Top 10 Things to do in Hastings on Hudson, United States

September 23, 2017 Roseanne Arnett

Discover the best top things to do in Hastings on Hudson, United States including Washington Irving's Sunnyside House, Lyndhurst, Kykuit, State Line Lookout (Lookout Inn), Untermyer Gardens, Turning Point, Biddy O'Malley's Irish bistro and bar, MacEachron Waterfront Park, Waterfront Park, Tallman Mountain State Park.
Restaurants in Hastings on Hudson

1. Washington Irving's Sunnyside House

3 W Sunnyside Ln, Irvington, NY 10533-1205 +1 914-366-6900
Excellent
59%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 137 reviews

Washington Irving's Sunnyside House

A visit to Sunnyside is an enchanted adventure in a romantic landscape and a much-loved riverside home that has been charming visitors for generations.Hear about Washington Irving's storied past and how he came to be America's first internationally famous author, best remembered now for The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and other short stories. His characters, from Brom Bones and Ichabod Crane to the mysterious Headless Horseman and the comic Rip Van Winkle, are icons in American culture. Even Johnny Depp has added to their global renown.A gently curved path leads to gorgeous views of the Hudson River and reveals the allure of Sunnyside's unique design, its intimate setting, its bucolic grounds, and its association with a beloved man of letters. SUNNYSIDE IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED UNTIL MAY 3. Please continue to check this listing or go to our website for updates.

Reviewed By Judy Z - Little Falls, New Jersey

If you are interested in learning about the fascinating biography of Washington Irving, coupled with the history of his home, this is the destination for you. The grounds of the property are beautifully maintained. The home itself has retained many of its original details. The docent led tour by Lynda was very informative. 5 stars all around!

2. Lyndhurst

635 S Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591-6499 +1 914-631-4481
Excellent
58%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 416 reviews

Lyndhurst

Overlooking the Hudson River in Tarrytown, New York, is Lyndhurst, one of America’s finest Gothic Revival mansions. Designed in 1838 by Alexander Jackson Davis, its architectural brilliance is complemented by the park-like landscape of the estate and a comprehensive collection of original decorative arts. Its noteworthy occupants included: former New York City mayor William Paulding, merchant George Merritt, and railroad tycoon Jay Gould. Lyndhurst is a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Reviewed By MaryEllen22 - Guilderland, New York

Our guide, Jim, gave such an informative, interesting tour of the mansion. You came away feeling you really got to know a lot about the people who had lived there! Every room was breathtaking in furnishings and decorations for Christmas! This was a perfect time to visit! Even though the mansion is very large, it felt like a home...just lovely!

3. Kykuit

381 N Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591-1806 +1 914-366-6900
Excellent
71%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 613 reviews

Kykuit

Grand home and grounds of this former Rockefeller estate offer a marvelous collection of modern sculptures, Chinese and European ceramics, fine furnishings and beautifully landscaped terraces and gardens. KYKUIT IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED UNTIL MAY 3. Please continue to check this listing or go to our website for updates.

Reviewed By Jeanette F - Asbury, New Jersey

I took the Kykuit house tour of the home and grounds. I did not expect to see such spectacular views and a Picasso art collection that was so extensive. Our guide, "Merla" was a treasure. She made every room and outdoor view come alive. The weather that day could not be better and the grounds were as interesting as the home. Be sure to go on a day when good weather is predicted. You will be amazed at the sheer beauty of the location as well as the extensive and priceless art collection. What was particularly special was how close you could get to the objects. So much better than any museum.

4. State Line Lookout (Lookout Inn)

Palisades Interstate Pkwy, Opposite median U-Turn for Exit 3, northbound, Alpine, NJ 07620 +1 201-750-0465
Excellent
53%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 31 reviews

State Line Lookout (Lookout Inn)

Reviewed By robcurtross - New York City, New York

This is one of the very interesting look out points on the Palisades Parkway. The views of New York and the Hudson River are fascinating.

