Want to escape the hustle and bustle of New York City? Just 24 miles north of Manhattan is the city of White Plains, where you can relax on the greens of a beautiful open space, tour historic colonial villages, shop until your heart's content, and even spot migratory birds from a serene wooded trail—all at your own pace. And whether you’re staying at a White Plains hotel in the heart of downtown or an all-inclusive resort in the countryside, easy relaxation is front and center.
Start your vacation of serenity by booking a hotel in White Plains along Maple Avenue near the town's center, and from there embark on a leisurely stroll through the Esplanade, where a host of stores line the sidewalks and beckon visitors to linger longer. For a great look at the city's impressive history, pay a visit to the Jacob Purdy House—used by George Washington as his headquarters in 1778—the 1920 White Plains Armory, White Plains Rural Cemetery, and the Percy Grainger Home, occupied by the composer from 1921 until his death in 1961.
Shopping Adventures at White Plains
If you're looking to save your money for a shopping excursion, Bank Street and Lexington Avenue are great places to snag a White Plains cheap hotel. From there, you can hoof it over to The Galleria, where more than a 1,000 stores, shops, boutiques, cafes, and restaurants will vie for your attention. And at the end of the day, head towards Mamaroneck Avenue, which teems with great pubs and bars where you can lift a pint or two and mingle with the locals.