To enjoy the town’s cultural events at their best, visit in the summer months (May through to September), when the farmers market will be in full swing as well. The attractions of New York might be a bit busy at that time, so a fall escape is a great alternative (and you can witness the stunning colors of the leaf fall).
Whether your passion is golf, the outdoors, shopping or cultural activities, the charming town of White Plains is one of the finest destinations in the north-eastern United States.
The town is a fantastic place to enjoy shopping – one of America’s favourite pastimes. Head to huge malls like the Galleria or Westchester Mall, where you can find outlets selling everything from boutique clothes to electronics and beauty treatments.
Being a semi-rural location, White Plains is also full of parks and trails for walkers and cyclists to follow. There are outdoor music and theater events throughout the summer, and a regular farmers market hits the town center every weekend. For wet weather, the town also has an excellent multi-plex cinema.
The countryside around the town is also home to a selection of excellent golf courses, such as Maple Moor or the prestigious Westchester Hills. Being so close to New York City, this is a fabulous destination for golf fans.
Another superb activity is the chance to take to the skies on a helicopter. See the beautiful countryside of New York State, as well as the breathtaking cityscape of New York City. Flights depart from an airfield just a few miles from downtown White Plains.
When the day is done, the town is also a friendly place to eat and drink. There are homely Irish bars, wholesome all-American restaurants and music venues as well, meaning that boredom will never be an option.
The town of White Plains is also well connected to the bustling metropolis of New York City. You can easily catch the metro train into Manhattan to watch a show or see the Museum of Modern Art. Head to the Bronx to see the Yankees or to Coney Island to enjoy the sea-front fun.
The local bus network will ferry visitors between the towns and villages of the Westchester region, but the city itself is small enough to walk around with ease. Cycling is encouraged as well, but as with many American destinations, it is recommended that visitors rent a car. This will make is possible to reach New York and attractions like Niagara Falls in a few hours.
White Plains is well connected to Westchester County Airport (HPN), and visitors have a number of choices when getting to their hotel. Many hotels will offer a shuttle bus, but there are plenty of local taxi firms and minibus providers as well. They should meet every flight, but book ahead to ensure that you have space. For many though, renting a car will be the best way to go.