My Favorite Places in Westchester, a Year Later
Start writing a post
Student Life

My Favorite Places in Westchester, a Year Later

A little over a year ago, I wrote a piece on my favorite places in Westchester, speaking as someone who has lived in Westchester their entire life.

105
Selfie
Julia Caccavale

A year and pandemic later, I wanted to write an updated piece on my favorite places in Westchester. (These are in no particular order, I love them all dearly!)

1. Club Pilates in Quaker Ridge (New Rochelle), Ardsley and Scarsdale 

encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com

I've been working at Club Pilates since September, primarily at the Quaker Ridge location in New Rochelle. I also sometimes work in Ardsley and Scarsdale. The reason I can work at all three is that the owner Heather owns all three locations so they are affiliated, which makes our community even bigger and better. With working at Club Pilates, I get to take classes for free and I've recently hit 60 classes.

Even though I work there, I can genuinely say that I absolutely love Club Pilates. I love the people, the classes, the instructors.

Club Pilates is an amazing place and if you're comfortable with working out, I definitely recommend giving it a shot!

2. Growlers in Tuckahoe

images.squarespace-cdn.com

Growlers Beer Bistro is a recently renovated and re-branded restaurant in Tuckahoe that has endless food and drink options. I recently wrote a piece on them specifically and you should definitely check it out!

3. Rye, Playland

File:Playland Gondola Wheel.jpg - Wikimedia Commonscommons.wikimedia.org

While getting in my quarantine walks, Playland definitely became the go to place. My family loved going to the beach and boardwalk area, especially with my dog even for just an hour to get out of the house and get some fresh air in a safe way.

4. Slave to the Grind Coffee Shop in Bronxville

121dtf.files.wordpress.com

One of my all time favorite coffee shops has always been Slave to the Grind. They are amazing and I love supporting small. During the pandemic, I loved going there as a little exploration just to get out of the house for a bit.

5. B&N in Eastchester

simg1.imagesbn.com

Not only is the B&N in Eastchester an amazing place to get work done and or find some new books, it is also a restaurant! It's the only B&N restaurant location on the East coast as of yet. They have really awesome food that is locally sourced and you definitely need to check it out.

6. SoBol in New Rochelle

encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com

SoBol is a newfound love of mine. I LOVE their sunshine bowl. It's so refreshing and their kids size is the perfect snack size!

7. F45 Training in Scarsdale

encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com

F45 is another newfound love of mine. They are an amazing gym/fitness center with awesome kick a** workouts and an even more awesome and kick a** team! Their pricing is so affordable and 100% worth it, in my opinion. I've been taking classes there since November and absolutely love it!

8. Waffle Cafe in New Rochelle

images.squarespace-cdn.com

The Waffle Cafe is an amazing hole in the wall kind of shop that serves the most incredible waffles. When you walk in the doors, you feel like you're at a very popular brunch spot in NYC. Their nutella latte is by far my favorite item on the menu.

9. Leatherstocking Trail in Mamaroneck

www.williampitt.com

I recently visited the Leatherstocking trail in Mamaroneck / New Rochelle and loved how small and relaxing it was. It's definitely more of a walk than a hike, but it's a great activity for friends and family. Definitely a must visit!

10. Cross County Shopping Center in Yonkers

upload.wikimedia.org

One of my favorite shopping centers as a kid was definitely Cross County in Yonkers. As I got older, the shopping center went a bit downhill, but in the last few years they've definitely worked on improving it. I really like the improvements they've made recently and it feels a lot safer to go there now, which is definitely a good feeling to have.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less
Featured

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

70981
houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee
nappy.co

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

132542
college students waiting in a long line in the hallway
StableDiffusion

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments