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Best of Syracuse Guide

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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

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 2017 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 2017 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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New York State Fairgrounds
New York State Fairgrounds
Attraction type: State Parks
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 691 Restaurants in Syracuse
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Joey's Classic Italian Dining
Joey's Classic Italian Dining
Ranked #2 of 691 Restaurants in Syracuse
Price:
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Pastabilities
Pastabilities
Ranked #3 of 691 Restaurants in Syracuse
Price: $5 - $25
Cuisines: Italian, Fusion
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
Ranked #4 of 691 Restaurants in Syracuse
Price: $8 - $20
Cuisines: American, Bar, Barbecue
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Kitty Hoynes Irish Pub & Restaurant
Kitty Hoynes Irish Pub & Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 691 Restaurants in Syracuse
Cuisines: Bar, American, Irish, Pub
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

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Ancestor's Inn at the Bassett House
$65 - $90
Ranked #5 of 7 Syracuse B&B and Inns

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Knights Inn Syracuse/Liverpool
2.0 of 5
Knights Inn Syracuse/Liverpool
$47 - $103
Ranked #4 of 11 Hotels in Liverpool
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Knights Inn Syracuse/Liverpool
2.0 of 5
Knights Inn Syracuse/Liverpool
$47 - $103
Ranked #4 of 11 Hotels in Liverpool
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Hampton Inn & Suites Syracuse Erie Blvd/I-690
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn & Suites Syracuse Erie Blvd/I-690
$120 - $189
Ranked #1 of 31 Hotels in Syracuse
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Parkview Hotel
3.0 of 5
Parkview Hotel
$143 - $189
Ranked #4 of 31 Hotels in Syracuse
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Marriott Syracuse Downtown
4.0 of 5
Marriott Syracuse Downtown
$148 - $290
Ranked #5 of 31 Hotels in Syracuse
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.