Mamaroneck usually refers to Mamaroneck Village. There is also Mamaroneck Town that encompasses Mamaroneck Village, Larchmont Village, and additional land called the unincorporated area.
Mamaroneck is a largely suburban bedroom community along Long Island Sound.
Your best bet is to drive in unless you are just visiting the strip along Mamaroneck Avenue. Unless there is a major event going on, parking can easily be found. The other major alternative is to take Metro North Railroad's New Haven Line to the Mamaroneck station. It is about 35 minutes from New York and the fare is $14.50 round trip off peak. The train stain is on the man drag (Mamaroneck Avenue) about three blocks from the water. Westchester County also operates Bee-Line busses. Routes 60 and 61 stop in Mamaroneck.
Getting around the downtown can easily be done by walking. Otherwise, driving is your best bet. Taxis are easily available.
This annual carnival happens evenings around July 4th. Amusement Rides, carnival food. The fireworks on the fourth attracts crowds from far and wide.
There are many good restaurants along Mamaroneck Avenue.
Fairly well respected cafe serving light fare.
Famous hot dog stand.
Famous local pizza joint. Former residents returning after time away often make this thier first stop returning to town.
Glass and chrome with an extensive menu, decent food and service. Very clean.