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“Worst of the worst”
Review of Destiny USA

Destiny USA
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Ranked #2 of 71 things to do in Syracuse
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Owner description: 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.
Upstate NY
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Worst of the worst”
Reviewed August 7, 2013

A massive, sprawling mess of a mall, full of nothing but the exact same chains you can see in any other mall in the country. A couple nice perks like the go-kart track, a few of the theater spaces are state-of-the-art (not all), but avoid this white elephant at all costs. If you want the prime example of what is wrong with this country, and want to contribute to our demise, then of course dive right in. If you want anything with a dose of regional character/flavor and want to keep your money away from the McDonaldization of the planet, then drive 2.5 minutes to Armory Square, or Syracuse's Little Italy. You will have a better time, your money will go towards something other than billlion-dollar ad campaigns/CEO mega-salaries, and you won't feel like your soul needs a shower afterwards.

Visited July 2013
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Syracuse, New York
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43 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A Must See if you Visit Syracuse”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

Destiny USA has great stores and a huge variety of awesome restaurants to choose from. Make sure you visit the new Canyon area - new shops are opening all the time. If you are a AAA member, pick up a coupon book at the customer service desk.

Visited July 2013
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Brooklyn, New York
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Big Shopping”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

This mall is truly huge and has so many stores and sections that I'm sure I haven't seen all of it even though I spent two days there. When I go back I'm trying out the racecar track...and definitely more shopping.

Visited July 2013
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Fulton, New York
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Wonderworks”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

This part of the Mall is great for all ages. We enjoyed the race track races that are on the 3rd floor also. There is plenty of eateries and clothes shopping.

Visited May 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
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30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“What a Mall!”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

Great Mall, and great shopping. Lots of parking.
As a Canadian, I could not get over the price, and loved to visits stores that we do not have here.
didn't want to leave Macy's!!

Visited July 2013
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