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Syracuse

Travel Guide
Clinton Square featuring a city, a garden and heritage architecture

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

Crowne Plaza Syracuse, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Syracuse, an IHG Hotel
3.5 out of 5
701 E Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY
Fully refundable
The price is Rs7,752 per night from 5 Aug to 5 Aug
Located in Downtown Syracuse, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Community Folk Art Center and SUNY Upstate Medical University. Landmark Theatre and Armory ...
3.9/5Very Good! (965 reviews)
"We liked that the location was convenient. There were two rooms left in the city and so we stayed here. It was quiet even though it was downtown. The breakfast was gross. We got the homemade hash and the few pieces of corned beef that was in there was either all grizzly or full of fat. Both my husband ..."

Reviewed on 30 Jul 2021

Crowne Plaza Syracuse, an IHG Hotel
Marriott Syracuse Downtown
Marriott Syracuse Downtown
4 out of 5
100 East Onondaga Street, Syracuse, NY
The price is Rs10,187 per night from 4 Aug to 4 Aug
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! (891 reviews)

Reviewed on 30 Jul 2021

Marriott Syracuse Downtown
Embassy Suites Syracuse
Embassy Suites Syracuse
3.5 out of 5
6646 Old Collamer Road South, East Syracuse, NY
The price is Rs10,373 per night from 16 Aug to 16 Aug
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Brooklawn Golf Course and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Palace Theater. Destiny USA and Old Erie Canal Historic ...
4/5Very Good! (145 reviews)
"Great, clean property"

Reviewed on 26 Jul 2021

Embassy Suites Syracuse
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.
31 Street Broadway Hotel
31 Street Broadway Hotel
2 out of 5
38 West 31st Street, New York, NY
The price is Rs2,605 per night from 1 Aug to 1 Aug
Located in Midtown, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of 5th Avenue and Empire State Building. Macy's and Madison Square Garden are also within 10 minutes. ...
2.6/5 (417 reviews)
"This place is exactly as described on Expedia. I stayed for three nights with my three young kids. The room was clean as was the bathroom down the hall. It is not the Ritz, but it is perfect for folks wanting to visit New York on a budget and needing a safe and comfortable place to sleep. The location ..."

Reviewed on 14 Jul 2021

31 Street Broadway Hotel
Home2 Suites by Hilton Amherst Buffalo
Home2 Suites by Hilton Amherst Buffalo
2.5 out of 5
3820 Ridge Lea Rd, Amherst, NY
The price is Rs9,658 per night from 2 Aug to 2 Aug
Situated in the shopping district, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Lasertron and 2.5 mi (4 km) from University At Buffalo - North Campus. Boulevard Mall and ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (522 reviews)
"Great location. Facility was clean. Room is comfortable, clean and spacious."

Reviewed on 30 Jul 2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton Amherst Buffalo
Home2 Suites by Hilton Queensbury Lake George
Home2 Suites by Hilton Queensbury Lake George
2.5 out of 5
524 Aviation Rd, Queensbury, NY
The price is Rs10,057 per night from 29 Aug to 29 Aug
Situated in Queensbury, this aparthotel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Aviation Mall and within 3 miles (5 km) of Great Escape and Splashwater Kingdom and Outlets at ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (368 reviews)
"Property was great for our family of 6…all slept comfortably, pool area was great, breakfast was as expected…customer service was excellent…overall a great experience"

Reviewed on 30 Jul 2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton Queensbury Lake George
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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