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 the Thousand Islands and Boldt Castle.
Indulge your taste buds while traversing the beautiful countryside of Northern New York for local wineries, craft breweries, distilleries, artisanal shops and more!
Experience the wondrous 1000 Islands onboard a scenic boat cruise along the St. Lawrence River featuring island castles and lighthouse tours. History buffs will appreciate the Antique Boat Museum, whose mission is to preserve the St. Lawrence Rivers’ nautical heritage.
Those looking for outdoor excitement can brave the class III and IV rapids while whitewater rafting down the Black River. Dry Hill Ski Area and the Tug Hill Plateau offer Lake-effect snow and a picturesque setting for snowmobiling, snowshoeing, tubing, ice fishing and cross country 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. Find more deals at your favorite big box stores like Target, Kohl’s, Walmart Supercenter and more—all conveniently located just moments away.
With so many things to do in Watertown, New York, you’re stay at Hilton Garden Inn Watertown/Thousand Islands hotel will 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.