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White Plains, NY
Travel Guide

Sleepy Hollow which includes a river or creek, a bridge and a lighthouse

This city offers popular suburban attractions of luxury malls, theaters, parks and shopping centers.  It is located just 30 minutes outside New York City. 

White Plains, in New York’s Hudson Valley, is often overshadowed by nearby New York City. Yet it has several upscale malls and restaurants that make it an entertaining place to spend a day.

City Center is a large complex that frequently hosts complimentary movies, concerts and other performances. During warmer months, get fresh locally produced food at the nearby farmers market.

White Plains is probably best known for its malls, most notably the Westchester. This complex has anchor stores of Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom and features some of the world’s most luxurious labels as well as a selection of more affordable shops. For a more typical mall experience, head to The Galleria at White Plains or The Source at White Plains. These indoor centers offer a wide variety of stores to meet all your shopping needs.

The city oversees dozens of parks, playgrounds and gardens ranging from park squares to relatively secluded hiking trails. Saxon Woods Park is a popular outdoor destination. The 700-acre (282-hectare) site offers numerous recreational activities. Golfers of all skills can enjoy a day on the greens at the park’s 18-hole or miniature golf courses. Children flock to the aquatic playground and swimming pool. Hiking trails lead you away from the highly trafficked portion of the park and into its peaceful woodlands.

Throughout the year, White Plains holds several seasonal events and festivals. If you are in town, the New Year’s celebration and the St. Patrick’s Day parade shouldn’t be missed. In winter, dress warmly and head to Ebersole Ice Rink in Delfino Park. The rink is beloved by figure skaters, hockey players and even those putting on their skates for the very first time.

New York City is just 20 miles (32 kilometers) south of White Plains. With no traffic, you can reach it in under 30 minutes by car. For a more stress-free journey, take an express train from Metro North Station, which reliably delivers you into the Big Apple in 35 minutes.

Where to stay in White Plains

Sleepy Hollow Hotel & Conference Center
Sleepy Hollow Hotel & Conference Center
3.5 out of 5
455 S Broadway, Tarrytown, NY
The price is ¥15,123 per night from Apr 19 to Apr 20
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 2 mi (3.2 km) from Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge and 2.3 mi (3.8 km) from Kykuit. Manhattanville College and Purchase ...
4/5Very Good! (992 reviews)
"The hotel very nice pool is open and front desk staff Monique she’s the best !"

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2021

Sleepy Hollow Hotel & Conference Center
Courtyard by Marriott Yonkers Westchester County
Courtyard by Marriott Yonkers Westchester County
3 out of 5
5 Executive Boulevard, Yonkers, NY
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥13,780 per night from May 2 to May 3
Located in Northwest Yonkers, this hotel is 2.1 mi (3.5 km) from Hudson River Museum and within 6 mi (10 km) of Empire City Casino and Yonkers Public Library. ...
4.4/5Excellent! (903 reviews)
"Lovely hotel in a nice area. Pleased with my stay :-)"

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2021

Courtyard by Marriott Yonkers Westchester County
Sonesta White Plains Downtown
Sonesta White Plains Downtown
4 out of 5
66 Hale Ave, White Plains, NY
The price is ¥17,299 per night from Apr 25 to Apr 26
Located in the heart of White Plains, this eco-friendly hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from The Westchester Mall and 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Westchester County Center. ...
4.3/5Excellent! (968 reviews)
"The property was nice the staff was professional and respect but the rooms weren’t cleaned properly was dusty and the rooms decor looked more like a MOTEL need updated sheets and decor"

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2021

Sonesta White Plains Downtown
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Bright & Airy Apartment w/ Balcony ~20 Mi to Nyc!
Bright & Airy Apartment w/ Balcony ~20 Mi to Nyc!
Yonkers, NY
Located in Getty Square, this apartment building is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Yonkers Public Library and 2.6 mi (4.3 km) from Van Cortlandt Park. Empire City Casino ...
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Yonkers Apt
"My daughter had a great time at the apartment. Very clean and access was easy and Mr Chu was very helpful during entire stay. The recommendation is to two beds with a King size."

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2021

Bright & Airy Apartment w/ Balcony ~20 Mi to Nyc!
Waterfront Retreat Center for Health & Wellness
Waterfront Retreat Center for Health & Wellness
New Rochelle, NY
Situated on the waterfront, this vacation home is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from College of New Rochelle and 1.5 mi (2.5 km) from New Roc City. Glen Island Park and Iona ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (23 reviews)
Retreat
"This was a perfect house for our family. It was warm and cozy even in 20 degree weather. The living room is very spacious and dining room could seat us all. The sunroom table handled board and card games with ease. Bedrooms and bedding all were very well appointed and the bathrooms, though vintage, ..."

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2021

Waterfront Retreat Center for Health & Wellness
La Casita Bonita Near NYC
La Casita Bonita Near NYC
Yonkers, NY
Located in Bryn Mawr, this romantic vacation home is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Westchester's Ridge Hill and 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from Empire City Casino. Legoland Discovery ...
La Casita Bonita Near NYC
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Apr 13, 2020

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5/5 - Excellent

Nadia

Feb 25, 2020

It is a very pleasant suburb of NYC. It has much to offer in terms of food and shopping. I specially loved the Whole Food store. Tons of choices! Also the metro north connection is very convenient to go to the city!

5/5 - Excellent

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Jan 28, 2020

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Jan 21, 2020

Feeling of safety and relaxing comfort

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Jan 4, 2020

Unfortunately I got a change in season cold while I traveled. The Cambria Hotel in White Plains was happily located right next to Target and other quality stores. I was able to get EVERYTHING that my cold required. That is partly why I chose my hotel

4/5 - Good

Paul

Nov 12, 2019

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