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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 summer and experience 30 of our favorite activities within the local area, guaranteed to brighten your summer season. Share your photos of your spring experiences with us at #RCMemories.

  1. Join the Greenwich Polo Club for an exhilarating polo match in Greenwich, CT.  Public polo matches are on Sunday from June 10th – September 9th.

  2. Stroll among colorful, flitting butterflies at the Greenburg Nature Center Live Butterfly Exhibit.

  3. Enjoy the sounds of the swing Era during The Playland Orchestra located at Rye Playland. Bring your dancing shoes for this free event on July 13th, July 20th, July 27th and August 3rd.

  4. Revel in firework displays across the Long Island Sound every Friday from July 6th to August 30th. Friday Night Fireworks begin at 9:15 at Rye Playland.

  5. Journey through the maple sap trails at Madava Farms, home of Crown Maple Syrup. On Saturday’s and Sunday’s, take a tour of the farms and enjoy a 5-stage tasting of Crown Maple Syrup and Crown Maple Sugar, featuring their most popular Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup.  Open year round.

  6. Enjoy family-friendly outdoor movie during Screenings under the Stars located at Kensico Dam Plaza on July 6th and August 10th.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Revel in the panoramic views of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut while enjoying a private event at Kanopi, located on the 42nd floor of the hotel.

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

  11. Tee off at one of Westchester’s more than 50 golf courses.

  12. 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. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  22. Take a plunge into our rooftop pool.
     
  23. Hold your hats on the iconic Dragon Coaster in Rye, NY which has been exciting thrill riders since 1929.

  24. Explore Westchester’s rich arts and cultural scene through Arts Westchester, including their 2017 Jazz Fest September 12th – 16th

  25. Experience the White Plains Farmers Market each Wednesday beginning in May and enjoy everything from meats to produce to artisan cheeses and olive oil.

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

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

  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. 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. 

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