White Plains is a large, suburban city just twenty-five minutes from Manhattan. Its close proximity to the large hub of New York means that you have incredible shopping and dining experiences in a more convenient, easier to traverse area. Once you disembark from your private jet, you’ll find that there’s plenty to do and see.
Home to the White Plains Performing Arts Center, you have the chance to see performances and theatre in a comfortable, suburban setting. If you choose to head to New York City for the day, you can easily take a train the short distance for a day trip and head back in the evening to enjoy the community.
Cuisine: This affluent suburb has all varieties of cuisine from well-reviewed restaurants. Always popular and plentiful are the diners and delis of New York lore. Make sure you stop and enjoy a sandwich and a cup of coffee at any of the local haunts. The more locals, the better!
Must See: The White Plains Farmer’s Market is open year-round and offers a variety of foods from local vendors as well as live music.
Lodging: The Tarrytown House Estate and Conference Center is a historical nineteenth-century mansion complete with a carriage house and cottage. Its beautiful grounds are matched with exemplary service, making it a wonderful place to reside.
Ground Transportation: Cabs are plentiful at the train station and can be called for trips around the city. White Plains is serviced by a public bus system. There is a train with easy access to New York City if you plan to head to Manhattan.
Packing Tips: White Plains experiences seasonal temperature changes, with warm to hot summers and snow in the winter. Make sure you pack accordingly, and bring comfortable shoes, as it may be easier to walk to destinations rather than take public transportation.
Recommended Books: F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby follows the actions of residents of an affluent New York City neighborhood in the Jazz Age. This classic novel has been adapted for the screen a number of times, most recently starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
Currency: The US Dollar is the local currency
Calling Code United States: 1
Best Travel Dates: White Plains summers are mild and warm, making it a beautiful time to visit the area. Winters are harsh, often snowy and sometimes causing travel delays, so wintertime travel should be avoided.