Consider Visiting Westchester County with a Bus Rental in New York City (Part 1)

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Located in the Hudson Valley, Westchester County has four dozen municipalities and is home to close to 950,000 people according to the 2010 Census. It was established in the 1680s. White Plains is its county seat and has the fifth highest per capita income in the state. It is still part of the New York metropolitan area. Get on a bus rental in New York City and visit the county soon!


A bus rental in New York City can help you transport groups of up to 60 people all in one bus. This helps you save time and money when traveling.


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Curious-on-Hudson gives kids and adults the chance to learn about different arts, crafts and skills. They have classes on fiction writing, woodworking, robotics, dance, and learning how to play musical instruments. They even have classes on designing video games and Minecraft camps. There are individual sessions that you can attend, as well as several classes in a series. So if you ever wanted to learn how to DIY projects all around your house, or maybe get a headstart in writing your own novel, this is the best place to visit.


The Emelin Theatre


The Emelin Theatre has the Rooftop Film Series, a brainchild of Dan Nuxoll who is a noted film expert. Cinephiles would want to see never before shown independent movies and attend the panel discussions with leading movie and filmmaking experts.


NoMa Social


Located in New Rochelle, this bar features live music, globe lighting and banquettes. This is the best place to have a tapas dinner with sangria.


The Hudson River Museum


The Hudson River Museum is located in Yonkers and is the biggest museum in the county. It holds an extensive collection of Hudson River school works as well as heritage, science and history collections. Only recently, the museum renovated its planetarium, and fitted in a Megastar projector with its top of the line 4k Hybrid System. The new projector is now able to project 10 million stars instead of only 5,000 stars projected by the previous Zeiss projector.


Spoken Interludes


Spoken Interludes allow you to have a delicious dinner while also listening to some best-selling authors read their works. The literary salon welcomes visitors from 6 to 7:30 for a buffet dinner and the readings follow after. Some of the authors who have graced their readings include Jennifer Egan, AJ Jacobs, Andrew Solomon, Wally Lamb, Arianna Huffington, Jay McInerney, Michael Connelly, Sue Miller, U.S. Senator Gary Hart, and Ann Packer.


Lincoln Depot Museum


The Lincoln Depot Museum has 3,000 sq. ft. of space is located inside a former rail depot. It has at least 100 memorabilia and artifacts related to Abraham Lincoln are on display here, as well as artifacts relating to the Civil War in the state.


Westchester County is a prime destination for people who are getting tired of the chaos in the Big Apple. Other attractions you can go to include:


The Gallery at Lyndhurst


Lyndhurst is a gothic revival mansion located on 67 acres of land. It is also known as the Jay Gould estate and is situated beside the Hudson River. The house is a historic landmark and was built in the 1830s with designs by Alexander Jackson Davis. The mansion itself is a tourist attraction, but art lovers would certainly love the art exhibited at its gallery. The pieces here are from the collection of the Gould family, including some of the recently discovered pieces that were found in storage. Apart from that, there are also musical concerts including the Music in the Mansion series, theater shows by the M&M Productions, monthly lectures and other exhibits happening in the mansion. You can also attend the semi-annual Crafts and Lyndhurst program that has been held for three decades.


Westchester Knicks


Watch the Westchester Knicks play at the Westchester County Center and get the same caliber as an NBA game without having to pay for ridiculously priced tickets or commuting to New York City! The whole family will love it!


Shopping in Westchester County with a Bus Rental in New York City


Shopping in Westchester County means more options to choose from while also enjoying low prices than stores in the Big Apple. You can find some hard to find home stuff, clothing, and even antiques in one of the many local businesses in the county. So be sure to get a bus rental in New York City and have a shopping getaway in Westchester!



Art of Dressing


Art of Dressing is the best way for you to fill your closet with the latest fashion trends, must haves and timeless basics. You might also want to join their workshops on power dressing and dressing for success from the shop's owner who is also a stylist.


Catherine H.


The proprietor is a French native so you can get chic clothing finds here. Most of the clothes sold here are made out of natural fabrics and organic raw materials. You can find clothes from smaller domestic companies, as well as labels from Italy, Germany and France.


LOLA New York


LOLA New York is where the trendiest fashionistas shop for accessories. Scarves, necklaces, bracelets, and even temporary tattoos are available here at prices that are affordable and easy on the budget. They also have a few pieces of clothing as well as handbags to complete your look!




The store pays tribute to the modern woman who has a lot of substance. North gives shoppers high end clothing at reasonable prices. Labels on the racks include Zadig & Voltaire, James Perse, Derek Lam 10 Crosby and other local designers!


