The 10 Best Things to Do in Port Chester, United States

August 6, 2017 Concepcion Newsome

Port Chester is a village in Westchester County, New York, United States. The village is part of the town of Rye. As of the 2010 census, Port Chester had a population of 28,967. Port Chester borders on the State of Connecticut to the east. The village name is pronounced with the same syllable stress pattern as that of the county which contains it, i.e., "PORT ches-ter", not "Port CHES-ter".
Restaurants in Port Chester

1. Bruce Museum

1 Museum Dr, Greenwich, CT 06830-7100 +1 203-869-0376
Excellent
56%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 173 reviews

Bruce Museum

Explore Art and Science at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut.The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday from 1 pm to 5 pm; closed Mondays and major holidays. Closing at 3 pm the eve before Christmas and New Year's Day.

Reviewed By GettinOn - New York, NY

The Bruce is a modest museum over all, and it is subdivided to provide space for two or three adult art exhibitions, a natural history section, and children's attraction spaces.

Rather than being a smorgasbord of not-quite satisfying morsels, however, the site is consistently delightful with bite-sized showcases and at least one or two mind-filling courses.

Examples will vary. We've visited to view drawings of big cats, many featured on Hermes scarves; African American quilts; Paris paintings featuring the city during its period of public lighting improvements; and most recently the current exhibition of Toulouse-Lautrec works on loan from the Herakleidon Museum.

Regardless of the specific current draw, there is large single room devoted to an interesting lesser-known artist - and a number of dinosaur-related enticements for youngsters. During warm weather, the grounds offer picnic possibilities amid prehistoric beast sculptures.

In short, this is a fun place for adults, kids and families.

2. Doral Golf Club

Anderson Hill Road, Rye Brook, NY 10573 +1 914-939-5500
Excellent
56%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
4%
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4.5 based on 22 reviews

Par 34 nine-hole golf course.

Reviewed By Iris M - Newton, Massachusetts

We liked the hotel, work out room, pool, tennis, golf, 3 restaurants, service and price point for long weekend near Purchase College

3. Donald M. Kendall Sculpture Gardens

700 Anderson Hill Rd, Purchase, NY 10577-1401 +1 914-253-2060
Excellent
81%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
2%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 80 reviews

Donald M. Kendall Sculpture Gardens

Pepsi was one of the few corporations to seriously invest in modern sculpture, and the result is this impressive collection.

Reviewed By Mark W

In its intelligent selection of Twentieth Century sculpture, the PepsiCo Corporate campus offers an overview of the century's variety of sculpture. Regardless of the time you allot to your visit, you can experience the sweep of the century's sculpture. Ideally speaking, there should be accoustaguides for rent, so that the visitor can deepen his or her knowledge of the sculpture and the sculptors who created these magnificent pieces. Maybe in the future, but not yet.

4. Playland Park

1 Playland Pkwy, Rye, NY 10580-2741 +1 914-813-7010
Excellent
29%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
10%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 347 reviews

Playland Park

Reviewed By bearcj - NJ

The park itself is very cute and has a lot of original and unique rides. Loved the old fashioned feel of the place but all the staff need to help retrained on customer service. Most were just plain rude and most were very uninterested in doing their jobs. It put a damper on the whole visit. Only one staff member on the dragon coaster was actually pleasant.
The food service also needs to revisit their policy and giving out water. Every theme park I have ever been to and since I'm a coaster enthusiast I have been to a lot, you my get a cup of water from the food stands. Not here. One staff member told us that they don't have water on their soda fountain, blatant lie as I could see the white tab that you use to get water.
Saw two staff members actually get into a fight. The male punched the girl in the face and took her phone and threw it into a restricted area. They were cursing and yelling at each other for a good 10 minutes and security was no where to be found.
Sadly will not return due to rude and Unenergized staff. Shame really as the park is great.

5. Capitol Theatre

149 Westchester Ave, Port Chester, NY 10573-4549 +1 914-934-9362
Excellent
70%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
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Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 136 reviews

Capitol Theatre

Reviewed By ToireS - Cape May, New Jersey

Can't really begin to say how wonderful this theater is for live music. Spacious seating, good lighting and absolutely spectacular sound. Only negative comment is a timing issue-if there's an opening act-it would be nice to have that clearly advertised particularly if the main act won't come on for almost an hour and a half past show time. I have a feeling it's probably standard procedure for this venue but it's something a first timer wouldn't be necessarily be aware of and would like to know. That aside, I can guarantee that one concert here will keep you coming back for more!!!

