Tarrytown: An Easy Commute From NYC Weekend Getaway

Photo by Daniel Babay

One effective way to reduce air pollution is to utilize public transportation. Besides, many of us New Yorkers don’t drive. Not because we don’t know how to, it’s just that…have you ever tried parking in Manhattan sometime between 7am and 9am?

Tarrytown is a beautiful village in the town of Greenburgh, located in Westchester County, NY. It’s a perfect weekend getaway spot that is easily accessible via Metro North–comfortable, 90 min ride along picture-perfect Hudson river. The train departs from the architecturally stunning Grand Central Terminal.

Tarrytown is a wonderful weekend getaway if you’re looking for some quiet-your-mind time, tranquil scenery, and various degree of difficulty hiking trails.

The town might remind you of England, UK: Nautical style in interior and exterior designs of the town’s buildings and cafes, calming waterfront view, tiny shops, similar to the ones you can find in abundance in any city outside of London. There are no skyscrapers to shadow walkways and its particularly bright and sunny during spring months.

Public park, Terrytown.

At one with a nature time, Tarrytown.

Tarrytown House Estate on the Hudson.

Nautical style in interior and exterior designs, Tarrytown.


RiverMarket Bar and Kitchen is very much in Old-World-like character and is only steps from the waterfront. Open year round, have many interesting items on the menu and offer an elaborate selection of locally produced delicacies.

Fresh Berries. Short bread cookies, house made yogurt sorbet, hibiscus glaze, mint, $12.

Cheese sample platter, served with cranberry compote, peanuts and toasts. They offer delicious variety from Aged Gauda to Stella Valais. $5 / one type of cheese.


There are few beautiful estates in the area. Really nice for an afternoon walk.

Lyndhurst Mansion

Before you go, check their website to see if they’re open for tours inside the mansion.  The outside park is open year round. During the summer weekends, local craft and music festival are hosted at the Lyndhurst Mansion.

Lyndhurst Mansion, Tarrytown.

Lyndhurst Mansion, Tarrytown.


There are few where to stay options to choose from at Tarrytown. For example, stunning XIX century mansion–Tarrytown House Estate on the Hudson. The amenities include complementary tennis court, basketball court, and a swimming pool. Breakfast buffet is an add-on. Check out their website for seasonal bed & breakfast offers.

Outside one of the wings, Tarrytown House Estate on the Hudson.

Interior, Tarrytown House Estate on the Hudson.


Another great where-to-stay option is SpringHill Suites by Marriott Tarrytown hotel. The hotel offers a free shuttle to/from the Metro North train station on the day of your check-in and check-out. The free shuttle will also take you to Main street, where most of the restaurants and shops are located, just don’t forget to tip the driver.

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Tarrytown hotel’s highlights include a swimming pool, fitness room, and hot breakfast. The hotel’s breakfast deserves an honorable mentioning: In addition to various cereal you’ll find scramble eggs, bacon, sausages,  waffles, Greek yogurt, fresh fruits, granola, and more at the buffet to fuel you up before your day of walking and sightseeing.


There are other points of interest you might want to check out while at Terry Town, including unique local artisans shops and bakeries. One of the local taxi drivers shared with me that there were more of these family-owned-for-generations shops up to about 5 years ago. However, with real estate rates on a rise and properties being bought by chain stores several local shops were forced to close their doors.





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