westchester.jpgWhite Plains, NY:  Summer is here and now is the perfect time to plan your getaway vacation!  Many of Westchester's fine hotels offer special rates through Labor Day.  With so much to see and do, there are lots of reasons to head to Westchester - so close to New York City, it has been called New York's 6th Borough. "Minutes north of New York, Westchester offers an oasis of summer fun and relaxation," said Kim Sinistore, Director, and Westchester County Office of Tourism, "It is the perfect getaway vacation destination for tri-state area residents." Stay at our hotels, play at our attractions!  Visit http://www.westchestertourism/ and click on Hotel Specials for "Summer Fun" rates and Coupons for discounts to attractions and restaurants. Westchester offers a wide variety of entertainment and activities including the renowned Caramoor International Music Festival, Playland Amusement Park, Broadway musicals and performing arts; mansions, castles and estates such as Lyndhurst, Sunnyside and Kykuit - the Rockefeller Estate; museums, outdoor sculpture exhibits and antique shops; gorgeous gardens and picturesque nature centers; and two magnificent waterfronts: the mighty Hudson River and beautiful Long Island Sound. Try your luck at Empire City at Yonkers Raceway with thousands of video gaming machines, live harness and simulcast horse racing; drive open-wheel cars in an exciting racing facility, climb an indoor cliff or make your own wine. And don't forget, the Quadricentennial celebration continues all summer, so join in the once-in-a-lifetime festivities. Visit http://www.westchestertourism.com/ and click on Quadricentennial for a list of events and related Quadricentennial information. For more information about traveling to Westchester, visit http://www.westchestertourism.com/ or contact the Westchester County Office of Tourism at 800 833-9282.    Westchester - New York's "Golden Apple" - A Great Place to Play!  Contact: Lydia A. Ruth Marketing Manager Westchester County Office Of Tourism 914.995.8503 larx@westchestergov.com