Discover fun things to do in New Rochelle near the Big Apple

You’ll find plenty of exciting attractions near your comfortable room or suite at Radisson Hotel New Rochelle, starting with a visit to the city’s Municipal Marina for a sailing adventure. Families won’t want to miss the thrilling rides and mirror maze at Playland Park, and you can enjoy some educational fun at the Sheldrake Environmental Center and the Thomas Paine Cottage. For an exciting day trip, tick off your bucket list of things to do with visits to essential NYC destinations like Fifth Avenue and Central Park, plus memorable experiences like a Broadway play or a Yankees game. You can access public transit to the city close to the hotel at New Rochelle’s Amtrak and Metro-North Railroad station, which will take you to Grand Central terminal in about 40 minutes.

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Monroe College, New Rochelle

0.09 mi / 0.14 km from the hotel
Located in the city’s vibrant downtown, the New Rochelle campus of this well-respected educational institution offers proximity to NYC without the city hassle. Excellent public transit makes nearby parks and entertainment easily accessible.

City Island

6.59 mi / 10.6 km from the hotel
This quaint seaport community is home to excellent restaurants, unique shopping, and recreation. You can charter a fishing excursion or yacht tour while at City Island.

Emelin Theatre

3.35 mi / 5.4 km from the hotel
Catch a play, concert, or comedy act at Emelin Theatre, which also features indie films, Hollywood movies, and kid-friendly shows.

Glen Island Park

1.28 mi / 2.07 km from the hotel
Enjoy a picnic on this 105-acre island before walking among the late 19th-century castles, sculptures, and towers that are scattered throughout the park.

Iona College

0.98 mi / 1.58 km from the hotel
This Congregation of Christian Brothers–affiliated school offers more than 60 majors, 40 minors, and 45 graduate programs.

New Rochelle Municipal Marina

0.5 mi / 0.81 km from the hotel
This popular harbor provides the perfect launch point for a day of sailing or fishing.

New Roc City

0.21 mi / 0.34 km from the hotel
Discover something for everyone at this complex, which includes amusement rides, an IMAX theater, a go-kart track, shopping, and restaurants.

Playland Park

6.47 mi / 10.41 km from the hotel
Take a boat ride, go for a spin on one of the kid-friendly rides, or accelerate your fun on the Super Flight roller coaster when you visit Playland.

Thomas Paine Cottage Museum

1.56 mi / 2.51 km from the hotel
Once owned by one of America's founders, the Thomas Paine Cottage is home to a variety of Colonial and Revolutionary War-era artifacts.

Hudson Park & Beach

0.62 mi / 1 km from the hotel
Situated near the New Rochelle Municipal Marina, this coastal park offers a playground and a beach as well as live music on occasion. Pack a picnic and spend an afternoon in the sun.

Sheldrake Environmental Center

2.6 mi / 4.19 km from the hotel
This peaceful 60-acre park offers the break in nature you need. You can stroll around the lake and watch the wildlife, or you can bring the kids to participate in one of the hands-on educational programs.

Pelham Art Center

1.61 mi / 2.58 km from the hotel
Browse the exhibits or take a class at this 50-year-old public art center highlighting a diverse range of art from local and international artists. Check out what’s on the event schedule while you’re in town.