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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

Happy Friday

Northwest Yonkers

4/5Very Good!(212 area reviews)

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

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
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 Van Cortlandt Park and Empire City Casino.

Ludlow
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
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 ¥13,626 per night from Oct 7 to Oct 8

Located in Southeast Yonkers, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Yonkers Raceway and Empire City Casino. Van Cortlandt Park is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) away. Mount Vernon ...

4.4/5Excellent! (961 reviews)

"Love staying there when visiting my family"…"

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2020

Hyatt Place New York/Yonkers
Tarrytown House Estate on the Hudson
Tarrytown House Estate on the Hudson
3.5 out of 5
49 E Sunnyside Lane, Tarrytown, NY
The price is ¥11,134 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 2

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 ...

3.9/5Very Good! (929 reviews)

"Great location, beautiful property with plenty of green open space, spacious room with a view of the river, relaxing outdoor pool so desperately needed in current circumstances:); welcoming, professional, efficient staff; great on-site dining option."…"

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2020

Tarrytown House Estate on the Hudson
Courtyard by Marriott Yonkers Westchester County
Courtyard by Marriott Yonkers Westchester County
3 out of 5
5 Executive Boulevard, Yonkers, NY
The price is ¥10,340 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 2

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! (665 reviews)

"Great stay, helpful staff, new clean amenities, plenty of parking"…"

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2020

Courtyard by Marriott Yonkers Westchester County

Vacation Rentals in White Plains

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Bedford Big House w Heated Pool & Hot Tub on 4 Acres! Perfect Place to Social Distance and Stay Safe. Super-host Support, Check out our Reviews!
Bedford Big House w Heated Pool & Hot Tub on 4 Acres! Perfect Place to Social Distance and Stay Safe. Super-host Support, Check out our Reviews!
4 out of 5
47 Charles Road, Mount Kisco, NY

Situated in Mount Kisco, this vacation home is within 3 mi (5 km) of Westmoreland Sanctuary, Northern Westchester Hospital, and Amenedo Lauren A. Arthur W. Butler ...

Bedford Big House w Heated Pool & Hot Tub on 4 Acres! Perfect Place to Social Distance and Stay Safe. Super-host Support, Check out our Reviews!
Furnished Quarters Bank Street Commons
Furnished Quarters Bank Street Commons
4 out of 5
15/25 Bank Street, White Plains, NY

Situated in White Plains, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Galleria at White Plains and Westchester County Center. Pace University Law School ...

4.4/5Excellent! (17 reviews)
Perfect for what we needed

"Easy to check-in. It was 24 hrs which was great since our flight was delayed and we didn’t arrive until 2 am. It had every thing we needed such as kitchen utensils and toiletries. One of the bathrooms wasn’t cleaned very well, but it wasn’t that bad to be a big deal. I do recommend bringing ear plugs ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2018

Furnished Quarters Bank Street Commons

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

City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of New York
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City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of New York

¥1,068
Per adult
Wacky Walks Adventure walking tours of New York
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Wacky Walks Adventure walking tours of New York

¥1,070
Per adult
Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of New York
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Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of New York

¥2,136
Per adult
Couple's Private New York Helicopter Tour from Westchester
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Couple's Private New York Helicopter Tour from Westchester

¥77,990
Per adult
Private New York Helicopter Tour From Westchester
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Private New York Helicopter Tour From Westchester

¥155,980
Per adult
Guided Kayak Fishing Tour
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Guided Kayak Fishing Tour

¥60,267
Per adult

Reviews of White Plains

4.5

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 57.857142857142854%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 35%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 5.714285714285714%
2 - Disappointing
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1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 0.7142857142857143%

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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