With its idyllic location set between the Hudson River and serene Long Island Sound, Westchester County is home to six energetic cities, 19 enchanting towns and 20 quaint villages within its pristine 500-square-mile landscape. Just 30 miles north of New York City, the topography of Westchester County offers breathtaking vistas, thrilling mountain bike trails and miles of family-friendly nature preserves. From corner bistros to Michelin rated restaurants, the county is brimming with dining options fit for foodies. Westchester County is easily accessible by major interstate highways and parkways, its own regional airport and three major rail lines.
Year-round activities abound throughout the region, including iconic jazz festivals, sailing, hiking and shopping at unique boutiques or upscale malls. Explore the well-shaded climbs of Westchester, which feature some of the best hiking trails in the state. For example, Mianus River Gorge Preserve in Bedford is a trail that looms 40 feet above the Mianus River. Play ball, take a swim or an invigorating hike, ride a roller coaster at Playland Park, browse stunning art collections or conservatory exhibition. Westchester is home to challenging, 18-hole public golf courses. Enjoy the natural topography and steep slopes at Dunwoodie Golf Course in Yonkers or the intimidating water hazards and linear play at Sprain Lake Golf Course. There are beaches, boat outings, kayak trails, fishing piers and a variety of private recreational facilities.
The county is home to more than 40 accommodations, with the following among the most popular.
The Opus, Westchester, Autograph Collection (White Plains, NY)
The Opus, Westchester’s newest contemporary lifestyle hotel in the heart of White Plains, opened last summer featuring a major renovation. Guests are welcomed with a social nature and modern appeal, featuring eclectic art and décor, authentic experiences and urban glamour. The indoor rooftop heated swimming pool and lounge deck are a treat, and the hotel offers over 10,000 square feet of event space for up to 750 guests. A brand new spa is slated to open soon.
Radisson Hotel (New Rochelle, NY)
Located near the Long Island Sound, the Radisson Hotel New Rochelle is a full-service hotel in Lower Westchester. Amenities include NoMa Social restaurant, offering breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night along with room service. Guests can enjoy Mediterranean-inspired dishes and tapas in a chic dining room. Later on, guests can unwind at the NoMa Social Lounge with music and after-dinner drinks.
SpringHill Suites (Tuckahoe, NY)
Awarded one of Westchester Magazine’s Best Places to Work 2022, Tuckahoe is well positioned as a half-way point between NYC area airports and the City of White Plains and lower Hudson Valley. SpringHill Suites is within walking distance of first-class shopping and dining, beautiful parks and two Metro-North rail stations with service to Manhattan in less than 38 minutes. Newly built in 2020, the hotel is inspired by West Elm Design featuring over-sized suites with king and two queen beds, an indoor pool and a state-of-the-art fitness center. Guests can enjoy light evening bites and cocktails on the outdoor patio while they network with colleagues and make new friends.
Bedford Post Inn (Bedford, NY)
A Relais & Chateaux property co-owned by actor Richard Gere, the Bedford Post Inn is a charming eight-room luxury inn with an onsite yoga studio and two distinct restaurants serving sustainable locally grown farm-to-table fare. Guests may choose from five different room layouts, most with a working fireplace to enhance the cozy and romantic feel. All rooms are prepared with Frette linens and towels, and some rooms have a terrace which overlooks the wooded property.
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The Abbey Inn & Spa (Peekskill, NY)
A former nun convent turned Westchester’s newest luxury hotel, The Abbey Inn & Spa is a boutique hotel featuring 42 distinctive guest rooms and suites and a full-service spa. The Apropos farm-to-table restaurant delights with a Mediterranean-inspired menu that celebrates the bounty of the Hudson Valley. Located on historic Fort Hill, the former 1902 convent of the Episcopal Sisters of Saint Mary’s has been beautifully repurposed as a secular retreat for today’s discerning travelers. Located just one hour from midtown Manhattan, The Abbey Inn feels a world away.