’s – Coffee, breakfast, baked goods, sandwiches, and some provisions; excellent bread and cookies; only breakfast menu available all day on Tuesdays

Half Moon – Coffee, donuts, babka, and other baked goods

Tortilla Taco Bar – Delicious tacos, burritos, and tortas – and a nice Mezcal selection; open 7 days

Golden Ginza – Sushi and Japanese hibachi, with good lunch specials

Dolce – Crepes and croissants; breakfast and lunch, only open Thursday – Sunday

Armadillo – More upscale Mexican option with a nice outdoor patio; half price tacos on Wednesday and half-price frozen margs on Thursday

Savona’s – Italian, neighborhood classic; pizza and pasta, cocktails on draft; serving lunch and dinner, and brunch on the weekends; open 7 days

Graziano’s Downtown Eatery – Quirky Italian restaurant with homemade pasta

Mariner’s Harbor – Seafood restaurant on the water; ice cream stand and outdoor bar in the summer

Old Savannah – Southern waterfront dining with a beautiful deck and sports bar vibes inside

Ship to Shore – Upscale American bistro; Monday night is burger night: $25 for a burger and 3 beers, if you can handle it (ask your server)

Secret Vegan Café – Coffee and vegan breakfast options

Hutton Brick Yards  – Upscale dining at a boutique hotel on the water, further up Strand Street, so not walkable

Places to eat – Midtown very short drive or a longer walk

Broadway Lights Diner  – Classic diner with everything you need

Calcutta Kitchen – Indian market with lunch specials

Kingston Standard – Brewery with pizza, oysters, and lobster rolls

Masa – Turkish food, open Thursday – Saturday

Monkey Joe Roasting Company – Freshly brewed coffee, espresso bar, pastries, and biscotti

Sonder – Wine bar with small plates

Stone Soup – Soups, paninis, sandwiches, and wraps to grab for lunch or dinner

Village Grocery – Small organic grocery story with coffee, pastries, and lunch

Village Coffee and Goods – Sister store to the other Village with similar options

Taqueria Mi Pueblito – Classic Mexican fare

Pupuseria Mi Ranchito – Pupusas and Salvadoran food with a bar room atmosphere

Places to eat – Uptown: a short drive

There are lots of places to eat uptown. This is just a list of our favorites—a small sampling of what Uptown has to offer.

Kingston Bread Co – Bakery with sandwiches

Lola – Italian restaurant with brick oven pizza

Picnic Pizza – Italian restaurant with brick oven pizza

Rough Draft – Bookstore and cafe with beer and wine.

Yum Yum Noodle Bar – Fusion Asian with curries, ramen, banh mi, and noodle dishes

Groceries – from closest to farthest

Rosie General – carries a few small items like milk, eggs, and some veggies

Stewart’s – Convenience store

Village Grocery

Hannaford Uptown Plaza

Shop Rite mall area

Hannaford mall area

Mother Earth’s Storehouse mall area- Health food supermarket with cafe, salad, & fresh juice bar

Adams Fairacre Farms north of mall area – Groceries plus!