What to do in Syracuse, NY

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Syracuse Attractions

Whether you love to hit the shops or familiarize yourself with the local history, there are tons of things to do in Syracuse. This city has many thrilling attractions that'll keep your to-do list full and your feet on the go. Whatever you're into, this place has something special in store for you.

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What to do in Syracuse

Free Things to Do in Syracuse

There's no need to give your credit card a workout in Syracuse. The following won't even cost a penny.

Onondaga Historical Museum - See if there are any special exhibits or guided tours on at this interesting museum.

Community Folk Art Center - Spend time here and discover the cultural and artistic side of the region.

Hopkins Road County Park - If you're eager to turn up the fun factor on your escape, this is a great place to do it.

Armory Square - Visit this landmark and be inspired by its unique design.

Oakwood Cemetery - Amble around this historic site and find out a couple of secrets from the past.

Clinton Square - Find out why tourists and locals alike are drawn to the charm and character of this place.

Lake Onondaga - There's something peaceful about being close to the water, so stay a while here.

Central New York Regional Market - If you're eager to check out a few of the more important or interesting places in the community, this place is worth visiting.

Old Erie Canal Historic State Park - Appreciate the contrast between the big city and nature's beauty at this awe-inspiring place.

E.M. Mills Rose Garden - Rejuvenate your mind and soul by spending a bit of time in nature.

Things to Do in Syracuse with Kids

There are loads of fun activities to do with your kids in and near Syracuse. Keep the gang happy with our family friendly experiences.


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Frequently asked questions

What to do in Syracuse on a sunny day?
Soak up a sunny day with experiences like an Axe and Archery and a Axe Throwing in Syracuse.
What to do in Syracuse on a rainy day?
Check out some of these excellent indoor activities and you’ll forget all about the rain:

What is Syracuse famous for?
Head straight for Museum of Science and Technology and Erie Canal Museum if you’re into renowned attractions.
What should I not miss in Syracuse?
You just can’t go home without checking off the following list of superb attractions:

  • Syracuse University
  • Carrier Dome
  • The Oncenter
  • Rosamond Gifford Zoo

Are there cheap things to do in Syracuse?
There are tons of activities and tours here that are ideal if you’re watching your budget:

What can you do in Syracuse for free?
You’ll hardly have time to fetch your wallet out of your bag with so many terrific free things to do:

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

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