When it comes to local summer day trips, we have a lot of great places to visit here in the Capital Region. Here is one Upstate city to move to the top of your list.

According to NYUP.com if you visit any city this summer, visit Kingston! Located about an hour south of Albany, Kingston is another great city on the Hudson River with LOTS to offer!

Here is what NYUP had to say about Kingston:

New York's first capital city...is brimming with history, filled with great places to eat, dotted with historical markers and loaded with charm....(with a) beautiful waterfront area...great cafes, pubs and eateries. Don't forget the interesting Hudson River Maritime Museum and the quirky and fun New York Trolley Museum, both located here.

Lots to offer?  A close drive to Albany? These are just a few reasons to visit Kingston. Scrolling through some of the photos from the city on Instagram, you can see why NYUP ranked Kingston #1 on their 12 best cities to visit in Upstate New York.