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Yonkers Travel Guide, New York

Yonkers, NY US - Overview   Visiting Yonkers

The fourth largest city of New York state in the United States of America, Yonkers is a potential tourist attraction that draws many vacationers towards it. The harness racing track, Yonkers raceway and the legalized gambling are some of the most common features that people want to have a taste of when they visit Yonkers. The large shopping areas around the Central Park Avenue also draw a lot of attention from the visitors as well as the local people.

The location of the city spreading over the hills provides the scenic beauty to the city for which the city is famous. With regards to the landscape the city of Yonkers is quite similar to Sarajevo or San Francisco- other cities in the United States of America.

There are quite a few benefits that Yonkers is known for and that you can avail off while you stay over there.

Recreational activities

Yonkers is considered as the perfect place that provides all the imaginable recreational activity. The outstanding centers for urban nature and the natural preserves provide spectacular view of the Hudson Bay where boating is considered to be a popular and a fashionable sport. The two golf courses, basketball courts, skating rings and the indoor pools act as the perfect locations for complete recreation. Hiking, bird watching, horseback riding, skiing, maple sugaring and ecology programs are some of the other common activities that are practiced in Yonkers.

Healthcare facilities

Yonkers also has very good healthcare facilities. Two of the most famous health care centers in Yonkers are St. Josephs Medical Center and St. Johns Riverside Hospital. Both the health care centers are known for their advanced treatment and technological advancements.


All types of products and accessories from fresh fruits to trendiest clothes are available in the market areas of Yonkers. The Westchester situated on the outskirts of Yonkers is considered to be a shopper’s paradise where all kinds of goods and products are available.

Cultural events

The city of Yonkers is also popular for its string of festivities which includes cultural events like opera, ballet, other dance forms, music and theatre. The most significant crowd puller event of Yonkers is the Hudson River festival that attracts more than 30,000 people every autumn.

The Hudson River Museum in Yonkers also conducts various workshops and lectures on art, classic music and children’s program. In fact this museum is considered to be one of the treasures of Yonkers. Philipse manor hall and Sherwood house are other public forums where cultural events are conducted.

Yonkers is the perfect place to visit with your friends and family members.

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