What to do and see in Pelham, United States: The Best Places and Tips

July 18, 2017 Vivienne Hutton

Pelham /pɛləm/ is a suburban town in Westchester County, New York, approximately 14 miles northeast of Midtown Manhattan. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 12,396. Historically, Pelham was composed of five villages and became known as "the Pelhams". Pelham currently contains two independently incorporated villages: the Villages of Pelham and Pelham Manor, Approximately 28 minutes away from Grand Central Terminal by the Metro-North train, Pelham is home to many New York City commuters and has an active social community for its residents. Notably, the Whitestone Bridge is approximately 8.5 miles (14 km) south of the town and can be reached in 10–15 minutes without traffic. It is also 13 miles (21 km) northeast of LaGuardia Airport, which can be reached in 20–25 minutes without traffic and John F. Kennedy International Airport, the city's main international airport, is 19.5 miles (31 km) south of the town.
Restaurants in Pelham

1. Glen Island Park

Weyman Ave, New Rochelle, NY +1 914-813-6720
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4.5 based on 45 reviews

Glen Island Park

Reviewed By cararro - New York City, New York

Sprawling Westchester County park and beach. Beautiful views of Long Island Sound, good for picnics, walking, birding, and in season a dip.

2. Manor Park

On the Sound, Larchmont, NY
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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.

3. New York Botanical Garden

2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY 10458-5153 +1 718-817-8700
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

New York Botanical Garden

Located in the Bronx, just 20 minutes from Midtown Manhattan via Metro North Railroad, the 250-acre New York Botanical Garden is a showplace of nature in every season of the year and a must-see destination for NYC visitors. Discover 50 breathtaking gardens, indoor rain forests and deserts, 50 acres of native forest, a river, waterfalls, and rolling green hills. Major seasonal exhibitions and events complement the existing beauty of the permanent gardens, and highlights include the Holiday Train Show (November - January) and The Orchid Show (March - April). NYBG is the perfect excursion for visitors looking to experience the natural beauty of New York City.

Reviewed By GMBG - Brooklyn, New York

The annual Orchid Show is one of the highlights of the year. While wonderful in the day -on Friday and Saturday nights, the NYBG sells ticket for 6:30, 7:30or 8:30 entrance. Go for the 6:30 entrance as you will get to see the gorgeous flowers in day light as well as artfully lit in the evening. Plus music is piped in and there are three bar stations. What a fun and beautiful evening experience.

4. St. Paul's Church National Historic Site

897 S Columbus Ave, Mount Vernon, NY 10550-5018 +1 914-667-4116
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4 based on 18 reviews

St. Paul's Church National Historic Site

Built in 1665 and declared a National Historic Site in 1943, Saint Paul's Church's original façade and bell are intact, including the old graveyard and magnificent 1830 organ.

Reviewed By John H - Hook, United Kingdom

Very interesting piece of American history. Shows usage over many years, including function during the battles of the 18th century. Interesting video presentation and displays of models depicting battles. Also displays of uniforms and pictures referring to the era. Well worth a visit. A jewel in an area of urban development.

5. Untermyer Gardens

945 N Broadway, Yonkers, NY 10701-1300 +1 914-613-4502
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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. Woodlawn Cemetery

517 E 233rd St, Bronx, NY 10470-2401 +1 718-920-0500
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4.5 based on 126 reviews

Woodlawn Cemetery

Occupying more than 400 acres in the Bronx, this cemetery is known for the ornate and imaginative mausoleums and monuments of some of the country's most famous industrialists and politicians. Notable individuals include Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Celia Cruz, Irving Berlin, Herman Melville, and many more. Guide maps are available at both cemetery entrances.

Reviewed By mabeena - Bronx, NY

Go in through the Jerome Avenue gate. That is where you should start your tour. All the large mausoleums are there. So many famous people are buried here. Download a map or pick one up at the 233rd St gate. Tours are given and in the fall they have night time tours. it really is a beautiful peaceful setting

7. Regal Cinemas New Roc 18 IMAX & RPX

33 Lecount Pl, New Rochelle, NY 10801-6408 +1 844-462-7342
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4 based on 12 reviews

Regal Cinemas New Roc 18 IMAX & RPX

Reviewed By Joli G - Mamaroneck, New York

This is our go to theater! You can reserve seats ahead of time so you know where you are sitting plus the seats recline to almost flat! The food is actually good. The lines are long and not particularly fast but since you have an assigned seat there is no need to rush.

8. Pioneer Shooting Center

2 S 6th Ave, Mount Vernon, NY 10550-3005 +1 914-667-8236
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Pioneer Shooting Center

Chartered in 1935 the Pioneer Shooting Center is the oldest operating range in Westchester County, NY. ​ Fully renovated in 2014 the Pioneer Shooting Center has evolved into a full service shooting range that caters to a variety of shooters including beginners and tourists.

Reviewed By Gilbert V

Got a Groupon to take a class on shooting and shooting range time. The safety class was easy and fun setting expectations and gun guidelines. The 50ft shooting range was a great experience and we look to go back for a second visit soon!

9. Wave Hill

West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx, NY 10471-2899 +1 718-549-3200
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4.5 based on 254 reviews

Wave Hill

A non-profit cultural institution that is located on 26 acres in the Bronx, whose mission is to explore the interaction between people and their natural environment through the maintenance of gardens, greenhouses and environmental protection programs for residents and visitors.

Reviewed By dridr - nyc

mostly locals in Riverdale know this beautiful location with view of the Palisades and lovely gardens. The mansion is lovely, used as a venue space. There are tranquil paths, well kept lawns, and a very peaceful atmosphere. Limited parking is available and it is a bit of a walk from the nearest bus stop. There are no nearby subway stops although MetroNorth Riverdale station is a formidable up hill walk away

10. Five Islands Park

LeFevre Ln, New Rochelle, NY 10801
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

Five Islands Park

Reviewed By Ashok G - New Delhi, India

This park constitutes a group of 5 islands interconnected by bridges set in undisturbed natural habitat with biodiversity. It is suited for families - for morning walk, for children and for seniors. Picnics are easy to organisze - grills are available. Permits for grills and car parking (only permit parking is allowed) can be obtained fro the city office at North Avenue. Beach is rocky and is suited only for sun bathing. Due to rocks, bathing & swimming is dangerous. Incidentally city sewage treatment plant is adjacent to the park and water would be unfit for humans to enter. Fishing is a favorite past time here.

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