Syracuse, NY

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Clinton Square which includes heritage architecture, a garden and a city
This city in Central New York’s Finger Lakes region offers college sports, summer sunshine and plentiful winter snow for year-round indoor and outdoor activities.

Enjoy fun-filled days of outdoor activities, shopping and cultural pursuits in the geographic heart of New York State. Syracuse has old roots as the primary supplier of salt for the United States. The modern presence of Syracuse University and numerous attractions give it a youthful vigor.

Kick-start your visit with outdoor activities at local parks. Spend half a day or more at Onondaga Lake Park. Walk along 7 miles (11 kilometers) of shoreline, rent a boat, visit the butterfly garden and play ball games on the sports fields. While you’re there, investigate the Salt Museum on the lake’s eastern shore to learn about the industry that built Syracuse.

Delve into the past at the Erie Canal Museum to learn about New York canals’ important role in American history. See how the 363-mile (584-kilometer) Erie route was built by hand.

Fill your shopping bags at Destiny USA, a massive six-story mall with more than 250 outlets. It also has attractions such as a mirror maze and the Canyon Climb Adventure, a suspended indoor climbing course.

Buy tickets in advance for an NCAA Division I college sports event inside the Syracuse University Carrier Dome. Join the college crowd to celebrate afterward at the Armory Square neighborhood.

Treat children to a visit to the Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park it houses more than 700 animals, including elephants, tigers, bears and wolves. If you’re in the city in August go to the Great New York State Fair, with 12 days of rides, exhibits and entertainment. Check the fairgrounds website to see what events are happening at other times of the year.

Syracuse is 160 miles (257 kilometers) from Niagara Falls and 246 miles (396 kilometers) from New York City, with bus service from both locations. It has its own airport. Lake Ontario and the waterfalls, parks, hiking trails and ski slopes of the Finger Lakes region are about an hour away, offering swimming, skiing, hiking, fishing and autumn leaf-peeping.

Where to stay in Syracuse

Collegian Hotel & Suites, Trademark Collection by Wyndham
Collegian Hotel & Suites, Trademark Collection by Wyndham
3.5 out of 5
1060 E Genesee St, Syracuse, NY, 13210
The price is $118 per night from Dec 18 to Dec 19
$118
per night
Dec 18 - Dec 19
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Syracuse. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a free airport shuttle. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
3.8/5 Good! (825 reviews)
"Excellent spot and stay"

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2022

Collegian Hotel & Suites, Trademark Collection by Wyndham
Embassy Suites by Hilton Syracuse Destiny USA
Embassy Suites by Hilton Syracuse Destiny USA
3.5 out of 5
311-371 Hiawatha Blvd., Syracuse, NY, 13204
The price is $149 per night from Jan 1 to Jan 2
$149
per night
Jan 1 - Jan 2
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Syracuse. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,002 reviews)
"For a hotel that size and expensive the pool sucked. Super small dirty. There was also a wedding there that when we checked in they advised us of what time the Reception was assuming we was part of the group. Ask. Don’t assume. The lady checking us in never made eye contact nor even look at me her ..."

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2022

Embassy Suites by Hilton Syracuse Destiny USA
Marriott Syracuse Downtown
Marriott Syracuse Downtown
4 out of 5
100 East Onondaga Street, Syracuse, NY, 13202
The price is $127 per night from Dec 18 to Dec 19
$127
per night
Dec 18 - Dec 19
Stay at this 4-star historic hotel in Syracuse. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,000 reviews)
Lovely grand hotel
"Lovely older hotel in downtown Syracuse. Great service!"

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2022

Marriott Syracuse Downtown
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Little house 10 min from everything!
Little house 10 min from everything!
Syracuse, NY
Enjoy WiFi, a patio, and a TV. Popular attractions Palace Theater and ArtRage Gallery are located nearby. Discover genuine guest reviews for Little house 10 ...
5/5 Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Weekend stay
"Had a great stay. Just as described. Would book again."

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

Little house 10 min from everything!
Cheerful 6 bedroom home with indoor fireplace
Cheerful 6 bedroom home with indoor fireplace
Syracuse, NY
Stay at this vacation home in Syracuse. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a patio. Popular attractions Thorndon Park and E.M. Mills Rose Garden are located ...
5/5 Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Great old house - with brand new kitchen, bathrooms!
"This is a beautiful old home with great wood details, and lots of space to visit with family. It combines charming with modern however, because the kitchen and bathrooms are very recently remodelled. The neighborhood is close to many great places to eat. The rental host was excellent in communication, ..."

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2022

Cheerful 6 bedroom home with indoor fireplace
Beautiful 3 bedrooms Salt Springs Syracuse
Beautiful 3 bedrooms Salt Springs Syracuse
Syracuse, NY
Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and fenced yards. Popular attractions Thorndon Park and Palace Theater are located nearby. Discover genuine guest reviews for ...
5/5 Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Good location
"Clean and good location"

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2022

Beautiful 3 bedrooms Salt Springs Syracuse
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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