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A Day in Yonkers

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Yonkers, “the City of Gracious Living” abounds with myriad of historical, cultural, educational and recreational opportunities that are as diverse as its population. The city has plenty of landmarks, sights and activities to sate the historical, cultural and artistic appetite of everyone. Explore Yonkers in 24 hours through this guide.

Yonkers itinerary
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9:00am Breakfast at Eileens Country Kitchen!

Fill your belly with a scrumptious American comfort food at Eileen Country Kitchen. It serves up traditional American and Irish food in a warm and friendly setting. Highlights include Irish sausage, white and black pudding, and cheese toasties.

Address: 964 McLean Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10704, United States
Phone: 1 914-776-2001
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 6:00am-11:00pm

10:00am- Play in the Tibbetts Brooks Park!

Tibbetts Brooks Park offers outdoor activities for all ages. It is an aquatic complex and pool. Kids can enjoy playing in the spray playground, swimming in the pool, fishing, or sliding on the water slides. Several hiking and walking trails, lazy river, lap lanes, in-pool volleyball and baskeball, mini golf course, tennis and football fields, and other sports are also available. Enjoy nature watching and sports at this spot!

Address: 355 Midland Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10704, United States
Phone: 1 914-231-2865
Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 10:00am-4:00pm
Distance from Eileens Country Kitchen: 1.9miles or 7minutes drive

11:00am- Piece of Yonkers History at Philipse Manor Hall!

Next, head off to Philipse Manor Hall, which is a Georgian-style manor house featuring the history, architecture and art of the area. It was home to the Philipse family dating back to the seventeenth century. Tour the house and see the presidential portraits, marvel at the eighteenth century Georgian architecture, and check out a 1750s papier mache Rococo ceiling. 

Address: 29 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10701, United States
Phone: 1 914-965-4027
Distance from Tibbetts Brooks Park: 2.6miles or 9minutes drive

12:00pm- Science exploration at Science Barge!

Catch a lesson on science at the Science Barge. It used the solar energy and biofuels to operate, and grows fresh produce, including greens, peppers, melons, eggplant, tomatoes and more. The museum support sustainable food production in NY.  Learn about hydroponics, solar energy and renewable resources at this museum!

Address: 99 Dock Street, Yonkers, NY 10701, United States
Phone: 1 914-375-2151
Distance from Philipse Manor Hall: 0.4miles or 2minutes drive via Wells Avenue

1:00pm- Lunch!

Head to the Dolphin Restaurant (1 Van Der Donck Street) that serves up seafood with Mediterranean touch, or enjoy the American fare at Xaviars X20 on the Hudson (71 Water Grant Street). If Italian is what you need, head off to Zuppa Restaurant & Lounge (59 Main Street), or make your way over to Guapo Cocina Mexicana (10 Warburton Avenue) for Mexican cuisine.

2:00pm- Explore the American art, history and heritage at Hudson River Museum!

Visit the Hudson River Museum that features nineteenth and twentieth century American art, including graphics work, paintings, photos, decorative art, sculptures, furniture and more. In addition to art, it also features exhibits on heritage, science and history of the area, an outdoor amphitheatre, a planetarium, a Glenview Mansion, a period home and six art galleries. 

Address: 511 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10701, United States
Phone: 1 914-963-4550
Opening hours: Wednesday to Sunday: 12:00pm-5:00pm

3:00pm- Walk the manicured pathways at the Untermyer Park & Gardens!

Take a leisurely stroll in the tranquil Untermyer Park & Gardens. See the flowing streams, fountains, sculptures, rock garden, Persian paradise garden, and more, while walking the pathways. The garden offers stunning views of the Hudson River and wildlife sightings are also available. The park offers scenic overlooks, walking and hiking trails. 

Address: 945 North Broadway, Yonkers, NY 10701, United States
Phone: 1 914-377-6450
Distance from Hudson River Museum: 0.9miles or 2minutes drive


4:00pm- Catch indoor fun at LEGOLAND Discovery Center!

If fun and creativity is on your mind, make your way over to the LEGOLAND Discovery Center. The center features LEGO rides, a factory tour, a 4D cinema, and other interactive fun.  Strike a pose at the doorway, shoot the bad people and save the princess at the Kingdom Quest, watch a short animated flick at the 4D Cinema, build and race the vehicles at the Lego Racers, sing karaoke at the playhouse, indulge in creative play, and build wonderful creations from Lego pieces. There is so much to do at this center for all ages!

Address: 39 Fitzgerald St, Yonkers, NY 10710, United States
Phone: 1 866-243-0770
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday: 10:00am-7:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 10:00am-9:00pm; Sunday: 10:00am-7:00pm

6:00pm- Shopping at Ridge Hill!

Get your retail fix at the Ridge Hill that houses some big brand retailers. Anchor stores include Whole Foods Market, REI, Lord & Taylor, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Showcase Cinema De Lux and The Cheesecake Factory. Other stores includes Apple, bath & Body Works, GAP, Brooks Brother,  H&M, Lowe’s, Victoria’s Secret, and many more. This shopping spot has something for everyone, from apparel and accessories to home decor items, grocery and electronics.

Address: 1 Ridge Hill Boulevard, Yonkers, NY 10710, United States
Phone: 1 914-207-2900
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 10:00am-9:30pm; Sunday: 11:00am-7:00pm
Distance from LEGOLAND Discovery Center: 0.2miles or 2minutes drive


8:00pm-Dinner!

Craving for sushi or Asian cuisine, head off to Little Buddha (251 Market Street). Enjoy South American cuisine at Texas de Brazil (1 Ridge Hill Blvd.), or enjoy Mediterranean cuisine at Lefteris Gyro (242 Market St.). Relish Italian fare at Angelo's (160 Market Street Ridge Hill Boulevard), and for American fare, step into Yard House (237 Market Street).

10:00pm- Relax, Sip and Get your groove on to great tunes!

For some amazing live music and beer, make your way over to the Barney Mc Nabbs. It is an Irish pub with a great selection of beers on tap, live music on weekends, Karaoke on Thursdays, and many big screen televisions to catch sports. Throw back some beers, while listen to live music and watching sports!

Address: 600 Tuckahoe Rd, Yonkers, NY 10710, United States
Phone: 1 914-961-8960
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 10:00am-3:00am
  
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Step into the Duo Tapas Bar & Lounge, a two-level nightspot with plenty to offer, from Spanish small plates and cocktails to live bands, dance floor and DJs. Enjoy a sip of sangria or wine and munch on Spanish eats, while watching sports or listening to live bands.

Address: 748 Yonkers Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10704, United States
Phone: 1 914-294-0034


12:00am- Sate midnight cravings at City Lights!

City Lights is the place to hit to satisfy your midnight thirst and hunger pang! This spot offers an extensive drink list and tasty American eats. Munch on some delish American dishes, and quench your midnight cravings with a glass of wine, beer or other cocktails. 

Address: 767 Yonkers Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10704, United States
Phone: 1 914-968-8080
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 4:00pm-4:00am

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