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White PlainsUnited States of America

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

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Northwest Yonkers

4/5Very Good!(209 area reviews)

While visiting Northwest Yonkers, you might make a stop by sights like Hudson River Museum and Untermyer Gardens Conservancy.

Northwest Yonkers
Sunday Brunch on the Hudson. Short train ride from the city and awesome skyline view of NYC.

Getty Square

While visiting Getty Square, you might make a stop by sights like Yonkers Public Library and Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site.

Getty Square
Beautiful haunted house

North Side

While you're in North Side, take in top sights like Willsons Woods Park and jump on the metro at Mount Vernon West Station to see more of the city.

North Side
Favorite architecture in the city

Ludlow

While there might not be top attractions in Ludlow, you can explore the larger area and discover places like Yonkers Public Library and Van Cortlandt Park.

Ludlow
Great pizza.

Cedar Knolls

When in Cedar Knolls, you can plan a visit to Westchester's Ridge Hill and Legoland Discovery Center Westchester, some noteworthy sights in the nearby area.

Cedar Knolls

Top Hotels in White Plains

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hyatt Place New York/Yonkers
Hyatt Place New York/Yonkers
3 out of 5
7000 Mall Walk, Yonkers, NY
The price is ¥13,886 per night

Located in Southeast Yonkers, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Sarah Lawrence College, Empire City Casino, and Yonkers Raceway. Van Cortlandt Park is 1.9 ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,163 reviews)

"I’ve always enjoyed coming here. Their rooms are always clean and tidy! Their beds so comfy. Never realized they had a mini bar at the check in desk, so bonus this fine and they had my favorite wine at that! Staff is very friendly. Will be back again."…"

Reviewed on May 22, 2020

Hyatt Place New York/Yonkers
HYATT house White Plains
HYATT house White Plains
3 out of 5
101 Corporate Park Drive, West Harrison, NY
The price is ¥13,953 per night

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Manhattanville College, The Westchester Mall, and Pace University Law School. Galleria at White ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,605 reviews)

"weve stayed several times due to the location and the suites. We have the room to relax at a reasonable price."…"

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

HYATT house White Plains
Hilton Garden Inn Westchester Dobbs Ferry
Hilton Garden Inn Westchester Dobbs Ferry
3 out of 5
201 Ogden Avenue, Dobbs Ferry, NY
The price is ¥12,271 per night

Situated in the suburbs, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Hudson River Museum, Tarrytown Music Hall, and Empire City Casino. Sarah Lawrence College and Fordham ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (278 reviews)

"Everything was clean and comfortable , the manager on duty is very pleasant and help when needed"…"

Reviewed on May 19, 2020

Hilton Garden Inn Westchester Dobbs Ferry

Popular places to visit in White Plains

Capitol Theatre
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Capitol Theatre

3.5/5(42 reviews)

Capitol Theatre is a popular theater with a rich history in Port Chester. Discover the entertainment choices and shops in this family-friendly area.

Iona College
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Iona College

5/5(4 reviews)

Explore the campus of Iona College during your visit to New Rochelle. Amble around the area's riverfront or attend a sporting event.

Lyndhurst Mansion
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Lyndhurst Mansion

4.5/5(9 reviews)

Learn about the local history of Tarrytown with a stop at Lyndhurst Mansion. Stroll along the riverfront in this family-friendly area, or check out its top-notch restaurants.

Top things to do in White Plains

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

94% of travellers recommend
¥2,340
Per adult
Couple's Private New York Helicopter Tour from Westchester
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Couple's Private New York Helicopter Tour from Westchester

¥49,839
Per adult
Indoor Skydiving Experience
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Indoor Skydiving Experience

100% of travellers recommend
¥9,667
Per adult
New York Open Door Helicopter Flight
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New York Open Door Helicopter Flight

¥123,592
Per adult
New York Helicopter Tour from Westchester
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New York Helicopter Tour from Westchester

¥100,162
Per adult
Introductory Helicopter Flight Lesson
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Introductory Helicopter Flight Lesson

¥62,405
Per adult

Reviews of White Plains

4.5

Top Destination

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4 - Good 34.53237410071942%
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3 - Okay 5.755395683453237%
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4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Apr 13, 2020

Nothing

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

Verified traveler

Jan 28, 2020

Excellent

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 21, 2020

Feeling of safety and relaxing comfort

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

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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