A trip to Westchester

If you are thinking about travelling to Westchester this year, there are plenty of things you can experience and do while you are there. This is a great place to go if you want to experience great summer festivals, technology and even Rockefeller’s home. Here are some of the things you can do during your stay…

Caramoor Summer Music Festival

If you have never been to the Caramoor summer music festival then you are missing out. This music festival is the perfect place to spend your days I the sun with your friends, eating snacks and enjoying some lovely music. You can enjoy classical, jazz, pop and loads more music as you sit in the sun and enjoy the fresh air. It is held at the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts.

Read Washington Irving’s, Short Story

You may have heard of the story of sleepy hollow and you will likely have seen the film adaptation starring Johnny Depp. But this isn’t just a spooky ghost story for the masses, it is a ghost story which originates here in Westchester. The original story is unique and known by every resident in the area. It is a story which will take you around to different spots in the area and you will be able to be totally immersed in this world for a while.

Another spot which is popular in this place is the college of Westchester. If you simply want to visit or you fancy studying here, the College of Westchester Computer Networking Programs are some of the most impressive in the country. Enjoy studying and living in this unique place in the world.

Visit the Tarrytown Lighthouse

If you love being by the sea, then this next place is perfect for you. The Tarrytown lighthouse is one which doesn’t function anymore but is still a huge part of the town’s history and culture. If you do want to visit this local landmark you will get to feel that cosy, maritime feel as you step inside. The lighthouse contains exhibits teaching us how to maintain the health of the river as well as a viewpoint over the cool blue water.

Visit the Rockefeller Home

Rockefeller is likely a name you will have heard of at some point in your life, and you will be able to experience a taste of his life by taking a visit to Rockefeller House. This six-story mansion offers panoramic views of the Hudson and has stunning interiors. You can opt for a three-hour tour of the inside of the mansion, or enjoy walking around the gardens and visiting the Roman tea house outside. There are 70 fountains and 90 sculptures on the grounds so you will never be short of something to look at! Then you will be able to enjoy looking at the many works of art they have gracing their walls. It is pretty damn impressive, and a glimpse into the way the other half lives in its finest.

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