Metro North commuter train from Grand Central and 125th St. in New York (city) and other points south, or from Brewster, Wassaic, and other points north on the Harlem line. (See  for maps, schedules, and fare information.)
White Plains has several major highways passing though it.
Interstate 287, which connects to the Tappan-Zee bridge to the west, and Interstate 95 in the east, has several exits which can drop you in many different parts of White Plains.
It is frequently congested due to ongoing construction.
Without traffic, one can make it to Manhattan in 30 minutes.
Take the train from or to Manhattan. Buses connect White Plains with Stamford and locations throughout Westchester. Taxi cabs are available at the train station and by appointment elsewhere in the City. For Bee Line bus info, see . For Metro-North info, see . For information regarding the Stamford I-Bus, see . For information regarding the Tappan Zee Express bus see 
Not too much as far as tourist attractions, but White Plains does a nice job for Saint Patty's day parade and New Year's Celebration. The Ice Rink is a nice resource. The Library is top notch. Saxon Woods Park is worth a visit with a good walking loop in the woods of about 3 miles.
There are a number of malls in White Plains, including the upscale Westchester Mall, as well as the Galleria and White Plains Mall. That said, however, the most popular attraction in White Plains is the Metro North station, which can deposit a traveler into the heart of Manhattan via express train within 35 minutes. If you find yourself in White Plains for any prolonged period, you may want to take advantage of this option.
There are many places for entertainment in White Plains. The city often holds free movies and concerts (small band performances), especially during the summer. During the summer, there is also a farmers market located down the block from city center. City Center is a large complex with shopping and a large movie thearter.
There are little to no native products to White Plains, but most major retailers are located in Town. Departments stores abound but for avid bargain hunters, the best retail therapy can be had approximately thirty minutes away at Woodbury Commons Outlet Mall.
White Plains has all of the major chains represented here. So you can choose between Legal Seafood, PF Chang's, The Cheesecake Factory and Applebee's in case you haven't eaten at one of them in another typical Edge City. There is a large number of local Italian restaurants of varying quality along with the standard Greek diners and ubiquitous middling Chinese fare. For high end Italian try Merlinos. The Indian restaurant on East Post Rd. just received an excellent in the NY Times review. For affordable fare stick with one of the several diners. Many of the restaurants have had formal write ups in the times which can be googled. The Old White Plains Mall has an asian supermarket with prepared Chinese and Japanese food at a reasonable price and of course Whole Foods has quality prepared foods as well.
In addition, there are a variety or restaurants spanning down Mamaroneck Ave with any food anyone could desire. Including upscale restaurants to quick fast food.
Francesco's, 600 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605, . Excellent old-school (50+ years old) Italian restaurant with great pizza, and wonderful atmosphere. Large portion sizes. There are a few parking spaces on the right side of the building. Definitely worth a try and a refreshing departure from all the chain restaurants in the area. Closed Sundays.edit
Bao's Chinese Cuisine, White Plains Mall, 200 Hamilton Avenue #4A, White Plains, NY 10601, . Solid Chinese food in a quiet, attractive sit-down restaurant (which you might not expect) inside the White Plains Mall. Great service. A pleasant respite from the chain restaurants and loud techno-music playing establishments on Mamaroneck Avenue.edit
Lilli Pilli Health Bar, 240 Main Street, White Plains, NY 10601, . Don't be deterred by the name! In addition to excellent cold-pressed juices, Lilli Pilli has a great menu of hot foods, delicious soups and satisfying salads. Also the best self-serve frozen yogurt in town (try the vanilla). There's free wi-fi and plenty of tables to enjoy your meal in a pleasant atmosphere. There are a few (free!) parking spots in the back.edit
Euro Pizza, 120 East Post Road, White Plains, NY 10601, . Try the eggplant slices, they're good.edit
Turkish Cuisine, 116 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10601, . Delicious Turkish food. Excellent hummus and falafel, lentil soup and Jerusalem salad are great. Baklava is delicious. Table service, take-out, delivery and open late.edit
Star Diner, 66 East Post Road, White Plains, NY 10601, . The Star Diner is easy to miss but don't! The diner is in an actual trailer wedged in an alleyway on E. Post Road. Excellent atmosphere. It's open 24-hours with reasonable prices and standard diner food. edit
Splendid Coffee Shop, 106 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10601, . Diner style restaurant with large selection and fast service. A great place for breakfast or lunch.edit
Gaucho Grill, White Plains Plaza, 1 North Broadway, White Plains, NY 10601, . Argentinean Steakhouse, but has one of White Plains' best brunches too! The brunch is a buffet and suitable for vegetarians. The tres leches cake is to die for.edit
White Plains Bake Shoppe, 466 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605, . Great bakery in White Plains. Many newer bakeries have come and gone over the years, this one has stuck around for over a decade. It's great. They also have iced coffee.edit
There is a cluster of bars on Mamaroneck Ave between Maple and Main St. which is the center of White Plains nightlife. If the Irish Pubs in this vicinity do not quite suit the bill there is another small cluster of bars down East Post Road as you head to South Broadway.
The Beechmont Tavern White Plains, 213 East Post Road, White Plains, NY 10601, . A non-Mamaroneck Avenue bar that tends to be quieter than the rest. Great for watching sports, excellent friendly staff. A good place to go for if you'd like to be able to have a conversation while you enjoy a cocktail.edit
Hastings Tea, 235 Main Street, White Plains, NY 10601, . Nice place for high-quality tea blends, and coffee (try the dark roast coffee). Locally-made pastries are available. Staff is very pleasant and friendly. Free wi-fi and plenty of seats. The iced teas are very refreshing in warm weather. Sometimes they have live music!edit
Crowne Plaza White Plains Hotel, , A full service hotel in downtown White Plains near Westchester Mall. Meeting facilities perfect for business functions, weddings, receptions, bar mitzvahs, and more.
Hampton Inn White Plains/Tarrytown, 200 Tarrytown Road, ☎ 914-592-5680, . Conveniently located on 119 (near routes 87 and 287). Meeting rooms available to accommodate your corporate meetings. Group rates offered.edit
Renaissance Westchester Hotel, 80 West Red Oak Lane, +1 914 694-5400, Toll-free: +1 800 891-2696, Fax: +1 914 694-5616, .
Residence Inn White Plains Westchester County, 5 Barker Avenue, +1 914 761-7700, Fax: +1 914 761-0136, .
Ritz-Carlton Westchester, 3 Renaissance Square (right dowtown, tallest building), ☎ 419-946-5500, . checkin: 3; checkout: 12. Simply the best hotel in Westchester. Check online for best rates!$200+. edit
Doral Arrowwood, 975 Anderson Hill Road Rye Brook, ☎ 914-939-5500, . checkin: 2PM; checkout: noon. Nestled amid 114 wooded acres in Rye Brook village in Westchester County.edit
Hyatt House White Plains, 101 Corporate Park Drive, ☎ 1-914-251-9700, . edit
Cambria Suites, 250 Main Street, White Plains, NY 10601, ☎ (914) 681-0500, . Beautiful new all-suites hotel opened in late 2014. Great rooms and very nice lobby/bar restaurant area with outdoor terrace.edit
White Plains is the center of the County and is convenient to NYC. An express train takes less than thirty minutes to Midtown Manhattan. The bus can be taken into the Bronx (try the Zoo, Botanical Gardens or Arthur Avenue). Westchester County Airport is ten minutes away.