The metropolis part of the iconic New York City is vastly popular and known around the world. It is one of the biggest cities in the world, where millions of people live, work, come to relax and enjoy themselves. With so many well-known sights and monuments, it is surely on the top 10 destination list of most people. However, the surroundings of NYC are also beautiful and worth visiting, especially a small village called Tarrytown voted one of the prettiest towns in the whole of America. Read on to learn more about it.
Where is Tarrytown?
Tarrytown is a village and a part of the town called Greenburgh, located in Westchester County, New York, United States. This neat little area is on the eastern bank of the famous Hudson River and only about 25 miles or 40 kilometers north of the midtown Manhattan in NY. It also functions as a stop on the Metro-North Hudson Line.
North of Tarrytown is the “haunted” village of Sleepy Hollow, a gothic story by Washington Irving about a Headless Horseman, popularized more and more thanks to Halloween. To the south, there is the village of Irvington, while on the east side of Tarrytown, there are parts of Greenburgh. To get to Tarrytown, you must cross the Tappan Zee Bridge that goes over the Hudson. Across it, you can travel on the New York State Thruway, Interstates 87 and 287, to South Nyack, Rockland County, and Upstate New York.
At the 2010 census, the total population of this village was 11,277 people. The total area is 5.7 square miles or 15 square kilometers. Almost half of this is water, which means you can do some fun camping activities in this area.
Sights and Historical Value
For the fans and lovers of history, architecture, fables, and tales, Tarrytown is the perfect place for a weekend away from the busy streets of New York. Tarrytown has a lot to offer to its visitors, mainly stunning gothic buildings. If you ever go there, you must visit Lyndhurst, a Gothic Revival mansion, as well as Sunnyside, the historic home of Washington Irving. Both of them are National Historic Landmarks. Tarrytown Music Hall is among the oldest surviving theaters in Westchester County, and one of the 6% in the USA built before the 1900s.
Tarrytown is also the home of Marymount campus of the Fordham University, as well as the Hackley School and the Washington Irving High School. The Reformed Church of the Tarrytowns and the Castle on the Hudson are worth your time as well. For beer lovers, check out the Captain Lawrence Brewing Company. This town was a popular residence for rich people from New York, including John D. Rockefeller. He first came to Tarrytown in 1893 and built Kykuit, a beautiful mansion.
Last but not least, we must also suggest Doubletree Tarrytown, because you will need a comfortable place to spend your nights while in town. It is one of the countless Hilton properties in the USA, located on 455 South Broadway. It has 246 rooms, a fitness center, an inside pool, and an amazing restaurant. Click here to book.