Our tradition for over a decade now is to go away for our anniversary Weekend. Every year we have tried to go somewhere different. We are going on a big trip at the end of June, so we decided to stay for only one night somewhere close by. I found this cute town called Tarrytown in New York. It is about an hour from Brooklyn. According to my sister an hour drive is not considered a road trip, but since the hubs and I don't like driving far, for us it's considered a road trip. I really loved Tarrytown. We decided to stay at Tarrytown Estate House Estate on the Hudson and we didn't want to leave at all. I had such a relaxing time by the pool reading a book with the hubs, though it was not warm enough to take a dip in the pool (they also have an indoor pool), but that didn't stop us from enjoying the sunny weather. The property at Tarrytown House Estate is large and has such beautiful landscape. We got lost a couple of times trying to find our room, but by the end of the trip we got the hang of it.
WHERE TO EAT
We decided to take an Uber to Main Street (this is where they have most of the restaurants) so that we wouldn't have to drive and struggle searching for parking. The Uber ride was about $9 each way and it was about a 10 minute drive. Since dinner reservations were for 8:45 we decided to get some tacos at The Taco Project and OMG the tacos were so good! We only had one each because we just came in for appetizers before dinner, but we definitely wanted more. After tacos we decided to get some coffee because I was getting tired. We found a coffee shop called the Coffee Labs Roaster. It was one of the best cappuccinos I have had in a while. The cappuccino reminded me of Italy. The coffee shop had live music. We relaxed there until it was time for dinner. Dinner at Bistro 12 was another amazing choice that night. There are these two gentlemen that served us. I think they were the owners of the restaurant. They made sure that we felt comfortable at all times. For dinner I had the Alaskan King Salmon with vegetables and the hubs had pan seared fish. We both agreed that the food was delicious. After dinner you can take a stroll down Main Street. The town is very safe.
In the morning we decided to head back to Main Street to have breakfast. We really couldn't find a breakfast spot on Yelp so we decided to find a place with breakfast sandwiches, but we never made it to the Deli because on our way we passed by Pik Nik, and the smell of Southern BBQ food drew us in. On this particular day Main Street was closed down for a fair that the town was having. The restaurants had tables out on the street. WOW! The food at Pik Nik was delicious, especially the Mac and Cheese. The owner was very attentive to us and everyone around making us feel at home. We had a two-meat platter and we shared it with an extra side dish. This was yet another great place. The hubs and I had a great time over at Tarrytown. We definitely recommend others to pay this little town a visit, either as a couple, with your family, or with friends. There are so many things to do: from eating, to checking out the historic mansions, or simply taking a stroll in the park.