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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

Hyatt Place New York/Yonkers
Hyatt Place New York/Yonkers
3 out of 5
7000 Mall Walk, Yonkers, NY
The price is NT$4,135 per night from May 26 to May 26
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 ...
4.3/5Excellent! (969 reviews)
"Best hotel to stay at in Yonkers without a doubt. Don’t waste your time anywhere else."

Reviewed on 2021/5/17

Hyatt Place New York/Yonkers
Sheraton Tarrytown Hotel
Sheraton Tarrytown Hotel
3.5 out of 5
600 White Plains Rd, Tarrytown, NY
The price is NT$3,904 per night from May 19 to May 19
Situated in the historical district, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Tarrytown Music Hall, Greenburgh Public Library, and Sportime USA. Westchester Skating ...
3.8/5Good! (945 reviews)
"Good service overall"

Reviewed on 2021/5/17

Sheraton Tarrytown Hotel
Courtyard by Marriott Yonkers Westchester County
Courtyard by Marriott Yonkers Westchester County
3 out of 5
5 Executive Boulevard, Yonkers, NY
The price is NT$3,303 per night from Jun 2 to Jun 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! (924 reviews)
"Good service"

Reviewed on 2021/5/2

Courtyard by Marriott Yonkers Westchester County
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.
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. Northern Westchester ...
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 ...
4.3/5Excellent! (20 reviews)
Quiet and spacious
"I enjoyed how quiet the place was. The laundry and dryer were very useful . The kitchen could be equipped with better useful utensils for cooking. The floors were also somewhat sticky ."

Reviewed on 2020/12/18

Furnished Quarters Bank Street Commons
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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Reviews of White Plains

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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

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Jan 28, 2020

Excellent

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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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