Just 25 miles north of New York City, White Plains is a suburban mecca. A shopping hub for the surrounding areas, it becomes a bustling city in the daylight hours but retains its small-town feel after hours. Book your flights and White Plains hotels and explore the birthplace of New York State.
Out and About in White Plains
A historic city, White Plains has an abundance of historical sites. First settled in 1683, it was the site of the Battle of White Plains during the American Revolution in 1776. Today, you can still visit several sites that General George Washington used as headquarters: the Jacob Purdy House and the Elijah Miller House, both of which have been restored. The Silver Lake Preserve is another great spot to explore; trails run through woodlands and grassy fields, and small streams and old stone foundations are hidden throughout the 236-acre nature preserve. Additionally, the Westchester Philharmonic, the sole professional symphony orchestra in Westchester County, is based in White Plains, and the 5,000-seat Westchester County Center hosts concerts, sporting events, and trade shows for the greater area.
Eating and Drinking
White Plains has plenty of restaurants scattered across town and within its major shopping centers, like The Galleria. Almost all of the hotels in White Plains will put you in close proximity to White Plains' great selection of dining. However, the year-round farmer's market should not be passed on. It pops up right in the middle of the downtown street during the warmer months and takes place at the Westchester County Center for the rest of the year. Travelocity can help you find cheap hotels in White Plains, and if you book hotels and White Plains flights at the same time, you can save up to $537. Travelocity's White Plains vacation packages can help you experience a different side of the state of New York.