Panoramic view of Kendal with Gov. Mario M Cuomo Bridge in the background

Senior Living Activities & Local Attractions in Hudson, NY

From an array of area activities, restaurants and shopping to the convenience of New York City nearby, here is just a small sampling of things to do when living at Kendal on Hudson. With a variety of options, you’ll soon discover your own favorites.

Old Dutch Church Sleepy Hollow

What To Do Near Kendal on Hudson

While there’s always so much to do at Kendal on Hudson, our location makes it easy to explore and enjoy all that the surrounding Hudson River Valley area has to offer.

Featuring a rich mix of history, legend, present-day cultural activities, fascinating historic houses, churches and gardens, residents and family members alike can savor spending time together and learning something new.

Each season, nearby villages conduct street fairs and park concerts. Art groups and historic sites hold special events. Nature lovers can enjoy the sights and sounds of one of the world’s great rivers. Those who thrive on the pulse of the city can enjoy easy access to Manhattan and New York City—we’re only 25 miles away!

No matter your passions or preferences, our location truly hosts senior activities for everyone to enjoy.

Places to Visit

Senior living communities like Kendal on Hudson are often located near vibrant, enriching places to visit. This provides residents with opportunities to enjoy physical activity, lifelong learning, and enhanced quality of life.

Our prime location puts us close to a number of attractions and things to do.

  • Visit the majestic Lyndhurst Mansion (Jay Gould estate).
  • Tour the Tarrytown Lighthouse (also known as Sleepy Hollow Lighthouse and Kingsland Point Lighthouse).
  • See a show at the Tarrytown Music Hall.
  • Enjoy Rockwood Hall State Park.
  • Take in the beauty of nature at the Rockefeller State Park Preserve.
  • Shop at The Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow Farmers Market—The TaSH.
  • Walk through Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.

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Places to Shop

Nothing beats the charm of a unique, small, independent shop in one of the historic towns of the Hudson Valley. However, we know there are times you need a big-box retailer, too! Sleepy Hollow offers convenient access to both of these shopping experiences locally and in nearby New York City.

Take a look at some of our many favorites— our list is always growing!


A fair trade art gallery and gift boutique in Tarrytown.

Bella’s Boutique

Specializing in local artists and Sleepy Hollow souvenirs.

Pretty Funny Vintage Antiques & Curious Goods

Victorian home on the Broadway strip of Tarrytown, featuring exactly what you would expect: pretty, funny, vintage and curious goods.

Bark & Meow

Carrying all your needs for your furry friend.

The Westchester

An upscale shopping mall featuring Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Crate & Barrel, Tiffany & Co., and Apple.

Zachy’s Wine & Liquor

A family-owned business that provides an exceptional selected of curated wines.

Posh Pretzels

Specializes in decadent, hand-dipped, stuffed, Belgian chocolate covered pretzels and sweet treats.

Holbrook Cottage

A delightful gift shop with custom made gift baskets,  There is something for everyone.

Kendal on Hudson is conveniently located near several grocery stores and pharmacies.

See below where our residents like to shop:

• Shop Rite
• Acme Markets
• Trader Joes
• CVS Pharmacy
• Walgreens Pharmacy
• C Town Supermarkets
• MOMS Organic

Places to Explore Nearby

Offering senior living by NYC, things to do abound! Our residents are known for enjoying day trips to the city—whether they are taking in the art and culture or enjoying shopping, sightseeing or dining! Get an inside look at what you can enjoy, too, and add some of these activities to your list!

  • Hop on the commuter train and arrive at Grand Central Terminal in about 45 minutes.
  • Take a walk and enjoy the beauty of Central Park.
  • Purchase tickets to enjoy a Broadway performance or art showing.
  • Schedule a weekly exercise class and spend the day in the city.
  • Visit the New York Botanical Garden.
  • Spend the afternoon at The Museum of Modern Art.
  • Try out some of New York City’s best-rated restaurants.

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Places to Dine

Though there are plenty of delicious restaurants in New York City, you simply don’t need to go far to experience exceptional cuisine. Nearby Hudson Valley towns cater to all tastes while treating you to small-town quaintness and service.

Lighthouse with Tappan Zee bridge in background

Blue Hill at Stone Barns

The “best” restaurant in Westchester County. The stone barns were part of the Rockefeller private farms. There is no menu. You are served 7-8 courses of the day. Reservations required far in advance but well worth the wait.

Bridgeview Tavern

Featuring comfort food, barbeque and beers on tap. Bridgeview Tavern offers a welcoming spot for lunch or dinner featuring views of the Hudson’s Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge (formally the Tappen Zee bridge).

Bistro Twelve

A lovely place serving Mediterranean-style fare. Owned by two charming brothers, natives of Madeira, who may come and talk and play the guitar for you.

Sweet Grass Grill

A pleasant place for lunch with sidewalk tables. Emphasis on healthy foods and vegan dishes.

Fantasy Cuisine

A Chinese restaurant with a wide selection tending towards specialties from the Sichuan region including spicy hot preparations.

Equus Restaurant at Castle Hotel and Spa

Breathtaking ambiance, stunning interior design and award winning cuisine in this Tarrytown restaurant. A Zagat-rated winner of Five Stars by the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences, the creative Auberge-style French cuisine is based on locally sourced ingredients.


A long standing favorite in Tarrytown with seasonal patio serving up pub classics from burgers to domestic & imported beers.

Coffee Labs Roasters Inc.

Gourmet brews & espresso roasted from sustainable sources offered in a simple, relaxed cafe.

Grass Roots

The menu is driven by seasonal and approachable meals that will keep you feeling good throughout the day. The café works with local farms and businesses to deliver meals that are rooted in sustainably grown produce and ethically raised meats. Menu items cater to vegans and vegetarians.


Hudson Harbor eatery with farm-to-fork New American fare & biodynamic wine, plus a gourmet shop.

Red Hat on the River

Riverfront spot serving New American fare in a former factory with an airy, chic vibe & rooftop bar.

The Taco Project

Traditional Mexican favorites & housemade juices are served in casual digs with colorful decor.

Making Exploration Easy

Whether you’re active and independent or one of our Assisted Living residents, our scheduled transportation makes it easy to get you where you need to go. From shopping and dining to attending an event or visiting your physician for senior care, we’re here to transform the experience of aging while making life easy.

Residents strolling through town