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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. Join us this spring and experience 30 festive activities within the local area guaranteed to brighten your spring season. Share your photos of your spring experiences with us at #RCMemories.

  1. Take a kayak adventure through the historic Hudson River. Hudson River Recreation offers kayak tours and lessons from beginnings-experts to experience Westchester’s famous waterway.

  2. Revel in the panoramic views of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut while enjoying the flavors of the Mediterranean and private dining from Kanopi, located on the 42nd floor of the hotel.
  3. Tee off at one of Westchester’s more than 50 golf courses.

  4. 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. 

  5. Experience dramatic views and enjoy the breeze across the Hudson River with Croton Sailing School. Get hands on sailing instruction with adult and youth sailing lessons.

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

  7. Roam through Muscoot Farm in nearby Katonah where you can meet the farm animals, and enjoy exciting farm activities.

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

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

  10. Join us for Westchester’s Wine & Food Festival June 5-10 in nearby Valhalla. The festival features over 70 restaurants, 6 food trucks, 150 wine and spirits, 5 chef demos, and enormous amounts of food. 

  11. 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.

  12. 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. 

  13. Bike the Bronx River Parkway in May, June and September, which closes from Yonkers to White Plains only for Bicyclists to enjoy.

  14. Wine Enthusiasts will love a unique BLT Steak experience where guests can enjoy a selection each week of the most coveted bottles from the award winning wine selection handpicked by a BLT sommelier.

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

  16. Admire spring flowers at the annual Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Gardens. Enjoy dance performances, orchid care demonstrations, and a day of shopping surrounded by brilliantly colored flowers.

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

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

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

  20. Take a plunge into our rooftop pool. 

  21. Hold your hats on the iconic Dragon Coaster in Rye, NY which has been exciting thrill riders since 1929.

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

  23. Experience the White Plains Farmers Market each Wednesday beginning in May 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. As the weather gets warmer, Tour the Caramoor Estate, a destination for exceptional music with live concerts, captivating program for adults and children and spectacular gardens and grounds to roam for hours.

  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 to meet animals, enjoy story time for kids, and adventure on a guided or self-guided tour. 

  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. Take in views of the Long Island Sound at the Sheffield Island Lighthouse in Norwalk, CT and experience a shore-to-table clambake available on Thursday’s in late spring and summer.