In some ways Yonkers suffers from the fact that it is so close to New York City. As a result, visitors assume that there is less to do here when, actually, nothing could be further from the truth. If you make the trip out here, then you can expect a wealth of attractions such as beautiful New York style gardens, a range of fun museums, and indoor sporting attractions like sky diving simulators, all sitting next to the glorious and iconic Hudson River.
As well as a huge range of shopping, dining, and entertainment options, Yonkers is a vibrant city that regularly hosts events like musical concerts, art exhibitions, and even its own film festival every October. One of the main attractions of Yonkers is that is has much of the vibrant culture of New York without the crowds, and you can happily get outside here thanks to a number of green spaces in the city. Some of these include gorgeous flower gardens, as well as historical trails that will take you across the county, and even large parks that you wouldn’t expect to find in such an urban area.
Lets explore the best things to do in Yonkers:
1. Hudson River Museum
The Hudson River Museum is an ideal spot to visit if you want to see a whole host of world class galleries and collections that are all conveniently located under one roof.
The museum not only features exhibits that tell the story of Yonkers, but you will also find an outdoor amphitheater on site, a planetarium, and a period house that will make you feel as if you have gone back in time.