The small restaurant serves basic American hot foods, and my recent American cheese sandwich was perfectly prepared.

The decorations are rustic and and aimed at the hiking crowd, but some of the items are very interesting in their own right.

The Inn also has a great collection of books about the New Jersey area.

5. Untermyer Gardens

945 N Broadway, Yonkers, NY 10701-1300 +1 914-613-4502
Excellent
68%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 189 reviews

Untermyer Gardens

Reviewed By Karen M - Phoenix, Arizona

We went here on a recommendation of a lady we met in a store in Sleepy Hollow. It was so beautiful. Part of the gardens is under construction but the parts we did see were still really lovely. It was a nice place to stop and take pictures.

6. Turning Point

468 Piermont Ave, Piermont, NY 10968-4207 +1 845-359-1089
Excellent
63%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 24 reviews

Turning Point

Reviewed By wocaplel - New York

This place has been around a long time and we've been here quite a few times. I still don't know about the food but the opportunity to sit and listen to live music in a relaxed setting makes it well worth a visit. Buy a ticket before you go as it's a small venue and can be sold out.

7. Biddy O'Malley's Irish bistro and bar

191 Paris Ave, Northvale, NJ 07647-2015 +1 201-564-7893
Excellent
38%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 26 reviews

Biddy O'Malley's Irish bistro and bar

Reviewed By 121st - Long Beach Island, New Jersey

We love it here! The service is always pleasant and attentive, the food is always fresh, creative and delicious. The chef uses whatever vegetables and fruits are in season and creates dishes around them . I recommend the risotto , fish tacos, goffle chicken and Creme brûlée, just to name a few! This place never disappoints.

8. MacEachron Waterfront Park

River Street, Hastings on Hudson, NY
Excellent
33%
Good
67%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 3 reviews

MacEachron Waterfront Park

Reviewed By Thomas S - Bronx, New York

If your in lower Westchester County and are looking for a peaceful park to eat at a picnic table by the water or at a restaurant Maceachron waterfront is a good place to stop . Looking directly across to the NJ Palisades . Sit at a bench and just relax . Very pleasant area although small . Nice small stores near by . Fee parking to boot . Make sure not to park in the permit parking spots . Port-o-poties unless you eat at the restaurant .

9. Waterfront Park

5 High St, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522-2103 +1 914-693-0024
Excellent
67%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 18 reviews

Waterfront Park

Reviewed By Dobbstraveler - Dobbs Ferry, New York

We have lived in Dobbs Ferry long enough to remember when there was no waterfront park. Then, when it was created, we felt very lucky to have a lovely recreation spot between the railroad station and the Hudson River with beautiful views of the Palisades across the river, the Tappan Zee Bridge to the north, and the Manhattan skyline and George Washington Bridge to the south. After a long and expensive renovation, the park is still all of those good things and so much more. There's a small beach (no swimming), walking paths, a boat dock, a fishing pier, a picnic area with grills and tables, an enclosed playground for different age groups, benches for relaxing and enjoying the views, an exercise circuit at the north end, rest rooms in season, kayak storage, a stage for performances, and lots of trees.

10. Tallman Mountain State Park

Route 9W, North of Palisades, Sparkill, NY
Excellent
63%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 8 reviews

Tallman Mountain State Park

Reviewed By 0libbyt - Nanuet, New York

Tallman State Park is a gem of a park. Traveling north on 9W after Palisades, NY and before Piermont, you'll see a sign for the park on the right. Park in the large lot and hike up the little hill on the right. There is an easy flat walk good for those who don't like rocks and roots, but the best walk is to go straight over the flat path onto the green marked trail. Follow that through the woods until it splits. I recommend taking the left path, not the green path, as it leads you to beautiful overlooks of the Hudson River. You can continue on, cross the brook, and end up back on the flat path or retrace your steps. Heading in the opposite direction on the green path are picnic tables.

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