Favorite Escapes

Westchester is the perfect place to get out and explore this summer. Whether for a day or a long weekend, with the whole family or just that special someone, Westchester offers adventures for the mind, body, and soul. Let our itineraries guide you through a whole summer of taking in lush landscapes, exciting meals, history, art and some indulgent relaxation.

Summer is also the perfect time to go hiking and biking throughout beautiful Westchester.
We have great ideas for you to explore here.

Family Funtivities

Robert P. Astorino, County Executive

Westchester is chock full of activities that appeal to all ages.
Destinations
  • Parks, Pools & Beaches
  • Music In the Air
  • Rye Playland
  • Westchester Children's Museum
  • Muscoot Farm
  • Hudson River Museum
  • Westchester County Center
  • Where to Stay

Adventure Seekers

Get your shoes muddy with a weekend of kayaking, fishing, camping and hiking.
Destinations
  • L.L. Bean Outdoor Discovery School
  • Croton Point Park
  • Fishing in Croton Point Park
  • Anthony’s Nose
  • Peekskill Coffee House

Everything Old is New Again

Hunt for vintage finds while antiquing and discover the charm of Westchester along the way.
Destinations
  • Le Jardin du Roi
  • Antiquing in Chappaqua
  • Little Crepe Street
  • Antiquing in Mount Kisco
  • The Rose Room
  • Holiday Inn Mt. Kisco
  • Crabtree Kittle House Inn

In the Garden of Sonic Delights

Join us in celebration of the groundbreaking sound art exhibition at Caramoor Center for Music in Katonah, NY and the Arts and 5 partner sites in Westchester County.
Destinations
  • Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
  • The Neuberger Museum of Art
  • Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art
  • Jacob Burns Film Center
  • Stone Barns Center for Agriculture
  • Lyndhurst
  • Renaissance Westchester Hotel
  • Bedford Post Inn

Gorgeous Garden Strolls

Enjoy stunning vistas on the grounds of some of Westchester's most beautiful sites with these gardens that combine beauty, history and culture.
Destinations
  • Lasdon Park and Arboretum
  • Japanese Garden at Hammond Museum
  • Beaux Arts Gardens at Kykuit
  • Lyndhurst
  • Untermyer Park & Gardens
  • Where to Stay
Glen Island

Staying Social

Noel D'Allacco

Socialites take notice of the local gems uncovered in this itinerary.
Destinations
  • Chat American Grill
  • Glen Island Park
  • Japan Inn
  • Bronxville Sidewalk Sale
  • Noma Social
  • Where to Stay
Ritz Carlton, Westchester

Romantic Retreat

Kris Ruby

With everything Westchester has to offer, you’re definitely going to want to share it with that special someone.
Destinations
  • Moderne Barn
  • Arts Westchester
  • Greenburgh Nature Center
  • The Castle on the Hudson
  • Ritz Carlton, Westchester
Sweetooth Katonah

Girls’ Weekend

Stacy Geisinger

Gather up your girlfriends for a trip filled with fun and relaxation.
Destinations
  • Katonah Sweetooth
  • KD Studio
  • Suburban Groove
  • Bedford Post Inn
  • Crabtree’s Kittle House
Fall Field & Stone Barn

Stone Barns Insider Tour

Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture

Celebrate Westchester's rich agrarian heritage with this itinerary sent to us by the folks at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture
Destinations
  • Pleasantville Farmers Market
  • Rockefeller State Park Preserve
  • Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture
  • Union Church
  • The Captain Lawrence Brewing Company
  • The Blue Pig
  • Blue Hill at Stone Barns
  • Where to Stay

Fourth of July Long Weekend

Get out of the city and have a three-day 4th of July celebration upstate.
Destinations
  • Thursday Fireworks
  • John Jay Homestead
  • St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site
  • Pops, Patriots and Fireworks at Caramoor
  • Bedford Post Inn

Westchester Without a Car

You don't need four wheels to enjoy a Westchester getaway. Discover the best of the Hudson River via mass transit.
Destinations
  • Metro-North at Grand Central Terminal
  • Tarrytown Waterfront
  • Tarrytown Farmers’ Market
  • Old Croton Aqueduct Trail
  • Bistro 12
  • Tarrytown Music Hall
  • Doubletree by Hilton Tarrytown
  • Castle Hotel & Spa

Tasting Tour & Picnic

Taste the best of Westchester. Sample delicious local delicacies at each stop on this itinerary, culminating with a sunset picnic.
Destinations
  • Tarry Lodge
  • Crabtree’s Kittle House
  • Mt. Kisco Smokehouse
  • Ward Pound Ridge Reservation
  • Sleeping accomodations

An Evening of Entertainment

Enjoy top-notch theater, music, comedy, film and dance throughout Westchester’s many performing arts venues.
Destinations
  • Paramount Hudson Valley
  • Tarrytown Music Hall
  • Westchester Broadway Theatre
  • Purchase College Performing Arts Center
  • The Capitol Theatre
  • Emelin Theater
  • Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway
  • Where to Stay

Explore Northern Westchester

Discover rural splendor and cultural magnificence Westchester has to offer north of the Cross Westchester Expressway.
Destinations
  • Downtown Katonah
  • Katonah Museum of Art
  • Crabtree’s Kittle House
  • Ward Pound Ridge Reserve
  • Wolf Conservation Center
  • Le Chateau
  • Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
  • Where to Stay
Pepsico’s Donald Kendall Sculpture Gardens

