The village of Tarrytown in New York is situated between the town of Irvington and the famed village of Sleepy Hollow in the perfect getaway area of the Hudson River Valley.

This area is well known for being the hometown of writer Washington Irving and the inspiration for several of his works, with the most famous being “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” Tarrytown draws visitors every year with its beautiful natural surroundings, lush parks, riverside trails, heritage building, and picturesque locales, which all help to provide an ideal escape from the busy city life nearby.

1. Lyndhurst

Lyndhurst
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Set on sixty-seven acres of land along the scenic Hudson River, Lyndhurst is a stunning mansion built back in 1838 in the Gothic Revival architectural style and is home to a 175 year legacy of American history. The estate serves as the home of three influential families, with each family playing a part in making Lyndhurst what it is today. Visitors can now explore the opulent landmark mansion through a guided tour of the nineteen elaborately decorated rooms, as well as explore the well manicured grounds. The mansion also features an expansive collection of antiques, elegant furniture, and artwork.

635 S Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591, Phone: 914-631-4481

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2. Sunnyside, Tarrytown, New York

Sunnyside, Tarrytown, New York
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Sunnyside is the picturesque and romantic estate of the “Founding Father of Literature” in America. Set along the banks of the Hudson River, Washington Irving’s enchanted landscape still continues to charm visitors today. Guests can learn about the author’s storied past, as well as how he became the first internationally famous author of the United States. His characters like Rip Van WInkle and the Headless Horseman are known worldwide and the legacy of Irving lives on at the nineteenth-century whimsical riverside estate near Tarrytown, New York. Seasonal events are also hosted at the estate throughout different times of the year.

Sunnyside, 3 W Sunnyside Ln, Irvington, NY 10533, Phone: 914-366-6900

3. Sleepy Hollow

Sleepy Hollow
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The village of Sleepy Hollow neighbors the town of Tarrytown in New York’s Hudson River Valley. Located along the eastern banks of the river, only around thirty miles outside of bustling New York City, Sleepy Hollow is known globally through The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, written by Washington Irving. Owing to the roots of the village in early American folklore and history, as well as the short story of the infamous Headless Horseman, the village is also considered by many to be one of the world’s most haunted places. Sleepy Hollow offers a mix of historic landmarks and natural beauty.

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4. The Tarrytown Lighthouse

The Tarrytown Lighthouse
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The Tarrytown Lighthouse, also known as the Kingsland Point Lighthouse or the Sleepy Hollow Lighthouse, at one time was situated about a half-mile off the shore, built to warn boats from the dangerous shoals of the Hudson River’s east side. However, years of landfall have now moved the shoreline closer to about only a few feet from the lighthouse. Today, tourists and locals alike can visit the Tarrytown Lighthouse and take a tour of the structure. For anyone wanting to get a look at the outside of the lighthouse, possibly the best views can be found in the Kingsland Point Park.

299 Palmer Avenue, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591, Phone: 914-366-5109

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5. Patriot's Park

Patriot's Park
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Formerly known as Brookside Park, Patriot’s Park in the quaint village of Tarrytown, New York is easily found along Route 9 near the border of Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown. The park grounds encompass approximately four acres and include several monuments and walkways. In 1982, Patriot’s Park was added to the United States National Register of HIstoric Places and it now hosts a popular area farmers market on Saturdays from around the end of May until October. This local park also features a basketball court and a variety of playground equipment. Many community events are also hosted in Patriot’s Park.

Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591, Phone: 914-366-5109

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6. Coffee Labs Roasters, Tarrytown, New York

Coffee Labs Roasters, Tarrytown, New York
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Coffee Labs Roasters in Tarrytown is an independent small coffee roasting company and coffee house that has been around for more than fifteen years and has a strong commitment to working with only sustainable sources of coffee. Through visiting various farms within coffee growing regions and establishing coffee relationships, Coffee Labs Roasters forms lasting partnerships to ensure a high quality product and a fair price. The Tarrytown coffee shop is open from 8:00am until 5:00pm, Sunday to Saturday. Coffee is roasted every day of the week to provide maximum freshness to both wholesale and retail customers.

7 Main St, Tarrytown, NY 10591, Phone: 914-332-1479

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7. Bibille, Tarrytown, New York

Bibille, Tarrytown, New York
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Bibille is now one of New York’s top rated Korean fusion restaurants with thousands of fans who frequent the restaurant year-round. The unique Korean restaurant in Tarrytown, New York started out as a very small neighborhood eatery in a 700-square-foot space and has since expanded to provide plenty of room for more customers. The menu includes a variety of Korean food and ingredients to choose from, allowing customers to mix things as they wish.

14 Main St, Tarrytown, NY 10591, Phone: 914-372-7677

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8. Tarrytown Music Hall

Tarrytown Music Hall
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The venerable Tarrytown Music Hall was built in 1885, during the Tarrytown “Millionaire’s Colony” era, when rich and famous New York families lived in Tarrytown and attended extravagant balls, shows and concerts at the Music Hall. It has also been used as a movie house and these days it is one of the busiest live performance theatres in the country. The building is worth a visit in its own right and is recognized as being one of the finest examples of Queen Anne architecture in the country. Legend has it that the hall is haunted, and special Ghost Tours are offered every year in October.

Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main Street, Tarrytown, NY 10591, 914 631 3390

9. Goosefeather, Tarrytown, New York

Goosefeather, Tarrytown, New York
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Goosefeather is an eatery in quintessential New England that pays tribute to the delicious cuisine of Hong Kong, focusing on dumplings, Cantonese barbecue, and noodles. Serving cuisine unlike most Chinese fare Americans are well familiar with, this Tarrytown restaurant specializes in Cantonese cuisine that emphasizes seasonal and fresh items and celebrates the main ingredients. Chef Dale of Goosefeather has competed in several popular television cooking show competitions, such as Beat Bobby Flay, Knife Fight, Iron Chef America, and Chopped. In addition to the tasty food, Goosefeather also offers classic cocktails with a bit of a Hong Kong twist.

49 E Sunnyside Ln, Tarrytown, NY 10591, Phone: 914-829-5454

10. Tappan Zee Bridge

Tappan Zee Bridge
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Tappan Zee Bridge is officially called the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge. It replaced the original Tappan Zee Bridge in 1917 and is a twin cable-stayed bridge which crosses the Hudson River to connect Rockland and Westchester Counties. It is the longest bridge in New York State and can be explored on foot or by bike along a 12-foot wide shared path, which is the longest of its kind in the country. The path features 6 scenic lookout points, various interpretive signs and interesting public art. At night the bridge’s architectural features are lit up and sometimes the entire bridge is illuminated to celebrate special events.

Tappan Zee Bridge, I-287, Tarrytown, NY 10591

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