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

July 25, 2017 Fernanda Pittenger

Tappan (pronounced tuh-PAN), Indian word meaning "tuphanne"—translation, "cold water"—is a hamlet and census-designated place in the town of Orangetown, Rockland County, New York, United States. It is located north of Old Tappan, New Jersey, east of Nauraushaun and Pearl River, south of Blauvelt, and west of Palisades and Sparkill. The population was 6,613 at the 2010 census.
Restaurants in Tappan

1. The DeWint House

20 Livingston St, Livingston Street and Oak Tree Road, Tappan, NY 10983-2408 +1 845-359-1359
Excellent
58%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 14 reviews

The DeWint House

Reviewed By robcurtross - New York City, New York

Superb maintenance both outside and inside.

For anyone interested in Hudson Valley colonial dutch architecture, this is an essential stop. The house was built in 1700 and the date is marked in glazed brick.

Washington state here during the trial, signing of the death warrant and hanging of British spy major John Andre.

Washington served Andre with meals in this house during that period.

"He was more unfortunate than criminal,
An accomplished man and a gallant officer."

Thought-provoking history.

2. 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
0%
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.

3. 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.

4. 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!

5. 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!

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. Rockland Bakery

94 Demarest Mill Rd W, Nanuet, NY 10954-2989 +1 845-623-5800
Excellent
83%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 434 reviews

Rockland Bakery

Reviewed By RepUSA - Litchfield Park, Arizona

I cannot recall when we bought better bread a croissants. Not only is the produce of high quality but extremely well priced. Well worth a visit. Be prepared to wait, this is a very busy store!

8. Tallman Mountain State Park

Route 9W, North of Palisades, Sparkill, NY
Excellent
63%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
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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.

9. Palisades Climb Adventure

4590 Palisades Center Dr, West Nyack, NY 10994-6805 +1 845-727-3500
Excellent
80%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 106 reviews

Palisades Climb Adventure

The World’s Tallest Indoor Ropes Course. Our ropes course stands 85 feet tall and contains 5 levels of ropes! Visitors will encounter over 75 different obstacles!Only $19.99 + tax!

Reviewed By Kposter

If you don’t have a fear of heights this is for you! 4 floors of climbing adventure. There is a zip line. Very reasonably priced. Well staffed and safe. Fun for young and old. They even have a small course that our 4 year old...MoreThanks for the review. So glad you all enjoyed the birthday celebration. See you next time.

10. 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.

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