Destination Inspiration

Janet Langsam

Westchester is brimming with inspiration for you to tap into!
Destinations
  • City Limits Diner
  • Pepsico’s Donald Kendall Sculpture Gardens
  • Downtown Music at Grace
  • The Dafco Gallery
  • ArtsWestchester Gallery
Open Road

Car Lover's Getaway

Tom Christopher

With hundreds of miles of roads, Westchester is the perfect place to do some spring driving.
Destinations
  • Spring Street Deli
  • Katonah Art Museum
  • Ward Pound Ridge Reservation
  • The Pound Ridge Car Show
  • Croton Creek Steakhouse
  • Lift Trucks Project
  • Where to Stay
Teatown Lake Reservation

Play a Round in Westchester

Ralph Martinelli

Ralph Martinelli, the publisher of Westchester Magazine, shares with us his recommendations, along with his hobby – golf.
Destinations
  • Winged Foot Golf Club
  • Capitol Theatre
  • Westchester Magazine
  • Teatown Lake Reservation
  • Where to Stay
Blue Hill

Farms & Gardens

Vanessa Williams

Lifelong Westchester resident Vanessa Williams shares her Favorite Escapes, showing off the pastoral beauty that makes Westchester so lovely in the Spring.
Destinations
  • King Street Restaurant and Bar
  • Kykuit: The Rockefeller Estate
  • Daisy Hill Farms
  • Le Jardin du Roi
  • Fox Hill Farms
  • Blue Hill at Stone Barns
  • Where to Stay

Jazz and Soul Live Music

A day (or two) of diverse and intimate musical experiences awaits you in Westchester.
Destinations
  • Blind Charlie’s Café
  • Rye Playland Amusement Park
  • Kirby’s Grill and Bar
  • Meetinghouse Food & Spirits
  • Muscoot Farm
  • Division Street Grill
  • The Quiet Man Public House
  • Inn on the Hudson
  • Holiday Inn Express Mt. Kisco
  • Aaron Copland House
  • Jazz Forum Arts

Naturally Beautiful Driving Tour

Get in the car and take in the sights as you cruise the prettiest places in Westchester.
Destinations
  • Scenic Hudson Park at Irvington
  • Sweet Grass Grill
  • Graham Hills Park
  • Saw Mill River Parkway
  • Cross River Reservoir
  • Blue Dolphin Ristorante
  • Holiday Inn Mt. Kisco

Summer Fling Getaway

Spend a romantic weekend taking in stunning views, enjoying intimate meals, and spending quality time along the Hudson River.
Destinations
  • Temple of Love at Untermeyer Gardens
  • Tarrytown Lighthouse
  • Cellar 49
  • THANN Sanctuary Spa
  • The Garden Room at Equus
  • Castle Hotel & Spa
  • Sunset Cove
  • Washington Irving’s Sunnyside
  • Red Hat on the river
  • Endless Trail Bikeworx

Famous Families

Since Henry Hudson’s 1609 exploration, Westchester has been home to many famous and influential families.
Destinations
  • Sunnyside
  • Lyndhurst
  • Old Dutch Church and Burying Ground
  • Phillipsburg Manor
  • Kykuit – The Rockefeller Estate
  • Van Cortlandt Manor
  • Where to Stay

Yonkers for the Young at Heart

Whether you’ve got kids or you just want to feel like one, bustling Yonkers, NY is for you. Get ready to learn, discover and play.
Destinations
  • Hudson River Museum
  • Science Barge
  • X2O – Xaviars on the Hudson
  • La Bella Havana
  • Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway
  • Where to Stay
Tarrytown Music Hall

Musical Rest

Mark Morganelli

A Jazz musician and producer, Mark Morganelli shares some of his favorite spots around Westchester, with a focus on his specialty, music.
Destinations
  • City Limits Diner
  • Tarrytown Music Hall
  • Jazz Forum Arts
  • Muscoot Farm
  • Rockefeller State Park
  • Rue de Crepes
  • Where to Stay
Ella Fitzgerald Statue

African American Heritage Trail

Explore the rich African American background of Westchester County in this two-day itinerary.
Destinations
  • Day 1 – John Jay Homestead
  • Day 1 – Downtown Tarrytown
  • Day 1 – Foster Memorial AME Zion Church
  • Day 1 – Philipsburg Manor
  • Day 1 – Stay Over!
  • Day 2 - Villa Lewaro
  • Day 2 - Ella Fitzgerald Statue
  • Day 2 - Philipse Manor Hall
  • Day 2 - Saint Paul’s Church National Historic Site
  • Day 2 - Lunch in Rye
  • Day 2 - African Cemetery
  • Day 2 - Come back soon!
  • Where to Stay
Croton Aqueduct

Artistic Adventure

Kacey Morabito

Kacey Morabito helps wake up Westchester and the Hudson Valley as the co-host of Mike & Kacey in the morning, on 100.7 WHUD.
Destinations
  • Xaviars X20 on the Hudson
  • Iron Horse Grill
  • Schoolhouse Theatre
  • Croton Aqueduct Walkway
  • Doral Arrowood
  • Paramount Center for the Arts