If you're visiting the beautiful island of Bermuda, one of the cities you may want to explore is Hamilton. It's an important city, being the capital of Bermuda and the main financial district. However, in addition to the office buildings you'll also find plenty of things for tourists and visitors to do.
One of the most popular things to do in Hamilton is go shopping. There are lots of stores and restaurants, especially right where the ferry dock is located. Aside from that, though, you'll find plenty of history and culture in Hamilton. There are art galleries, tours, and more to see and do.
Hamilton is accessible by both ferry and a number of buses. Though it's not a beach area, Hamilton is definitely worth a visit for those that are interested in the city itself, how it runs, and its history.
Shop on Front Street and Queen Street
Whether you're looking for high end items or just some fun souvenirs, you'll find plenty of shopping as soon as you step off the ferry. Front Street is a lovely stroll right down by the water's edge, and Queen Street is home to some popular shops and stops in Hamilton.
Grab lunch by the water
Grab lunch by the water - pick a place on Front Street or somewhere on the water's edge, so you can enjoy a bite to eat while looking out at the gorgeous ocean. You could go with the Bermuda Bistro at the Beach while you're in Hamilton, which offers both indoor and outdoor seating.
Take a walking tour
Take a walking tour - whether you organize it on your own, or you find a knowledgeable guide, a walking tour of Hamilton can be interesting and enlightening. There are a number of important and interesting buildings, including this one, the Bermuda Cabinet building.
Visit Fort Hamilton
Visit Fort Hamilton - although no longer a working fort, and all you'll find left is the ruins, Fort Hamilton can still be an interesting place to visit. There are some plaques around to provide you the history of the area, as well as some beautiful flowers and trees to take in. Plus, from up at the top of Fort Hamilton you get a fantastic view of Bermuda and the city of Hamilton.
Visit City Hall and Arts Centre
Visit City Hall and Arts Centre - there are two art galleries here: Bermuda National Gallery and Bermuda Society of Arts Gallery. Both are free to visit, though they accept donations, and show off the rich culture that Bermuda has to offer. In addition to the art galleries there is also a theatre in the building, where you may be able to catch a play or performance during your visit.
Take the ferry
Take the ferry - if you'll be elsewhere on the island and have to travel to get to Hamilton, take the ferry over. Not only is it usually the most direct way to get there, you'll also get to pass by some gorgeous scenery and brightly colored houses. It's the perfect opportunity for some photography!