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Best of Syracuse Guide

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Syracuse
Syracuse is a city of hills, valleys, lakes and streams. The city sits on the shores of lakes Onondaga and Ontario, within 20 miles of the beautiful Finger Lakes region. Syracuse offers big-city amenities with a small-town feel: a symphony orchestra, an opera company, professional sports teams, museums and art galleries. Planning a summer trip? Don't miss the Great New York State Fair at the Empire Expo centre. Planning a winter trip? Wrap up warm – Syracuse is renowned for its snowy winters.

All things to do » Things to do

Rosamond Gifford Zoo
Rosamond Gifford Zoo
Attraction type: Zoos
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Erie Canal Museum
Erie Canal Museum
Owner description: Winner of TripAdvisor's 2015 Certificate of Excellence, the Erie Canal Museum is housed in the National Register 1850 Weighlock Building, the only structure of its kind in the... more Owner description: Winner of TripAdvisor's 2015 Certificate of Excellence, the Erie Canal Museum is housed in the National Register 1850 Weighlock Building, the only structure of its kind in the United States. The unique building where canal cargo was once weighed is the Museum's most important artifact and a centerpiece for interpretation of Erie Canal history. The Museum shows visitors 200 years of Erie Canal history through interactive displays, hands-on exhibits, narrative audio tracks and original artifacts. Includes a full-size replica canal boat, exhibits on Erie Canal commerce, communities and everyday life; temporary exhibits and the outdoor Locktender's Garden display. The Museum shop offers historic maps, books for children and adults, T-shirts, Canal-inspired toys and more. Admission is free with a $5 suggested donation. Hours are Monday-Saturday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. with the exception of major holidays. Free parking in Visitor Center spaces in lot on Erie Boulevard East. The Museum also serves as the Syracuse Heritage Area Visitor Center, providing information, brochures, maps and interpretive signage throughout downtown Syracuse. less
Attraction type: History Museums
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Webster Pond
Webster Pond
Attraction type: Bodies of Water
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Museum of Science & Technology
Museum of Science & Technology
Owner description: A museum that features hand-on exhibits in a broad range of scientific areas, including physics, the universe and space travel, computers and telecommunications, the environment... more Owner description: A museum that features hand-on exhibits in a broad range of scientific areas, including physics, the universe and space travel, computers and telecommunications, the environment and more. The museum also includes New York State's only Full-Dome IMAX Omnitheater. less
Attraction type: Science Museums
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NBT Bank Stadium
NBT Bank Stadium
Attraction type: Arenas & Stadiums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Columbus Baking Co
Columbus Baking Co
Ranked #1 of 621 Restaurants in Syracuse
Cuisines: Italian, Bakeries
Dining options: Lunch
Darwin
Darwin
Ranked #2 of 621 Restaurants in Syracuse
Cuisines: Sandwiches, Delicatessen
Dining options: Lunch
The Cider Mill
The Cider Mill
Ranked #3 of 621 Restaurants in Syracuse
Price: USD 8 - 18
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
Ranked #4 of 621 Restaurants in Syracuse
Cuisines: Barbecue
Good for: Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Delivery, After-hours, Takeout
Joey's Classic Italian Dining
Joey's Classic Italian Dining
Ranked #5 of 621 Restaurants in Syracuse
Price:
Cuisines: Italian, American, Seafood
Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Red Roof Inn Syracuse
2.0 of 5
Red Roof Inn Syracuse
USD 59 - 116
Ranked #12 of 30 Hotels in Syracuse
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Downing International Hostel
2.0 of 5
Downing International Hostel
USD 32 - 67
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Knights Inn Syracuse / Liverpool
2.0 of 5
Knights Inn Syracuse / Liverpool
USD 52 - 103
Ranked #6 of 12 Hotels in Liverpool
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Bed & Breakfast Turtle Street
Bed & Breakfast Turtle Street
USD 90 - 190
Ranked #1 of 7 Syracuse B&B and Inns
Bed & Breakfast Wellington
Bed & Breakfast Wellington
USD 99 - 150
Ranked #2 of 7 Syracuse B&B and Inns
Holiday Inn Express Syracuse / Fairgrounds
2.5 of 5
Holiday Inn Express Syracuse / Fairgrounds
USD 117 - 191
Ranked #4 of 30 Hotels in Syracuse
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