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Armory Square

Home to Syracuse’s highest concentration of bars and restaurants, this lively city square is the perfect place for a night out in Central New York.

Beloved by students, shoppers, foodies, kids and architecture fans, Armory Square is one of the most popular destinations in the Syracuse area. Most warehouses and factories here serving the Erie Canal were built between 1860 and 1890. The impressive brick buildings that surround the square later fell into disrepair, but were reclaimed and revitalized in the 1980s. Visit this area, now thriving with an eclectic and prized selection of bars and restaurants that suit every taste. Armory Square is an homage to both Syracuse’s industrial past and its present community.

Arrive early for dinner, because Armory Square has plenty to do before you eat. View the Shot Clock Monument, in the northwestern part of the square, which memorializes the invention of the 24-second basketball shot clock by a Syracuse basketball coach. Admire the castle-like splendor of the Armory and have hours of fun at the Museum of Science and Technology located inside. 

Enjoy a show or just poke your head in the Landmark Theater to see the splendor of the building, whose ornate lobby has a regal appearance. Shop at the boutiques, chain stores and independent shops lining the wide, leafy pedestrian path that circles the square.

Savor a delicious meal at one of the area’s many restaurants and breweries. After dinner, stroll along the Onondaga Creekwalk, a path that starts in the square and meanders over 2.6 miles (4.2 kilometers) to the lakefront. Do the whole thing, or just a part, before coming back and relaxing on the bridge as you appreciate the serene atmosphere of nature just steps away from the hustle and bustle of the square. 

Reach Armory Square in 15 minutes by car from the Syracuse airport or walk from other areas of Syracuse’s downtown. A bus service, the Corridor to SU, connects Armory Square to Syracuse University and the hotels located in the area. Plentiful metered street parking and larger parking structures are available in the area.


Best Lodging Options Near Armory Square

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Marriott Syracuse Downtown $103
Marriott Syracuse Downtown

Marriott Syracuse Downtown

100 East Onondaga Street, Syracuse, NY
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Downtown Syracuse, this historic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Onondaga County War Memorial, Landmark Theatre, and Everson Museum of Art. The Oncenter and Armory Square are also within 10 minutes.

    Embassy Suites by Hilton Syracuse Destiny USA $118
    Embassy Suites by Hilton Syracuse Destiny USA

    Embassy Suites by Hilton Syracuse Destiny USA

    311-371 Hiawatha Blvd., Syracuse, NY
       
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Lakefront, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Destiny USA, Museum of Science and Technology, and Erie Canal Museum. Landmark Theatre and Everson Museum of Art are also within 3 mi (5 km). Syracuse Regional Transportation Center is 17 minutes by foot.

      Aloft Syracuse Inner Harbor $119
      Aloft Syracuse Inner Harbor

      Aloft Syracuse Inner Harbor

      310 West Kirkpatrick Street, Syracuse, NY
         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Downtown Syracuse, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Museum of International Masks and Puppets, Destiny USA, and Armory Square. Carrier Dome and Syracuse University are also within 3 mi (5 km). Syracuse Regional Transportation Center is 30 minutes by foot.

        Jefferson Clinton Suites $93
        Jefferson Clinton Suites

        Jefferson Clinton Suites

        416 S Clinton St, Syracuse, NY
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Downtown Syracuse, this historic hotel is steps from Museum of Science and Technology, Armory Square, and Landmark Theatre. Carrier Dome and Syracuse University are also within 2 mi (3 km).

          Courtyard Syracuse Downtown At Armory Square $81
          Courtyard Syracuse Downtown At Armory Square

          Courtyard Syracuse Downtown At Armory Square

          300 West Fayette Street, Syracuse, NY
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Downtown Syracuse, this hotel is steps from Museum of Science and Technology and Armory Square. Landmark Theatre and SUNY Upstate Medical University are also within 1 mi (2 km).

            Residence Inn Syracuse Downtown At Armory Square $118
            Residence Inn Syracuse Downtown At Armory Square

            Residence Inn Syracuse Downtown At Armory Square

            300 West Fayette Street, Syracuse, NY
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Downtown Syracuse, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Armory Square and Landmark Theatre. SUNY Upstate Medical University and Crouse Hospital are also within 2 mi (3 km).

              Quality Inn & Suites Downtown $63
              Quality Inn & Suites Downtown

              Quality Inn & Suites Downtown

              454 James Street, Syracuse, NY
                 
                2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Downtown Syracuse, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center, Landmark Theatre, and Armory Square. Carrier Dome and Syracuse University are also within 2 mi (3 km).

                Scholar Hotel Syracuse $98
                Scholar Hotel Syracuse

                Scholar Hotel Syracuse

                1060 E Genesee St, Syracuse, NY
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Downtown Syracuse, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Crouse Hospital, SUNY Upstate Medical University, and Syracuse University. Carrier Dome and The Oncenter are also within 1 mi (2 km).