Things To Do
Visiting popular Watertown, New York attractions is easy for hotel guests. Located in the heart of Watertown, the Hilton Garden Inn Watertown/Thousand Islands hotel offers convenient access to top destinations such as Thousand Islands and Boldt Castle.
View the beautiful countryside as you traverse the Thousand Islands Seaway Wine Trail. Experience the wondrous Thousand Islands with a scenic boat cruise along the St. Lawrence River.
History buffs may appreciate the Antique Boat Museum, whose mission is the preservation of the St. Lawrence Rivers’s nautical heritage. Visit Sackets Harbor Battlefield, offering tours of Commandant's House (c. 1860) and Navy Yard Grounds and featuring the ‘Life on Board the Jefferson’ exhibit.
Those looking for outdoor excitement can brave the class III and IV rapids while whitewater rafting down the Black River. Dry Hill Ski Area offers skiers Lake-effect snow and a picturesque setting during the winter months.
For premier Watertown shopping, be sure to visit Salmon Run Mall, featuring a wide selection of shops, restaurants, and a movie theater. Other nearby attractions include Tibbitts Point Lighthouse, Rock Island Lighthouse, Clayton Opera House, and the New York State Zoo at Thompson Park.
With so many things to do in Watertown, New York, you’re stay at the Hilton Garden Inn Watertown/Thousand Islands hotel can be an eventful and exciting one. Visit the front desk for helpful tips and recommendation.
In and Around Town
Tibbetts Point Lighthouse
Tibbetts Point Lighthouse in Cape Vincent marks the point where Lake Ontario meets the St. Lawrence River in Northern New York State.
1,000 Islands aka Thousand Islands
The 1,000 Islands aka Thousand Islands is truly one of the most beautiful places on the planet.
Thousand Islands Seaway Wine Trail
The Thousand Islands Seaway Wine Trail meanders 78 miles through the beautiful countryside in Jefferson County.
Scenic Boat Cruises
Climb aboard! There is no better vantage point for a wondrous Thousand Islands experience than with a scenic boat cruise.
Antique Boat Museum
The Antique Boat Museum is America's foremost authority on antique freshwater boats.
Black River Whitewater Rafting
Summer excitement is right here on the Black River with a heart pounding fun-filled day on some of the world's best rapids.
Sackets Harbor Battlefield
Relive history at the Sackets Harbor Battlefield commemorating the outbreak of war between the United States and Great Britain.
Clayton Opera House
Check out the Clayton Opera House and be sure to explore the charming village of Clayton.
Boat shuttles to Boldt Castle on Heart Island are just a short drive from our Hilton Garden Inn Watertown hotel.
Rock Island Lighthouse
Rock Island Lighthouse is located in the Thousand Islands about 4.5 miles northeast of Clayton.
Thompson Park Zoo
Come discover the only zoo in the world dedicated to New York's wild animals and wild places.
Dry Hill Ski Area
Don't miss the frosty beauty of Lake-effect snow that creates a dazzling winter stage for skiing at Dry Hill Ski Area .
Salmon Run Mall
Salmon Run Mall is strategically located at the bustling intersection of I-81 and Route 3, one of the busiest intersections in upstate New York.