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Only 30 minutes from Manhattan, The Ritz-Carlton New York, Westchester is nestled in the heart of White Plains, New York and Westchester County.

Westchester County is the perfect autumn location with vibrant foliage and fall festivities at every corner. Join us this fall and experience 30 festive activities within the local area, guaranteed enhance your season. Share your photos of your spring experiences with us at #RCMemories.

  1. Wander through the apple orchards at Wilken’s Fruit & Fir farm in Yorktown Heights or Stuart’s Fruit Farm in Granite Springs. Enjoy apple picking, pumpkin picking and warm apple cider donuts to kick start your fall season.

  2. Adventure into a pumpkin takeover at The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze in Croton-on-Hudson. Walk through the breathtaking display of more than 7,000 illuminated jack o’lanterns, designed and individually hand carved by a team of artisans. Advanced tickets are recommended.

  3. Stumble into Halloween at Horseman’s hollow in nearby Sleepy Hollow. Historical site Philipsburg manor transforms into a haunted trail, both spooky and spectacular for ages 10+.

  4. Savor a warm popover or delectable steak at BLT Steak located off our lobby.

  5. This October, experience the live performance of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, featuring the headless horseman, Ichabod Crane, and more. Flavored with spooky music, this live storytelling is perfect for ages 10+. Advanced tickets are required.

  6. Slip away into seasonal bliss with the 90-minute fall equinox treatment at The Ritz-Carlton Spa.

  7. October in Washington Irving’s Sunnyside is perfect for adults and children of all ages to take tours of the famous home, walk through spooky woods and enjoy shadow puppet performances of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

  8. Visit the Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture in Pocantico Hills to meet animals, enjoy story time for kids, and adventure on a guided or self-guided tour. 

  9. Kids of all ages will love the Legoland® Discovery Center in nearby Yonkers, New York. 

  10. Shop at The Westchester just steps from the hotel. The indoor mall features over 150 stores including Coach, Louis Vuitton, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and Tiffany & Co. 

  11. Spend a day with wolves at the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem. 

  12. Take a walk stroll down Greenwich Avenue in nearby Greenwich, Connecticut. The outdoor shopping street offers favorite shopping from designers to local boutiques.

  13. Visit America’s oldest wine making and grape-growing region – the Hudson Valley.

  14. Hike at Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla. The Park includes a 300 foot high and 1,830 food long dam which forms the Kensico Reservoir and offers activities from fitness classes, to concerts, to nature studies.

  15. Step foot in The Pelham Picture House, the oldest running movie theater in Westchester County. View the best in new, independent, and classic cinema while getting a historical glimpse into this famous 1920’s theater. 

  16. Relax with a handcrafted fall-inspired cocktail by the warmth of our fireplace in the Lobby Lounge.

  17. Race a car, shoot a game of pool, or bowl at Grand PrixNY in nearby Mt. Kisco. 

  18. Sit courtside at a Westchester Knicks game, the New York Knicks affiliate team at the Westchester County Center.

  19. Raise a pint to Westchester County’s quality craft breweries such as Sleepy Hollow’s Bridgeview Tavern or Captain Lawrence Brewery in nearby Pleasantville.

  20. Visit Kykuit, The Rockefeller Estate, located in Pocantico Hills which offers engaging tours of the property and panoramic views of the Historic Hudson Valley.

  21. Take a plunge into our rooftop pool. 

  22. Explore Westchester’s rich arts and cultural scene through Arts Westchester

  23. Experience the White Plains Farmers Market each Wednesday through November and enjoy everything from meats to produce to artisan cheeses and olive oil.

  24. Free fall in New York’s only iFly. This indoor skydiving facility welcomes flyers aged 3-103 to experience true free fall conditions. 

  25. Take in top musical entertainment at The Capitol Theatre in nearby Port Chester, New York. 

  26. Fall into the fall festivals at Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard in nearby North Salem on Weekends in September and October. Climb onto hayrides, indulge in apple cider donuts, and sip on apple cider for a few of the many family activities.

  27. Cook with talented Ritz-Carlton pastry chefs at the Junior Chef’s Academy. Junior chef’s ages 11-18 can participate in a series of exclusive seasonal baking workshops and will learn everything from kitchen safety to baking techniques. 

  28. Visit the Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture in Pocantico Hills for Harvest Fest on October 1st. Join the fall celebration with hands-on farming and food activities, live music, farm market and more.

  29. Take a trip to space by visiting The Hudson River Planetarium. Exciting shows are offered on Saturday’s and Sunday’s for all ages. 

  30. It’s not too early to think about the Holiday’s - Experience the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge with Dickens’s ‘Christmas Carol’ in Tarrytown. Advanced tickets are required and can be purchased starting November 1st.