SYRACUSE

Syracuse, NY is not known just for the snow and cold winter months; this city offers fun year-round! As the county seat of Onondaga County, New York, Syracuse is the fifth most populous city in the state, according to syracuse.edu. The city is situated right in between New York City and Toronto, about 245 miles from each destination, close to the Finger Lakes. Home to Syracuse University, Erie Canal Museum, the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology and the Rosamond Gifford Zoo, Syracuse has many great places to visit. The city hosts The Great New York State Fair as well as Winterfest, Polish Fest, Greek Fest, NY State Blues Fest and the AmeriCU Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival. Syracuse is home to so much art and entertainment in its charming, historic downtown area. There are local, national and international dining options throughout the city providing a variety of options for every pallet. Home to the third largest mall in the country, Destiny USA, the city has many shopping options including boutiques, flea markets, and farmers markets. There are also over 170 parks and nature areas in the city where you can enjoy hiking, skiing, biking, swimming and any outdoor activity you could think of. Other than experiencing Syracuse University’s Division 1 sports, you can enjoy the Syracuse Mets baseball, Syracuse Crunch hockey and the Syracuse Stallions basketball team. Overall, the city has so much to offer all year long!

By Lauren Kazemekas

SYRACUSE LOCAL GUIDE
Travel to Syracuse by Rail with Amtrak

Home to Syracuse University and the Erie Canal. Nearby the Finger Lakes. Charming, historic downtown. World-Class art, sports, festivals, outdoor parks, cuisine and shopping.

THINGS TO DO

MUSEUMS

RESTAURANTS

OUTDOOR ATTRACTIONS

HOTELS

THEATER

DISTILLERIES

SKI RESORTS

HOCKEY ARENAS

FOOTBALL STADIUMS

BASEBALL STADIUMS

SYRACUSE ARTICLES

When my son decided to attend Syracuse University, I became very familiar with the New York State Fair which takes place in late August, overlapping our annual fall semester drop-off. Even though he’s now an SU graduate living outside the area, my family decided to pay a visit again to the Fair in 2019…READ MORE

The Rosamond Gifford Zoo is a gem for creating such enthusiasm for animals among those kids and kids of all ages (like me). If you haven’t been to a zoo in a while, it’s worth taking a day to go where the wild things are…READ MORE

New York has some of the best cities in the US and Syracuse is one of them! With restaurants, museums and activities, this city should not be overlooked!…READ MORE

SYRACUSE AMTRAK STATION
Check out the Amtrak map to plan your next adventure!

Visiting Syracuse in New York’s Finger Lakes region is easy with Amtrak. Take the train to Syracuse Station (SYR), and explore this great city’s many attractions. Syracuse Station is along the way of the Maple Leaf and Empire Service lines.