Scarsdale, New York, is a village located north of Manhattan, in Westchester County. Gaining recognition from the Japanese in the early 90s, Scarsdale is known for its ease of living as well as its large population of Japanese expatriates. Apart from its diverse population, it is also known for its charming and spacious homes, tight knit community, and small town feel. Just 45 minutes from Manhattan, by the Metro-North train, Scarsdale is a comfortable and convenient place to live and visit. Read on to learn more about the best things to do in the area!
1. Galloway's Bakery
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This family owned bakery is the place to buy everything for your sweet tooth cravings. Galloway’s Bakery has been in business for over 60 years, with no signs of stopping. From pies to donuts, they do it all. Given the title of the “Best Food and Drink in Westchester”, by Westchester Magazine, Galloway’s Bakery has been mentioned in a myriad of publications, such as the New York Times and Lohud Food Blog. It is certainly a favorite amongst locals and visitors alike. Unfortunately, you’ll have to wait until the weekend to buy their delicious top crust pies as Galloway’s is only open from Friday through Sunday.
Address: 69 Harney Road, Scarsdale, New York, 10583
Website: Galloway’s Bakery
2. Scarsdale Municipal Pool
Take a dip in the pool during the hot, summer months. Scarsdale Municipal Pool is open all summer, until the beginning of September. Members of the pool can leisurely visit the pool or they can participate in a special event. Children attending camp in the Scarsdale area have the option of being bussed to Scarsdale Municipal Pool for after camp activities, which include swimming, sports, and games. They also host birthday parties, in which guests have a private portion of the pool to use for 90 minutes. Last but not least, families and friends will enjoy the fireworks show at the pool. Entrance is just 2 USD if you arrive after 5:00 pm.
Scarsdale Municipal Pool
Address: 311 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale, New York, 10583
Website: Scarsdale Municipal Pool
3. Buon Amici Delicatessen
If you have a hankering for a New York style sandwich, head to Buon Amici Delicatessen. A family owned business with over 20 years of experience, Buon Amici Delicatessen makes their own mozzarella daily, uses 100% canola oil to grill and fry chicken, and uses pesto sauce made from pure Israeli basil. Other menu items include pasta dishes, seafood, and a wide variety of desserts.
Buon Amici Delicatessen
Address: 830 Scarsdale Avenue, Scarsdale, New York, 10583
Website: Buon Amici Delicatessen
4. Quaker Ridge Golf Club
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The private, Quaker Ridge Golf Club is more than just a facility for playing golf. With tennis courts, a pool, and clubhouse, members at this club will feel pampered at this 18 hole course. Quaker Ridge Golf Club is also known for hosting a number of tournaments, including the Walker Cup, the Metropolitan PGA Championships, and the Metropolitan Open.
Quaker Ridge Golf Club
Address: 146 Griffen Avenue, Scarsdale, New York, 10583
Website: Quaker Ridge Golf Club
5. Greenburgh Nature Center
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Take a walk on the wild side, at the 33 acre (13.5 hectare) Greenburgh Nature Center, a non-profit nature reserve, located in Scarsdale. Take a journey through one of five different nature trails, while observing the wildlife of the forest. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes, as all trails are unpaved. After finishing the trails, head over to the Manor House, where you will have an up close and personal experience with some of the animals. Learn about birds of prey, visit the barnyard animals, and go inside of a wigwam at the Native American Village. Inside the Manor House, there are two floors of indoor live animal exhibits, where visitors are allowed to touch some of the animals.
Greenburgh Nature Center
Address: 99 Dromore Road, Scarsdale, New York, 10583
Website: Greenburgh Nature Center
6. Boulder Brook Equestrian Center
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Learn to ride horses at the Boulder Brook Equestrian Center. Whether you are an equine athlete or an amateur rider, trainers Audrey Feldman and Vanessa Roman will give you the knowledge and training you need to be successful. Home to the largest indoor ring in Westchester County, the Boulder Brook Equestrian Center trains riders of all ages and levels. During the summer day camp, children will learn the basics of horse care, while participating in crafts and games. In a special event at the center, adult riders can even mingle with other riders over food, wine, and good conversation on Thursday nights. There is something here for everyone.
Boulder Brook Equestrian Center
Address: 291 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale, New York, 10583
Website: Boulder Brook Equestrian Center
7. Great Play of Scarsdale
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Great Play of Scarsdale is a fun, interactive gym, for children from the ages of 6 months to 10 years old. Toddlers will participate in the “directed play” program, in which they learn social skills, preschoolers participate in activities, such as Zumba and soccer, that aid in developing motor skills, and school age children participate in competitive and non-competitive sports and athletics. Parents can also choose from a list of themed birthday parties, to create a one-of-a-kind experience for their child’s special day.
Great Play of Scarsdale
Address: 969B Central Park Avenue, Scarsdale, New York, 10583
Website: Great Play of Scarsdale
8. Hyatt Field
Named one of Westchester’s best playgrounds, Hyatt Field is a great place to bring the kids to play. Having undergone renovations in 2016, the kid’s playground has plenty of structures to climb, a zip line, and plenty of smooth surfaces to ride bikes on. Children of all ages will enjoy playing here. Make sure to visit the large baseball field for a short game or the small baseball field for a game of catch.
Address: 143-167 Grand Blvd, Scarsdale, New York, 10583
A small town close to the big city
Scarsdale has that hometown charm, without being too far away from the big city. If you’re looking for a taste of New York suburban life that Japanese expatriates discovered in the 90s, explore the village of Scarsdale on your next vacation.
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