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Larchmont

This lovely little village offers small-town charm with a sophisticated accent. Originally founded as a summer shoreline retreat for the wealthy, Larchmont is now a year-round suburb with vintage homes (circa 1920s), grand estates on Long Island Sound and closer-to-town, family-friendly neighborhoods. The village of Larchmont is in the town of Mamaroneck.

Larchmont has lovely parks and a delightful downtown shopping district brimming with interesting small boutiques, antique shops, gourmet stores, a children’s bookshop, decorating studios and a wide variety of eateries.

Your Beyond-Perfect Day in Larchmont:

Start with breakfast: Enjoy a breakfast pastry and coffee at Bradley’s Café & Desserts or brunch at Stanz Café.

Browse the farmers market: Located at the train station, Larchmont’s Saturday farmers market is open April through December and hosts a great and varied collection of vendors.

Take a neighborhood stroll: Marvel at the grand Victorian-era vacation homes in the Larchmont Manor neighborhood, then relax in Larchmont Manor Park, one of the rare waterfront areas on Long Island Sound open to the public. (Insider’s tip: If you’re an early riser, the park is a perfect spot to catch the sunrise over the Sound.)

Stop for lunch: Go healthy with a fresh wrap, sandwich, salad or soup at The Grange or soak up the historic vibe at the family-friendly Larchmont Tavern, a village favorite since 1933.

Take a hike: Walk Flint Park nature trail into Hommocks Conservation Area in Mamaroneck or wander the trails of Sheldrake Environmental Center.

Treat yourself: Savor a small-batch ice cream, sorbet or gelato at Longford’s Ice Cream.

Shop: Downtown Larchmont is full of interesting shops. Don’t miss Village Mercantile for artisan-made home décor, jewelry and gifts.

End with dinner: Make it date night at Lusardi’s or head to Larchmont Ave. between Addison and Boston Post where you’ll find a wealth of outdoor dining options with a lively street scene.

Stay longer: Extend your getaway with a hotel stay.

 

Larchmont has:

  • Flint Park: The largest of Larchmont’s numerous parks, Flint Park offers sports league play, tennis, day camp and nature trails. The park also has a wonderful play area for children and is home to Larchmont’s American Legion building. Each Thursday evening in July, the town hosts a summer concert series in Flint Park. Also, in October, the “Tour de Larchmont” bike ride begins and ends there.

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