is the fourth most populous city in the State of New York
, and the most populous city in Westchester County. The landscape around Yonkers has been at times compared to Rome
, San Francisco
or Sarajevo. Yonkers borders the New York Borough of The Bronx and is 3 km from Manhattan
. Spread out across the rolling hills of the eastern bank of the Hudson River, Yonkers rises from sea level to 126 m at Sacred Heart Church
, whose spire can be seen from New Jersey
, Long Island
, and New York City
. A gateway to the Hudson River Valley Yonkers is the perfect place to find vacation rentals, condo rentals and other accommodations
The former New York and Putnam Railroad runs through the middle of Yonkers has been turned into a paved walking and bicycling path, called the South County Trailway. It runs north-south in Yonkers from the Hastings on Hudson border in the north to the Bronx border in the south at Van Cortland Park. Spend a day strolling through historic Untermyer Park
a fixture in Yonkers since it was developed as the estate garden of lawyer Samuel Untermyer in 1899. Tibbetts Brook Park, a 161 acre park offers many recreational activities year round and hosts a myriad of fairs, festivals and ethnic celebrations through the summer months.
A great getaway for weekenders, couples, or families on vacation, you can find many great vacation rentals, or other accommodation. Great accommodations that will help you enjoy the many activities Yonkers has to offer. See the Hudson River Museum, and learn about the city and the valley’s history. Or visit the Hudson River Science Barge, the only fully functioning demonstration of renewable energy supporting sustainable food production in the State. Take in the harness races at the Empire Raceway, or spend some time playing games of chance in the Yonkers City Casino.
The stately Hudson River is lined with gracious country manor houses open to the public, unique museums, splendid historic sites, and easygoing Victorian hamlets. You can hike; kayak, fish, boat, golf, and even ski within easy reach of any of the towns along the Hudson. When your day in the Hudson River Valley is complete, heading back to your lodging, whether a condo rental, a vacation rental or some other form of accommodation it will feel just like going home.
Yonkers is a vibrant and friendly city waiting for you to come and enjoy. For a weekend or a holiday, it’s easy to find a holiday home or vacation rental to help you explore the bright lights of the city or relax in the pastoral pleasures of the Hudson River Valley