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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 shore of lakes Onondaga, is within 20 miles of the beautiful Finger Lakes region and 30 miles from Lake Ontario. 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 center. Planning a winter trip? Bundle up - Syracuse is renowned for its snowy winters

All things to do » Things to do

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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Rosamond Gifford Zoo
Rosamond Gifford Zoo
Attraction type: Zoos
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Onondaga Historical Association
Onondaga Historical Association
Attraction type: Specialty 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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All places to eat » Places to eat

The Cider Mill
The Cider Mill
Ranked #1 of 621 Restaurants in Syracuse
Price: $8 - $18
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Darwin
Darwin
Ranked #2 of 621 Restaurants in Syracuse
Cuisines: Sandwiches, Delicatessen
Dining options: Lunch
Columbus Baking Co
Columbus Baking Co
Ranked #3 of 621 Restaurants in Syracuse
Cuisines: Italian, Bakeries
Dining options: Lunch
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
Ranked #4 of 621 Restaurants in Syracuse
Cuisines: Barbecue
Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Takeout
Kitty Hoynes Irish Pub & Restaurant
Kitty Hoynes Irish Pub & Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 621 Restaurants in Syracuse
Cuisines: Irish
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Red Roof Inn Syracuse
2.0 of 5
Red Roof Inn Syracuse
$57 - $110
Ranked #11 of 30 Hotels in Syracuse
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Downing International Hostel
2.0 of 5
Downing International Hostel
$58 - $65
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Knights Inn Syracuse / Liverpool
2.0 of 5
Knights Inn Syracuse / Liverpool
$50 - $95
Ranked #6 of 12 Hotels in Liverpool
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Bed & Breakfast Turtle Street
Bed & Breakfast Turtle Street
$90 - $190
Ranked #1 of 7 Syracuse B&B and Inns
Bed & Breakfast Wellington
Bed & Breakfast Wellington
$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
$116 - $189
Ranked #5 of 30 Hotels in Syracuse
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