Destiny USA
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Destiny USA is a 2.4 million square foot tourist destination in Syracuse, NY that includes a strong mix of luxury outlet tenants, restaurants and entertainment. New brands are continuing to open to create a unique and dynamic consumer shopping experience. A stunning three-story glass atrium provides perfect weather year round. Oxford Economics has projected an annual visitation rate of over 29 million visitors from throughout the U.S. and Canada. Destiny USA is expected to be the second most visited shopping center in the country, according to Travel and Leisure magazine. It is the largest LEED Gold certified retail commercial building in the world.
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Yyc
Toronto, Canada324 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
Not worth the hype. Half the mall is stuck in the early 80’s for decor (lot of empty stores )the other half is modern with activities for the family. Apparently Destiny USA has no plumber on staff as most of the
Women’s toilets were plugged up (some even had wrap over the feces plug toilets to stop more people from further plugging them up). Parking is terrible as no one knows how to park in Syracuse and it also takes awhile to find a spot . Also heating and ac were terrible as some parts were okay for temp other areas were freezing. Seriously don’t make this a destination stop as it’s not worth it . Any store here you can find elsewhere, or better .
Written March 5, 2020
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Katie D
1 contribution
May 2022 • Friends
When I was young, Carousel mall (the predecessor of Destiny) was a fun place to go. It was still a large mall, it was clean, and it was safe. Today, the expanded Destiny USA is a sad fossil of what once was a staple in Syracuse. First of all, its sheer square footage makes it impossible to navigate or to get through in a day if you have some shopping to do. Your feet will be hurting after visiting three stores because of how far apart they are from each other. Second, safety is an obvious issue. A place this expansive is too big to employ enough people to keep it safe. I only went on this trip because I had something specific to get, but I always avoid the mall now as a general rule for this reason. Third, stores are leaving. Many popular stores for young women are left out altogether (like Madewell and Anthropologie). The store selection overall is uninteresting and unhelpful. There is also not a single cute cafe to visit for lunch - the closest thing is Panera. Instead of modernizing, making the mall aesthetically pleasing, making it lighter with more natural light, and adding modern stores, the expansion has worsened the mall in almost every way. It is a dark, dingy, dirty, unsafe excuse for a shopping center. When I want to shop, I literally drive an hour and a half to Eastview Mall in Victor (near Rochester). It is a lovely, nicely sized, bright, safe mall with great stores as well as a nice cafe and restaurants.
Written May 26, 2022
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Daria
1 contribution
Nov 2020
Nice Mall but failing with this pandemic. They have fully prepared and put up excellent precautions to protect everyone. However no one regulates them and security says nothing when mutiple groups walk around without a mask or failing to wear it properly. I'm very discouraged to return.
Written November 14, 2020
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Colleen C
Troy, NY2,155 contributions
Jan 2021
we were able to get there with only 40mins. left until it was closed so we just walked the 2 main floor and the basement with 5 shops and we were able to do it all in that time frame. We were not able to go into any of the store because of the lack of time ( which all the stores did close right at 7!!!) BUt with that said we have 2 malls near us and this mall has everything our two mall have the only stores we don;t have that this place has is a 'hot tub, it's sugar, & armaini Stores'. So nothing as a huge draw there other than the gaming upstairs.
Written January 25, 2021
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CVC
Pelham112 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
I am rating it Average at three stars although it is the second largest Mall in the United States. The food is quite terrible at the food courts. They should really do better. Other than that, there are a wide variety of stores to shop at and this is quite the destination to come to if you're searching for a thrill or to see a beautiful mall with lots to offer!
Written February 3, 2020
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Larry W
Rochester, NY21,298 contributions
Jan 2020
I always have a hoot when I visit this mall. There is so much to do....shopping in all the stores, including the outlet stores. There are a ton of great restaurants there, and also lots of activities as well. It is so good that our teenage daughter wants to do her birthday there with friends. I give this mall my highest possible recommendation.
Written January 3, 2020
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522annyr
Staten Island, NY27 contributions
Apr 2021 • Family
What a place!!! This place is amazing. My family and I had a blast. We originally went to Wonderworks but then found out that they have restaurants, stores and more fun to be had. We spent about five hours and didn’t make it to the other side of the mall. Definitely returning.
Written April 8, 2021
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Stacey P
Toronto, Canada122 contributions
Jul 2022 • Solo
The mall is underwhelming and overhyped. Most stores close by 7pm which is very early. It is a bit confusing to navigate, signage is somehow unclear and noneof the electronic directories worked. I would not return nor recommend going out of your way to visit the mall. As well it the walkway that is supposed to take you to the hotel next door, takes you to a part of the parking lot and you still have to walk outdoors
Written July 23, 2022
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triphappy07
Raleigh, NC63 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
So much to do, and not crowded at all. We spent half a day here and probably only saw 15% of it. Felt safe and modern. Had a fun time doing escape room with the teens. Endless activities to do at this place.
Written June 6, 2021
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Angela S
West Chazy, NY30 contributions
Mar 2023
This is a huge mall with a wide variety of stores. We spent all day here and I don't think we even got to see the whole place. Plus there is other things to do like the movies, arcade etc. Several restaurants and a food court to choose from also.
Written March 13, 2023
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  • Mon - Thu 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Fri - Sat 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM


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