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Find fun things to do in New Rochelle near NYC

After a filling breakfast, set out from Radisson Hotel New Rochelle for the nearby Amtrak and Metro-North Railroad station to take the 25-minute ride to Grand Central Station. From there you can explore the world-renowned sights of Midtown Manhattan, including Fifth Avenue, MoMA, Central Park and Times Square. Get tickets to see the Knicks or the Yankees play, visit the Bronx Zoo or catch a hit Broadway show while you're exploring New York City.

For things to do closer to the hotel, you can set sail in Municipal Marina, tour the Thomas Paine Cottage Museum or get lost in the mirror maze at Playland. Visiting the area to check out a local college? Our hotel is within 10 minutes of Iona College, The College of New Rochelle and the Monroe College New Rochelle Campus. Business travelers appreciate being a train ride away from major corporations in NYC, White Plains, NY and Greenwich, CT.


  • Monroe College (0.1 mile)
    Located in downtown, the New Rochelle campus of Monroe College is a well-respected educational institution just steps from the Radisson.
    Phone: +1 (914) 632-5400
  • The College of New Rochelle (0.3 miles)
    Founded in 1904, this private learning institution has four schools on its gorgeously landscaped campus as well as four satellite campuses throughout New York City.
    Phone: +1 (914) 654-5000
  • Iona College (0.3 miles)
    This Congregation of Christian Brothers-affiliated school offers more than 60 majors, 40 minors and 45 graduate programs.
    Phone: +1 (914) 633-2000
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine (7.5 miles)
    Known for its breakthrough research, this premier medical school is training the next generation of top-level physicians, dentists and clinical researchers.
    Phone: +1 (718) 430-2000

Family fun:

  • New Roc City (0.2 miles)
    Discover something for everyone at this complex, which includes an arcade, amusement rides, an IMAX theater, a go-kart track, shopping and restaurants.
  • Municipal Marina (0.6 miles)
    This popular harbor provides the perfect launch point for a day of sailing or fishing.
    Phone: +1 (914) 235-6930
  • Playland (4 miles)
    Take a boat ride, go for a spin on one of the kid-friendly rides or accelerate your fun on the Super Flight roller coaster when you visit Playland.
    Phone: +1 (914) 813-7010
  • City Island (5 miles) 
    This quaint seaport community is home to excellent restaurants, unique shopping and recreation. You can charter a fishing excursion or yacht tour while at City Island.

Art and history:

  • Glen Island Park (1 mile)
    Enjoy a picnic on this 105-acre island before walking among the late 19th-century castles, sculptures and towers that are scattered throughout the park.
    Phone: +1 (914) 813-6720
  • Thomas Paine Cottage Museum (1 mile)
    Once owned by one of America's founders, the Thomas Paine Cottage is home to a variety of Colonial and Revolutionary War-era artifacts.
    Phone: +1 (914) 633-1776
  • Emelin Theatre (3 miles)
    Catch a play, concert or comedy act at Emelin Theatre, which also features indie films, Hollywood movies and kid-friendly shows.
    Phone: +1 (914) 698-0098