- Metro-North Railroad - Harlem line, service to Mount Vernon East (New Haven line) and Mount Vernon West and Fleetwood (Harlem line) stations from New York City's Grand Central Terminal takes about 30 minutes. On-board train fares are subject to a stiff surcharge, so buy your tickets at the station or at the vending machines.
Metro North is also a convenient means of getting here from Yankee Stadium, the Bronx Zoo, and the Botanical Garden.
Several parkways (no trucks!) are nearby, including the Bronx River Parkway just to the west, the Hutchinson River Parkway just to the west, and the Cross-County Parkway, which provides cars (not trucks!) access to the Saw Mill River Parkway and the New York State Thruway. Interstate 95 is just south of the city.
Several Westchester County bus routes serve Mount Vernon, including those connecting it to the Amtrak stations at Yonkers and New Rochelle.
- 1 Saint Paul's Church National Historic Site, 897 South Columbus Ave., ☏ . A National Historic Site with an 18th-century church used as a Revolutionary War hospital and a cemetery with burial stones dating to 1704. Open from 9AM to 5PM Monday through Friday, and usually the second Saturday of each month from noon to 4PM. Beginning in July 2012, the site will be open from 1PM to 9PM on the first Thursday of each month. Free.
- Johnny's Pizzeria, 30 W Lincoln Ave, ☏ . Mt Vernon,
- [formerly dead link] The Bayou, 580 Gramatan Ave, ☏ . Mt Vernon. Lively bar has live music Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights.