Summer 2023 Westchester County Things to Do Bucket List

Make it a summer to remember with 8 ideas for family fun!

By Kelly Fitzpatrick May 22, 2023

Our neck of the woods of Westchester County is filled with family fun all summer long.  With ideas for all types of weather and all times of the day, this bucket list of Westchester County highlights has you covered for novel ideas best enjoyed during these long days of summer.

1. Cool off with one of these fun water features!

Westchester County is filled with pools, beaches, and splashpads for you and your children to enjoy!

Read our Splash Pad and Spray Park Guide here!

2. Find a new favorite ice cream spot!

Whether you like hand-crafted, soft serve, are a vanilla traditionalist or like something bold, ice cream spots all throughout Westchester County are scooping up sweet stuff.  

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3. The sounds of summer are best enjoyed outdoors!

Throughout the summer a variety of parks and venues offer outdoor concerts that make for great family fun.  Often with amenities, and even food trucks, outdoor concerts are the premier event for an evening.  Bring chairs or a blanket and pack your picnic basket.  The kiddos will love running around the open spaces and it's a fun date for couples or time to hang with friends.

Check out our summer concert series here!

4. Tackle a new trail

Out and back, loop, rock scrambles, or paved paths - there are countless trails to choose from across Northern Westchester County.  

Ideas here:

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5. Try out another local playground

With longer days and less set schedules, summer is the perfect time to explore new parks and playgrounds.  We have so many to choose from in our area.  Make it a goal to try a new spot at least once a week!

Ideas here: Playgrounds and Parks in Our Neighborhood | Macaroni KID Armonk - Chappaqua - Mount Kisco - Pleasantville

6. Take a day trip

Make memories on the drive with car games and conversation and make memories when you reach your destination!

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7. Head to a fun park

Fun parks might be great year-round, but summer is when they really sizzle!  Westchester County has several options within driving distance.  Go for the day or make a trip of it!

8. Get creative and get crafting!

If you need to beat the heat or find fun on rainy days, crafts are always a good idea.  You can also join us on Sunday, July 16th for our monthly MacKID Crafts at Barrel House!  Kids eat and craft for free!

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