In the United States, you can get information at the St. Vincent and Grenadines Tourist Office, 801 Second Ave., 21st Floor, New York, NY 10017 (tel. 800/729-1726 or 212/687-4981; www.stvincent.com). The website for St. Vincent and the Grenadines is www.discoversvg.com.
On St. Vincent, the local Department of Tourism is on Upper Bay Street, Government Administrative Centre, Kingstown (tel. 784/457-1502). Hours are Monday to Friday from 8am to 4pm.
Late June brings St. Vincent's weeklong Carnival, one of the largest such celebrations in the eastern Caribbean. The festivities include steel-band and calypso competitions, parades, costumes, and the crowning of the king and queen of the carnival. The fun extends through the first 2 weeks in July, culminating in a huge street party.