Junktique Recycling


There are several wonderful pieces of recycled wooden furniture that you can find here and these repurposed pieces can help you give your home a fresh look. You can easily beautify your home while also helping the environment. If you want to try repurposing the furniture yourself, you can attend their DIY workshops and buy unpainted pieces to try your hand on.


Chakarr Jewelry


Artisanal jewelry is all the rage these days, and this is the reason, you simply have to drop by here. Chakarr Jewelry features jewelry designed by the owner's mother and has distinctively Turkish influences. And even if these handcrafted artisan jewelry make use of traditional casting and metalsmithing, they are moderately priced!


Early Electrics and Radio-Guy Showroom


The Early Electrics and Radio-Guy Showroom has several mechanical devices, lamps and curios straight out of the early 1900s. If that is what interests you, then you should drop by the showroom and see their displays. But if you are decorating your home, you will want to see their repurposed lamps and other lighting fixtures. This is also the best for those decorators who want truly unique items for their homes.


Hastings Flea


If you visit from April through November, you will want to check out Hastings Flea. The outdoor market is kid friendly and have several vendors including sellers of new merchandise and vintage stuff, from jewelry, crafts, furniture, art and home wares. The market is very much alive with live musical entertainment and other performances. If you get hungry, there is a bevy of food trucks that you can buy from.


Rye Ridge Shopping Center


The Rye Ridge Shopping Center has been refurbished over the past few years, making it one of the trendiest shopping meccas in the county. It has several restaurants, fashion retailers and fitness merchants. You can find some of the biggest national retailers here, as well as small local businesses. Shop at SoulCycle, Lester's, Z-Life Denim Lounge, Domestic Dry Goods Company, and Chop't Creative Salad Co., just some of the best retailers you can find here.


Soccer and Rugby Imports


If you and your family love sports, then check out Soccer and Rugby Imports where you can get soccer shoes for the little ones. Even the adults are not neglected. You can also find some of the most exclusive shoes here, the family owned retailer is one of the top Nike and Adidas soccer shoe retailers in the country.


You can get a bus rental in New York City and invite up to 60 people to go with you to Westchester for a weekend getaway. You can certainly have fun checking out the many local businesses in the county. Visit shops such as:




If you fancy yourself as an it-girl, then Aritzia is your store. Aritzia is a Vancouver based retailer that has branches in San Francisco, Chicago, Portland and SoHo. You can get your moderately priced fashion gems here, including premium designer jeans, casual clothing, and everything in between.


Daniele Trissi


Daniele Trissi gives you the chance to own elegant pieces of jewelry. You can find platinum and gold jewelry that is set with rubies, pearls, emeralds, diamonds and sapphires. You can also find Carl F. Bucherer, Breguet, and Jaeger-LeCoultre Swiss watches among the displays.


Bullseye Glass Company Resource Center New York


If you are interested in glass art, go visit Bullseye Glass Company Resource Center New York. You can buy glass pieces and art making supplies, see the works of local glass artists on display at the gallery, or learn the craft with one of their workshops and classes.


Kensico Soap Bar


Want a gift that is personal and cannot be bought anywhere? Come to Kensico Soap Bar and make your own artisanal soaps to give your friends. This is a good way to celebrate a birthday or have a fun night with your girlfriends. If you find that overwhelming, they do sell some great smelling soap and other beauty products.


R&M Woodrow Jewelers


For more than three decades, R&M Woodrow Jewelers has been giving customers elegant jewelry pieces from such known designers as Mikimoto of Japan, Roberto Coin, Buccellati of Italy, Marco Bicego, and Temple St. Clair. The family owned retailer is your best chance to own these exquisite pieces!


Tasteful Treats & Treasures


If you want to send the very best and a very varied gift basket, then drop by Tasteful Treats & Treasures. You can customize your gift baskets to make it more personal and so that your recipient would love it more.




Located in Katonah, & JAMES gives you quality baby clothes and timeless fashion for the little ones. There are also some baby accessories and layettes to choose from.


Bubble & Tweet


Age appropriate kids clothes are what you would find at Bubble & Tweet. They have a collection of dresses made by different designers such as David Charles and Rachel Riley, Tailor Vintage and Autumn Cashmere.


Jagger & Jade


If you have kids who are fit for fashion, then Jagger & Jade gives them the most fashionable clothes to wear. Totally fashionable and wearable, some of the brands on their racks include So Nikki, Prefresh, and T2Love.


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