Winter is Wonderful in Westchester
There’s so much to love this month in Westchester. Thoughts of romance are growing, the maple sap is flowing, and opportunities abound to celebrate and honor African-American history and culture. And that’s only the beginning . Let Westchester take you beyond. 
It’s Black History Month
Celebrate African-American culture in art, music and more with a Westchester getaway during Black History Month. Create portraits of black historical figures at Hudson River Museum’s Print Workshop on February 15, then catch the famous Harlem Gospel Choir that evening at Westchester Community College. For an unforgettable history lesson, follow the African-American History & Heritage Trail .
Head Out for a Sweet Treat
It’s maple sugaring season, and local sugarhouses will host demos and tastings of the sweet stuff during Westchester Area Maple Open House Weekend , February 29 and March 1. You can work off the sugar high with a winter hike on one of Westchester’s many scenic trails .
Valentines and All That Jazz
Roses and chocolates too ordinary? Treat your jazz lover to Valentine’s Day Jukebox featuring Samara McLendon and Lucy Wijnands or your favorite film buff to a Valentine’s Day screening of " Holiday ." For a “wild” time, head to Wolf Conservation Center for Mating and Dating —a Valentine’s Day lesson in lobo love. Then, seal the deal with dinner at one of Westchester’s Michelin-rated restaurants . Two to consider: Dubrovnik Restaurant for traditional Croatian cuisine and Italian gastropub The Cookery .
A Weekend for Romance
February 14 falls on Friday this year—a great excuse to turn a Valentine’s Day date into a weekend getaway. The historic Castle Hotel and Spa is offering four distinct Valentine’s Room Packages , while The Ritz-Carlton New York, Westchester’s Romance Package tempts with a rose petal turn-down and other luxurious touches. Champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries set the right mood at Crowne Plaza White Plains—Downtown .
Plan you visit
For information on Westchester’s farms and orchards, farm-to-table culinary scene and local craft beverage producers, view our Westchester County Farms & Orchards Visitor Guide .
The Westchester Official Travel & Meeting Guide is ready to help you plan the perfect winter escape. Order your free copy today.
For a romantic retreat, family weekend or solo adventure, make it a getaway with an overnight stay.
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