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SyracuseUnited States of America

This city in Central New York’s Finger Lakes region offers college sports, summer sunshine and plentiful winter snow for year-round indoor and outdoor activities.

Enjoy fun-filled days of outdoor activities, shopping and cultural pursuits in the geographic heart of New York State. Syracuse has old roots as the primary supplier of salt for the United States. The modern presence of Syracuse University and numerous attractions give it a youthful vigor.

Kick-start your visit with outdoor activities at local parks. Spend half a day or more at Onondaga Lake Park. Walk along 7 miles (11 kilometers) of shoreline, rent a boat, visit the butterfly garden and play ball games on the sports fields. While you’re there, investigate the Salt Museum on the lake’s eastern shore to learn about the industry that built Syracuse.

Delve into the past at the Erie Canal Museum to learn about New York canals’ important role in American history. See how the 363-mile (584-kilometer) Erie route was built by hand.

Fill your shopping bags at Destiny USA, a massive six-story mall with more than 250 outlets. It also has attractions such as a mirror maze and the Canyon Climb Adventure, a suspended indoor climbing course.

Buy tickets in advance for an NCAA Division I college sports event inside the Syracuse University Carrier Dome. Join the college crowd to celebrate afterward at the Armory Square neighborhood.

Treat children to a visit to the Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park; it houses more than 700 animals, including elephants, tigers, bears and wolves. If you’re in the city in August go to the Great New York State Fair, with 12 days of rides, exhibits and entertainment. Check the fairgrounds website to see what events are happening at other times of the year.

Syracuse is 160 miles (257 kilometers) from Niagara Falls and 246 miles (396 kilometers) from New York City, with bus service from both locations. It has its own airport. Lake Ontario and the waterfalls, parks, hiking trails and ski slopes of the Finger Lakes region are about an hour away, offering swimming, skiing, hiking, fishing and autumn leaf-peeping.

Where to stay in Syracuse

Top hotels in Syracuse

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Syracuse North Airport, NY
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Syracuse North Airport, NY
2.5 out of 5
401 7th North St, Liverpool, NY
The price is Rs5,705 per night from 6 Dec to 7 Dec

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Destiny USA and 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from Onondaga Lake Park. Landmark Theatre and The Oncenter are ...

4.2/5Excellent! (704 reviews)

"Clean, quiet, and very friendly staff. I have stayed here multiple times and have NEVER had a complaint!"…"

Reviewed on 24 Nov 2020

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Syracuse North Airport, NY
Marriott Syracuse Downtown
Marriott Syracuse Downtown
4 out of 5
100 East Onondaga Street, Syracuse, NY
The price is Rs6,166 per night from 10 Dec to 11 Dec

Located in Downtown Syracuse, this historic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Onondaga County War Memorial, Landmark Theatre and Everson Museum of Art. The ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (692 reviews)

"Spotless! COVID-careful, very satisfied with protocols. A Would give 5 stars but - no microwave in room, couldn’t warm our food and beverages."…"

Reviewed on 30 Nov 2020

Marriott Syracuse Downtown
Embassy Suites by Hilton Syracuse Destiny USA
Embassy Suites by Hilton Syracuse Destiny USA
3.5 out of 5
311-371 Hiawatha Blvd., Syracuse, NY
The price is Rs8,704 per night from 9 Dec to 10 Dec

Located in Lakefront, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Destiny USA, Museum of Science and Technology and Erie Canal Museum. Landmark Theatre and Everson Museum ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (992 reviews)

"The hotel was impeccably clean and everyone was very friendly. The room was beautiful and comfortable for us. We loved our stay and would come back again if returning to the area."…"

Reviewed on 22 Nov 2020

Embassy Suites by Hilton Syracuse Destiny USA
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Syracuse

Staybridge Suites Liverpool Syra
Staybridge Suites Liverpool Syra
3.5 out of 5
439 Electronics Pkwy, Liverpool, NY
The price is Rs7,440 per night from 18 Dec to 19 Dec

Situated in Liverpool, this aparthotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Hopkins Road County Park and 3.1 mi (5 km) from Destiny USA. Sainte Marie among the Iroquois and ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (305 reviews)

"my daughter and i liked the big parking lot to walk. we definately enjoyed the 2 bdrm room we had. my son has an interview in a couple of weeks so we will be staying with you again. your front desk clerk on 2nd shift on 9/20/2020, was great. he was very polite and helpful with directions outside ..."…"

Reviewed on 22 Sep 2020

Staybridge Suites Liverpool Syra
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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