White PlainsUnited States of America

Photo provided by Courtesy Westchester County Tourism & Film
Photo provided by Courtesy Westchester County Tourism & Film
Escape to White Plains! Enjoy its food, wildlife, and history.

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.

Known for

Shopping, Dining and Family-Friendly

Top Hotels in White Plains

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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SpringHill Suites by Marriott Tarrytown Westchester County
3 out of 5
480 White Plains Rd, Tarrytown, NY
¥11,610
per night
Oct 6 - Oct 7
4.2/5Excellent! (1,458 reviews)

Situated in the suburbs, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Tarrytown Music Hall, Lyndhurst Mansion, and Kykuit. Pierson Park and Greenburgh Public Library ...

4.2/5Excellent! (1,458 reviews)

"Liked the breakfast and staff. It would be nice to have an update in the hotel, halls and some room features."…"

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2019

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Tarrytown Westchester County
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Tarrytown House Estate on the Hudson
3.5 out of 5
49 E Sunnyside Lane, Tarrytown, NY
¥16,493
per night
Sep 22 - Sep 23
4.1/5Very Good! (1,575 reviews)

Situated in the historical district, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Lyndhurst Mansion and Irvington Town Hall Theater. Matthiessen Park and Tarrytown Music ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,575 reviews)

"Pros: Open grounds, spacious. Cons: Tough parking on busy nights"…"

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

Tarrytown House Estate on the Hudson
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Doral Arrowwood
4 out of 5
975 Anderson Hill Rd, Rye Brook, NY
¥11,720
per night
Oct 1 - Oct 2
3.8/5Good! (1,197 reviews)

Situated in Rye Brook, this golf hotel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Donald M Kendall Sculpture Gardens and 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Purchase College. Performing Arts ...

3.8/5Good! (1,197 reviews)

"Beautiful stay clean hotel and lovely staff. I would definitely stay again"…"

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2019

Doral Arrowwood

Top activities in White Plains

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Westchester Tickets
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LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Westchester Tickets

¥2,700

Let your imagination run wild as you build amazing creations, enjoy 15 different attractions, and see the fantastic 4-D Cinema show. LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Westchester is the ultimate indoor LEGO® attraction for families with children between 3 and 10 years old.

Couple's Private Helicopter Tour over New York
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Couple's Private Helicopter Tour over New York

¥37,603

Take flight with someone special on a private helicopter tour, enjoying amazing aerial views of some of the city's most iconic sights. Your pilot makes sure you don't miss out on anything and that your flight is safe, comfortable, and memorable.

Indoor Skydiving Experience
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Indoor Skydiving Experience

¥9,719

Experience all the plummeting, free falling, and soaring sensations of skydiving without ever getting on a plane. This indoor skydiving experience puts you in a vertical wind tunnel, where you can float weightlessly in space for an unforgettable adrenaline rush in totally safe surroundings.

Hudson Valley Fall Foliage Helicopter Tour
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Hudson Valley Fall Foliage Helicopter Tour

¥25,032

During the fall, the Hudson Valley transforms into a cascade of blazing reds, yellows and oranges, resulting in some of the most beautiful scenery in the northeast. Soak up bird's-eye views of this vibrant landscape from the vantage point of a helicopter during this high-flying tour.

Introductory Helicopter Flight Lesson
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Introductory Helicopter Flight Lesson

¥21,790

Make your dreams of piloting a helicopter come true with a lesson that lets you learn the basics from an expert pilot. Your experience includes engaging ground instruction before the chance to take to the skies and navigate aircraft yourself.

NYC Helicopter Aerial Photography Workshop
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NYC Helicopter Aerial Photography Workshop

¥39,618

New York is undoubtedly one of the most exciting places on Earth from a photographic standpoint. The near-perfect symmetry of Manhattan can really only be appreciated from hundreds of feet off the ground.

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