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Best things to do in Sleepy Hollow

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Park
“These trails are located a couple of miles away in Sleepy Hollow. Perfect for wandering on paths through the trees. "The Preserve is primarily hardwood forest dominated by huge oak, tulip poplar, maple, and beech trees. The forests, fields, streams, and wetlands support a high diversity of native species of resident and migratory birds, mammals, insects, amphibians, reptiles, fish and aquatic species, some of which are in decline and now uncommon in Westchester County. With 202 recorded species of birds and its Important Bird Area designation by the National Audubon Society, the Preserve is a must-visit area for birders. Over 100 species of native wild bees frequent spring and summer wildflowers. In the fall, Monarch butterflies stop to feed and lay eggs during their southward migration. An on-going environmental stewardship is underway to favor native biological diversity."”
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History Museum
“Historically significant with beautiful vistas across the Hudson River. Rockefeller's responsible for the beautiful views from our area across the Hudson due to early preservation of land.”
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New American Restaurant
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“On your way to our Airbnb or on your way back if you are a real foodie and have the money to splurge as well as secure a reservation you must eat at Blue Hill at Stone Barns! Set inside a beautiful barn on a working farm in upstate New York, Blue Hill at Stone Barns is a destination restaurant. But it’s not just about the stunning setting in Pocantico Hills – what has propelled the restaurant from No.48 to No.11 in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants this year is the simple, delicious, farm-fresh food that is transformed into ground-breaking dishes by talented chef Dan Barber.”
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Farm
“Join Stone Barns Center on warm-weather weekends for pop-up talks, guided tours, and more! Tickets are required for admission and children under 14 are free.”
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Theatre
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“Google to find out what's playing and to purchase tickets. "The Music Hall, in Tarrytown, New York, United States, is located on West Main Street downtown. It is a brick structure in the Queen Anne architectural style erected in the late 19th century. In 1980 it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places."”
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History Museum
“Oldest building in Westchester County. Grist mill. Farm animals. Old house.”
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Cemetery
“Huge and beautiful - many famous people burried here. You can take a tour at night - which is well worth it.”
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Coffee Shop
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“This place has the best coffee I have ever had and I like to think Im a snob. I can let you try some and then go buy it if you live it too!”
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Bus Station
“Trains about every 1/2 (or more) Buy Ticket on platform or in station at kiosks - do NOT buy ticket on train (expensive).”
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Dessert Shop
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“Serving homemade ice cream and fresh-fruit sorbets, sisters Corie and Marlaina and mother Kathy Buonanno run this cash-only shop on Tarrytown’s main drag. Pies, cupcakes, cookies, and brownies are made in-house as well. Make-your-own sundae parties are popular with kids. Open Sun to Thurs 11:30 am to 8 pm and Fri and Sat 11:30 am to 9pm.”
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Greek Restaurant
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“Greek | $ | Salty, satisfying gyros and Greek salads with huge portions and lightning-fast service.”
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Café
“Collegiate, creaky-floor coffee shop with great pastries and coffee. Mornings are crowded with laptops and their people. Couches in the back.”
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Bar
“This is my fav! They have farm-to-table American food with vegan options. Their cocktails are delicious.”
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Castle
“"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." Tours available. Google for more info.”
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History Museum
“Sunnyside (1835) is a historic house on 10 acres along the Hudson River, in Tarrytown, New York. It was the home of the American author Washington Irving, best known for his short stories, such as "Rip Van Winkle" (1819) and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" (1820). This cottage-like estate, designated a National Historic Landmark in 1962, reflects Dutch Colonial Revival, Scottish Gothic, and Tudor Revival influences, with its wisteria-covered entrance and jagged crow-stepped gable. Open Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sunday.”
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