Friday, August 15, 2014

Hometown Hidden Gems with RelayRides

RelayRides, a website (and app!) that lets you rent a car anywhere in the country, asked me if I would like to write a post about a local hidden gem. Of course, I said yes! I absolutely love where I live! I live in Westchester County, which is right above New York City. I could've picked a hidden gem in the city, but I wouldn't really call it my hometown, so I picked Untermyer Gardens Conservatory, or as everyone here calls it Untermyer Park. 

It's a small but breathtaking garden in Yonkers that has a few different sections: a walled garden that has a fountain, plants and flowers, and it's beauty is in its symmetry; the Temple of Love, which is a temple made of rocks that overlooks the Hudson River (you can see me standing in it above); and an open grassy area. 

When I was little, my dad would take me and my brothers to the park and everyone would be sitting on blankets or in foldable chairs on the open lawn listening to classical music. I remember running with my younger brothers to the Temple of Love because we thought it was so cool that there was a structure made of rocks. We always thought that no one else knew about it because we would be the only ones there. Those concerts still go on every summer. 

I visited Untermyer Park with my mom and brothers in June because we hadn't been in several years and it was my mom's first time visiting the park. It's safe to say she loves it and thought it was magnificent. 

You can see other people's Hometown Hidden Gems on RelayRide's Pinterest!

What local hidden gem do you love to visit?

**RelayRides asked me to write this post, but all opinions are my own.**

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  1. This park is absolutely gorgeous!!

  2. Oh wow - this looks like an amazing place!!!

  3. What a breathtakingly stunning place! I'm pretty sure I would spend my days there if I lived in the area!

  4. The view is incredible and the gardens, stunning!

  5. Oh, dear Sara, this is indeed a little gem! Love this location and the pictures you show here, it must be wonderful there <3

    xx from Germany/Bavaria, Rena

  6. Lovely pictures, looks like an amazing place, very beautiful.


  7. Wow, those photos are gorgeous!! I'll bet the view was even more beautiful in person.

    xo Jackie

    Something About That

  8. It looks beautiful there!!


  9. So beautiful! My favorite thing to do is to find hidden gems throughout Chicago! I make a rule to myself to find a new place each week! So far my favorites are finding new used bookstores and coffee shops <3

  10. What an absolutely gorgeous place! The architecture is just stunning - and in the sunlight, it all looks magical :)

  11. i have never been there but it looks awesome!!

  12. So beautiful. This would be a pretty wedding location.

  13. Yes, you definitely should! It's a great little garden! And we live so close! That's awesome!

  14. It's wonderful! You should go when you come back up one day!

  15. I would love to come back in the fall because I think all of the colors will be so beautiful!

  16. That's a great idea!! I was thinking of doing more local posts! NYC is over-covered, but Westchester not so much and it's a great place!

  17. Yes, it's so beautiful and great walking around!

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