White Plains, NY (PRWEB) August 07, 2012
Westchester County Tourism & Film (WCTF) is Summertastic with a line-up of spectacular entertainment, ethnic festivals, seasonal events, special dining experiences and sensational hotel packages, all adding up to a fabulous getaway to cap off the season. From quick day trips to extended long weekends, Westchester County is an easily accessible destination with so much to offer.
“From music and art to biking, waterfront parks and amazing restaurants and hotels, there really is something for everyone,” said County Executive Robert P. Astorino. “So tell your friends and family to ‘Meet Me in Westchester’ and have fun experiencing it all.”
Here is a sampling:
So much to do, so little time!
Music is in the air in Westchester this summer. In downtowns, at shopping malls, concert venues and parks, enjoy jazz, gospel, soul, blues, rock, funk, hip hop and more – there’s something happening almost every night! Spend Thursdays in August enjoying Sunset Jazz at Lyndhurst featuring performances by Jazz Forum Arts. Friday nights in downtown Yonkers feature Jazz, Blues & More, with acclaimed acts such as Lao Tizer and Joe Abba and the Identity Crisis. You can also swing dance in the streets of White Plains, catch an outdoor movie, or soak up some culture by attending one of the incredible ethnic festivals across the county like the Festa Italiana Peekskill August 10-12. Take the family for a walk among live butterflies at the Greenburgh Nature Center in Scarsdale. Golf, fish, relax on the beach or kayak the mighty Hudson. The possibilities are endless!
A Destination for Dining
As the first stop in the Hudson Valley, Westchester is home to nearly 900 restaurants serving every type of cuisine for every budget. From fine dining on sweeping verandas to riverside restaurants to food trucks, there is something for every palate in Westchester. Dine overlooking the Hudson River at Half Moon in Dobbs Ferry, Red Hat on the River in Irvington and Haymount House & Hudson Restaurant in Briarcliff Manor. For great people watching in downtowns, head to Serafina in White Plains, Chat in Scarsdale and the Terrazzo at Tarry Lodge in Port Chester. Or enjoy dinner at Emma’s Ale House in White Plains, a Certified Green Restaurant. There’s even oceanfront dining at Seaside Johnny’s in Rye.
Stay & Play
Make it a weekend! Stay at one of the county’s many hotels. Enjoy 3 nights at The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester for $649 for 2 guests as part of their summer Hudson Valley Escape Package. Or, live like at king at Tarrytown House Estate’s recently renovated King Mansion, an historic mansion dating back more than 165 years that offers a B&B package with the added convenience of modern amenities. Love musicals? Stay at SpringHill Suites by Marriott and take the whole family to see “The Music Man” at Westchester Broadway Theatre! Weekend rates include a full hot breakfast buffet and complimentary shuttle service to and from the show. Or, plan a weekend getaway at Comfort Inn & Suites. Summer packages include The Shopper, Shape Up and a Couples Retreat. Book your stay today!
About Westchester County Tourism & Film
Tourism & Film is Westchester County’s official destination marketing organization. Its mission is to generate economic benefits by promoting Westchester County as a desirable business and leisure destination. The role of Tourism & Film is to promote and coordinate tourist-related activity within Westchester County. The Tourism & Film Office in Westchester County is a Division within the County Executive’s Office of Economic Development.
For more information, log onto visitwestchesterny.com or call 800.833.9282.