6. Manor Park

On the Sound, Larchmont, NY
Excellent
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Good
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5 based on 67 reviews

Manor Park

Reviewed By mosaferNY - new york

Manor park is a beautiful park in Larchmont on the water, with breathtaking view. In the summer the kids love to run up and down the rocks, or just simply sit there and enjoy the view. You can not picnic in the park, and must have your dog on the leash at all times.

7. Bush-Holley House Museum

39 Strickland Rd, Cos Cob, CT 06807-2727 +1 203-869-6899
Excellent
55%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
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4.5 based on 20 reviews

Bush-Holley House Museum

A 19th-century boarding house where artists rented rooms and where the first Impressionist art colony in the United States was established.

Reviewed By robcurtross - New York City, New York

Although the guide did a wonderful job in explaining the complex history of this house, it is essential that you buy the guide to the house if you want to fully understand it.

There is a small but very interesting gift shop, and we found the history of the slaves and the room that they probably lived in one of the most moving parts of our visit.

Another high point was the extraordinary number of paintings that were done in the house and featuring the exact rooms ofthe house. That begins as soon as you walk in the door and you see a young girl in a painting looking at the staircase that you are seeing in real life.

Very much worth while to both of us.

8. Greenwich Avenue

Greenwich Ave., Greenwich, CT 06805 +1 203-622-0774
Excellent
48%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 177 reviews

Greenwich Avenue

Greenwich's main street is filled with upscale shops and restaurants.

Reviewed By VTwelltravelled - Middlebury, Vermont

I grew up nearby but hadn't been back in a few years - lots of nice boutiques have been added including stores like Velvet. In short, Saks is still there, many fine jewelry stores and high end boutiques that make this a fun/fancy place to shop or just walk up and down. Also fun to car spot as the avenue doubles as a Porsche/Range Rover parking lot so you don't have to go to a dealership to see every exotic car in existence!! That part has changed since I was a kid!

9. Neuberger Museum of Art

735 Anderson Hill Rd, Purchase, NY 10577-1402 +1 914-251-6100
Excellent
43%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 24 reviews

Neuberger Museum of Art

Reviewed By jjctraveler - Chesterfield, MO

This is a very good college art museum with four large rooms and a variety of art on display, the building was designed by Philip Johnson in 1974 and has 79,000 square feet of exhibit space. Mainstream art is upstairs in a large gallery with a skylight that admits some natural light. There are three other large galleries on the first floor used for sculpture, large painting and special exhibits, and a small African gallery behind the stairwell. The cost is $5 which is a bargain; rest rooms are in the basement with stairs and an elevator. While most of the art was family friendly they had one installation on the glass windows overlooking the courtyard that was very offensive. Visually, it looks like dirty windows; you have to read the sign to understand why it is offensive.
While at SUNY, be sure to walk through the Dance building. It is a wonderful building filled with light and music. Also, they have lots of large scale sculpture on the grounds, you can see it driving the ring road (Brigid Flanagan Drive) but there aren’t places to park at the sculptures.
Note that it is a good 10 minute walk from the parking lot to the Art Museum, but there are lots of signs to direct you. They are reworking parts of the campus, so there isn’t a direct route.
Parking: Unlike most college art museums, there appears to be plenty of parking at SUNY Purchase. But they don’t make it easy for you. I stopped at the shelter entering the parking lot (like the signs said) and waited 5 minutes and no one came to my car though I could see people working at a nearby building. I finally pulled up to that building and they gave me funny looks. I went into the building and bought a parking pass for $6 but they acted like I was really bothering them. The lady told me to park at number 2, and told her I had no idea where that was and they ushered me out the door. SUNY really needs to re-evaluate the people running the parking lot. Their rudeness and indifference really ruined my visit.

10. AMC Loews Port Chester 14

40 Westchester Ave, Port Chester, NY 10573-4324 +1 914-510-1000
Excellent
24%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
10%
Terrible
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4 based on 37 reviews

AMC Loews Port Chester 14

Reviewed By Apeman57 - London, United Kingdom

Excellent cinema and plenty of parking. What more do you need. Great selection of films. We go regularly.

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