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Syracuse Attractions

If you're chasing exciting activities in Syracuse, expect to be busy. This vibrant city knows how to have fun. No matter what you're into, you'll be amazed by the diverse range of attractions to sink your teeth into here. Read on to learn about some of the best of them.

If you're ready to explore Syracuse, join one of the top tours & day trips on offer, and have a friendly guide show you the most popular sites. Offering free cancellations and no added fees, our top 15 fun activities in Syracuse are also worth checking out.

Things to Do in Syracuse with Kids

Syracuse boasts loads of nearby fun things to do for you and your kids. Our family friendly experiences will keep the crew entertained for days.

Free Things to Do in Syracuse

A visit to Syracuse need not blow your budget. You won't have to spend a penny if you go to:

Onondaga Historical Museum - Stroll the halls and explore the intriguing exhibits and well-curated collections at this museum.

Community Folk Art Center - If you're in the mood to get cultured, head here and witness the creative talent on show.

Hopkins Road County Park - Loads of fun is in store for you at this terrific attraction.

Armory Square - Stop at this modern local landmark and enjoy its distinctive design.

Oakwood Cemetery - Roam around this historic attraction and find out some secrets from times past.

Clinton Square - Get acquainted with some of the local people and discover the real personality and soul of this wonderful place.

Lake Onondaga - Find a spot to sit and enjoy the calmness that comes with being near the water.

Central New York Regional Market - Pay a visit and learn about the importance of this place to the community.

Old Erie Canal Historic State Park - Unwind and let the natural beauty here ease your soul.

E.M. Mills Rose Garden - If you love spending time in the garden, this attraction will excite your inner green thumb.

Explore The Neighborhoods of Syracuse

Downtown Syracuse

Travelers come to Downtown Syracuse for its abundant dining options, and you can see top attractions like Carrier Dome and Landmark Theatre while you're in town.

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While visiting Lakefront, you might make a stop by sights like Destiny USA and WonderWorks.


While visiting Eastside, you might make a stop by sights like Carrier Dome and Syracuse Stage.


While Southside isn't home to many top sights, Carrier Dome and Armory Square are some notable places to visit nearby.


While visiting Westside, you might make a stop by sights like Rosamond Gifford Zoo and Burnet Park.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Syracuse on a sunny day?

Put on some sun lotion and a cap and try outdoor activities like an Axe and Archery or an Axe Throwing in Syracuse.

What to do in Syracuse on a rainy day?

With indoor activities like a Destiny USA Shopping Pass and a 1 Hour Walk-In Axe Throwing Experience Syracuse to keep you amused, you'll barely notice it pouring down outside.

What is Syracuse famous for?

No vacation in Syracuse is really complete without stopping by Museum of Science and Technology and Erie Canal Museum.

What should I not miss in Syracuse?

You simply can't go home without checking off the following unmissable attractions:

  • Syracuse University
  • Carrier Dome
  • Rosamond Gifford Zoo
  • OnCenter Complex

Are there cheap things to do in Syracuse?

You'll find loads of experiences here that are perfect if you're sticking to a budget:

What can you do in Syracuse for free?

You'll hardly have time to fetch your wallet out of your pocket with so many great free things to do:

  • Onondaga Lake Park
  • Destiny USA
  • Skaneateles Lake
  • Armory Square