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Things to do in Montego Bay + The North Shore

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Montego Bay + The North Shore. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Montego Bay + The North Shore attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Montego Bay + The North Shore to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Montego Bay + The North Shore.

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  • Amnesia, Ocho Rios

    If you want to survey the local scene, head to Amnesia, which rocks until well past midnight five nights a week. It’s a little rough around the edg... More
  • Blue Mountain Bicycle Tours

    This guided bike trip is a full-day adventure that begins at Hollywell National Park at the crest of the fabled Blue Mountains. The meandering jour... More
  • Chukka Caribbean Adventures

    The longtime polo enclave at Chukka Cove has morphed into Chukka Caribbean Adventures, the undisputed king of outdoor adventure in Jamaica. You can... More
  • Gallery of West Indian Art

    Owned and operated by local art doyenne Liz de Lisser, an Englishwoman who moved to Jamaica in the 1950’s, this Montego Bay gallery offers an incre... More
  • Half Moon Shopping Village

    Part of the sprawling Half Moon Bay resort, the lushly landscaped Village is worth seeing for the setting alone, with canary-yellow shops lining a ... More
  • Harmony Hall

    Set in a wonderfully restored Victorian mansion on the eastern outskirts of Ocho Rios, this is the north shore’s top place for both fine art and lo... More
  • Reggae Xplosion

    This interactive museum and multimedia tribute to Jamaican music tells the story of reggae, ska, rock steady, and other homegrown musical genres. C... More
  • Rose Hall Great House

    Set atop a windy bluff east of Montego Bay, this 18th-century manse is not only beautiful and famous—it’s also haunted. The ghost is said to be Ann... More
  • Zion Bus Line

    Zion Bus Line takes passengers on a musical journey to the place where Bob Marley, Jamaica’s most famous native son, was born and raised: the villa... More

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