From lively nightlife to charming historic settings, the lower Hudson Valley offers the perfect mix of fun and edible delights for those looking for a quick city break.
Explore: Take a walk along the Hudson River at Scenic Hudson’s RiverWalk, part of a planned 51-mile walk through a waterfront park that offers magnificent views from the Manhattan skyline to the Tappan Zee Bridge. Take in a show at the Tarrytown Music Hall, the oldest theater in Westchester County, or wander over to nearby Pocantico Hills for a tour of the renowned Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture. (On the way, art lovers can visit Union Church of Pocantico Hills to view the world-famous Chagal windows.) Get a taste of history at Philipsburg Manor or the grand Lyndhurst estate. Don’t miss the Tri-State area’s biggest, most electrifying Halloween event– Historic Hudson Valley’s Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze.
Where to Stay/Eat: Tarrytown is an emerging foodie destination. During Hudson Valley Restaurant Week, dine at Rivermarket Bar & Kitchen, The Twisted Oak, Sunset Cove and Hudson Anchor Seafood & Grill. Stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton Tarrytown; designed in the grand the style of an Adirondack lodge, it offers all the amenities of a Hilton (including an on-site spa), as well as the award-winning Bistro Z restaurant. The Westchester Marriott in the Historic River Towns District houses the famed Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse. Tarrytown House Estate’s expansive property offers a complex of carriage houses, contemporary inn and estate on 26-acres of scenic beauty and the Cellar 49 tavern.
Explore: Take in a show at White Plains Performing Arts Center. Find serious shopping and bargains at The Westchester, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom Rack. Pamper yourself at the spa at the Ritz Carlton Hotel.
Where to Stay/Eat: The seat of Westchester County is a major retail destination and a top HVRW destination with 11 restaurants participating: BLT Steak, Benjamin Steakhouse, City Limits Diner, Freebird Kitchen and Bar, Mediterraneo, The Melting Pot, Morton’s Steakhouse, Mulino’s of Westchester, Sam’s of Gedney Way, Sapori Italian Restaurant, and Sofrito. The Ritz-Carlton New York, Westchester a modern sophisticated hotel offers the ultimate in luxury, including a destination spa and award-winning restaurant: Chef Laurent Tourondel’s acclaimed BLT Steak.
Explore: Check out the Katonah Museum for a cultural outing or take in a show at Jacob Burns Film Center. On Saturdays, visit the market at the Chappaqua Metro-North train station or pick from the farm-fresh offerings at the Hudson Valley’s largest farmers’ market in Pleasantville.
Where to Stay/Eat: This quiet corner of Westchester has become a food-lover’s destination noted for its rural elegance, down-home hospitality and chef-driven restaurants (including internationally renowned chef/restaurateur Jean-Georges Vongerichten). For a weekend of country elegance, wine, dine and recline in historic elegance at Crabtree’s Kittle House in Chappaqua. Nestled at the end of a secluded wooded lane, this restored eighteenth-century manor house’s the acclaimed restaurant and wine cellar and offers 12 neatly appointed guest rooms. Wake up, enjoy a complimentary breakfast and explore all that Westchester has to offer. But there’s more to be enjoyed. Try these nearby HVRW restaurants: Aesop’s Fable Restaurant, Crabtree’s Kittle House, Drunken Little Chef, Inn at Pound Ridge by Jean Georges, Le Jardin Du Roi, Lexington Square Cafe and Winston Restaurant.