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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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Museum of Science & Technology
Museum of Science & Technology
Owner description: The Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology is a hands-on science museum for people of all ages covering everything from Nano science to dark matter. We have hundreds... more Owner description: The Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology is a hands-on science museum for people of all ages covering everything from Nano science to dark matter. We have hundreds of exhibits filling 35,000 square feet of space, as well as the only public planetarium in Central New York and the only domed IMAX(R) theater in New York state. Our mission is to be a pre-eminent science and technology center, inspiring all generations through hands-on education and entertainment. Have the MOST fun while you discover, learn & play! less
Attraction type: Science Museums
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NBT Bank Stadium
NBT Bank Stadium
Attraction type: Arenas & Stadiums
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The Oncenter
The Oncenter
Owner description: A three-city-block facility located in the heart of Syracuse, New York, The Oncenter has flexible meeting, convention, banquet and event space to accommodate groups and functions... more Owner description: A three-city-block facility located in the heart of Syracuse, New York, The Oncenter has flexible meeting, convention, banquet and event space to accommodate groups and functions of all sizes. Since the opening of the War Memorial Arena in 1951, to the harmonious addition of the John H. Mulroy Civic Center Theaters in 1975, to the building of the Nicolas J. Pirro Convention Center in 1992, the Oncenter has been the entertainment and conference preference of local, regional and National attendees. Whether you are interested in watching a hockey game, singing along with one of the Famous Artists Broadway shows, watching Disney on Ice, attending a car, snowmobile or ice fishing show, or planning your annual group conference, The Oncenter welcomes you.Our professional experienced management team is here to ensure that each and every guest’s Oncenter experience is a positive, memorable event. less
Attraction type: Conference & Convention Centres
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Columbus Baking Co
Columbus Baking Co
Ranked #1 of 661 Restaurants in Syracuse
Good for: Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Lunch, Takeout
Pastabilities
Pastabilities
Ranked #2 of 661 Restaurants in Syracuse
Price: US$ 5 - US$ 25
Cuisines: Italian, Fusion
Good for: Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
Ranked #3 of 661 Restaurants in Syracuse
Price: US$ 8 - US$ 20
Cuisines: American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Kitty Hoynes Irish Pub & Restaurant
Kitty Hoynes Irish Pub & Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 661 Restaurants in Syracuse
Cuisines: Bar, American, Irish
Good for: Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Drinks, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Joey's Classic Italian Dining
Joey's Classic Italian Dining
Ranked #5 of 661 Restaurants in Syracuse
Price:
Cuisines: Italian, American
Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, 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
US$ 61 - US$ 123
Ranked #15 of 32 Hotels in Syracuse
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Ancestor's Inn at the Bassett House
US$ 65 - US$ 90
Ranked #4 of 7 Syracuse B&B and Inns

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Super 8 Liverpool/ Syracuse Area
2.0 of 5
Super 8 Liverpool/ Syracuse Area
US$ 46 - US$ 77
Ranked #5 of 12 Hotels in Liverpool
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Hampton Inn & Suites Syracuse Erie Blvd/I-690
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn & Suites Syracuse Erie Blvd/I-690
US$ 132 - US$ 189
Ranked #1 of 32 Hotels in Syracuse
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Quality Inn & Suites Downtown
2.5 of 5
Quality Inn & Suites Downtown
US$ 76 - US$ 168
Ranked #6 of 32 Hotels in Syracuse
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Holiday Inn Express Syracuse / Fairgrounds
2.5 of 5
Holiday Inn Express Syracuse / Fairgrounds
US$ 113 - US$ 166
Ranked #7 of 32 Hotels in Syracuse
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

Marriott Syracuse Downtown
4.0 of 5 Marriott Syracuse Downtown
US$ 166 - US$ 256
Ranked #17 of 32 Hotels in Syracuse
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