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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 seasonal location with winter snow escapes and cold-weather festivities at every corner. Join us this winter and experience 30 activities within the local area guaranteed enhance your season. Share your photos of your spring experiences with us on social media by using #RCMemories.

  1. Bring the family for a day of skiing just 35 minutes from the hotel at Thunder Ridge Ski Area.

  2. Warm up your winter with afternoon tea in the Lobby Lounge. Relax by the fireplace and pair your visit with a traditional afternoon tea experience. Advanced reservations are required. To make a reservation call 914.467.5717.

  3. Enjoy Teatown’s Hudson River EagleFest at Croton Point Park. On February 10, participate in many activities including guided and independent eagle viewing, raptor shows, bus tours, storytelling, children’s programs, bird walks and more.

  4. Revel in old-fashioned family fun when the Royal Hanneford Circus at the Westchester County Center, February 17 – 19. Purchase tickets here.

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

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

  7. Take in top musical entertainment at The Capitol Theatre in nearby Port Chester, New York.
  8. Start your New Year’s resolution early in our fitness center. 

  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. View the breathtaking Chagall and Matisse stained glass windows of the historic Union Church of Pocantico Hills, New York.

  12. Welcome the first snowfall with the best places in Westchester to slide down that perfect hill. Try one of these “official” county sledding locations in nearby Croton Gorge Park, Lasdon Park or Ward Pound Ridge Reservation. 

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

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

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

  16. Classical music lovers will enjoy events and concerts at The Westchester Philharmonic

  17. 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.

  18. 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. 

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

  20. 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.

  21. Take a plunge into our rooftop pool. 

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

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

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

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

  26. Explore Westchester’s rich arts and cultural scene through ArtsWestchester

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

  28. 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.

  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 a Broadway show, Off-Broadway, at the Westchester Broadway Theatre in nearby Elmsford, New York.