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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: The Erie Canal Museum, located in downtown Syracuse, is housed in the National Register 1850 Syracuse Weighlock Building, the only structure of its kind in the United States. The... more Owner description: The Erie Canal Museum, located in downtown Syracuse, is housed in the National Register 1850 Syracuse Weighlock Building, the only structure of its kind in the United States. The unique weighlock building is to this day the Museum's most important artifact and a centerpiece for the interpretation of Erie Canal history. The Museum is dedicated to telling the great American adventure story of the Erie Canal, a story that was a key factor in America's phenomenal growth. The Erie Canal Museum collects and conserves Canal material, champions an appreciation and understanding of Erie Canal history through educational programming, and promotes an awareness of the Canal's transforming effects on the past, present and future. The Museum includes a full size canal boat, hands-on interactive exhibits, vignettes about life along the canal and the outdoor Locktender's Garden. The Museum also has a gift shop with Erie Canal books, photos, and gifts. As the first canal museum in New York State, the Erie Canal Museum serves as an entry point and node to the other interpretive centers along the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor. The Erie Canal Museum is also the site of the Syracuse Heritage Area Visitor Center that provides information, brochures, and maps to visitors and includes 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: Museums; History museums
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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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Webster Pond
Webster Pond
Attraction type: Bodies of water
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All places to eat » Places to eat

The Cider Mill
The Cider Mill
Ranked #1 of 611 Restaurants in Syracuse
Price: $8 - $18
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Dinner, Takeout
Darwin
Darwin
Ranked #2 of 611 Restaurants in Syracuse
Cuisines: Delicatessen
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
Ranked #3 of 611 Restaurants in Syracuse
Cuisines: Barbecue
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Kitty Hoynes Irish Pub & Restaurant
Kitty Hoynes Irish Pub & Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 611 Restaurants in Syracuse
Cuisines: Irish
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Daniella's Steakhouse
Daniella's Steakhouse
Ranked #5 of 611 Restaurants in Syracuse
Price: $15 - $20
Cuisines: American, Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Red Roof Inn Syracuse
2.0 of 5
Red Roof Inn Syracuse
$56 - $99
Ranked #13 of 30 Hotels in Syracuse
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Knights Inn Syracuse / Liverpool
1.5 of 5
Knights Inn Syracuse / Liverpool
$51 - $103
Ranked #6 of 12 Hotels in Liverpool
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BEST WESTERN Tully Inn
2.0 of 5
BEST WESTERN Tully Inn
$76 - $124
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Tully
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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
$110 - $187
Ranked #5 of 30 Hotels in Syracuse
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