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Top tips for a Westchester Getaway This Fall

Posted on: October 3rd, 2017 by Majestic Transportation No Comments

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You don’t have to travel miles away from New York City to experience the natural charm of Westchester County. Situated about 30 miles north of the city and running along the east of the picturesque Hudson River Valley, it will take only a short ride with our comfortable and convenient Westchester car service to escape the hustle and bustle of NYC and discover all the area has to offer this Fall.

 

Take a pampering spa weekend

What better way to unwind than with a relaxing spa weekend in one of Westchester’s luxurious hotel complexes. The Hilton Hotel in Tarrytown offers guests access to the Tatiana Day Spa where you can take advantage of the relaxing indoor pool setting with sauna, steam room, and the usual spa treatments all in calming, comfortable surroundings. For something more upscale, try the Ritz-Carlton’s own luxurious spa where you can pick from a variety of seasonal packages to restore and revive. Alternatively, the historic Castle Hotel and Spa is a real opulent treat – the hotel itself is set in beautiful, sprawling grounds and its THANN Sanctuary Spa is the first of its kind in the US, offering a wide range of treatments with a holistic, natural approach.

 

Visit the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze

This is a hugely popular event in the tri-state area, attracting thousands of visitors each year. Walk through the historic grounds of Van Cortlandt Manor and marvel at the spectacular sculptures and moving installations – all made entirely from hand-carved Jack O’Lanterns! The event runs from the end of September until November and tickets sell out fast, so make sure to get yours before they’re gone.

 

Go apple picking

Nothing says fall like meandering through a beautiful Hudson Valley orchard picking your ripe apples out of the trees, and there are some orchards that offer this activity within easy reach of Westchester. For the full experience, why not try some of the specialists produce sold at the farm shops while you’re there, such as homemade cider, pies, jams, doughnuts and more!

 

Celebrate at Oktoberfest

Several Oktoberfest celebrations can be found in the area around Westchester, and you can rely on our professional chauffeurs to transport you there and back safely, so you can enjoy all the festivities! Don your Lederhosen and sip on a fresh Bavarian-style beer while enjoying traditional live bands at the popular Bear Mountain Oktoberfest, located just outside of the attractive Bear Mountain State Park across the Hudson River. Plenty of delicious food is also available, and this year the organizers are also offering a full VIP Experience Package. The event runs from September 23rd until October 29th and tickets are available to purchase online.

 

Take a historic Hudson Valley tour

There are plenty of impressive historic homes and landmarks that are well worth a visit within the Hudson Valley area. Take in the romantic surroundings of Washington Irving’s Sunnyside, meander around the old milling complex of Philipsburg Manor dating back to 1750, or experience the fascinating history and spectacular grounds of Kykuit, also known as The Rockefeller Estate, for a truly memorable day out.

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