SU Photo & Imaging Center PhotosOnce known for salt, industry, and a prominent role in the Underground Railroad, today’s Syracuse is a fusion of distinctive neighborhoods, year-round festivals, plentiful parks, professional sports, and destination shopping.

There’s always something to do:

  • Stroll down to Marshall St. on the edge of campus to grab a bite to eat with friends.
  • Head to Armory Square to enjoy one of the many boutiques, cafes, and coffee shops.
  • Visit Green Lakes State Park and do some hiking or cross-country skiing while you look for Dead Man’s Reef.
  • Check out a performance at Syracuse Stage, one of the city’s numerous arts and entertainment venues.
  • Take a drive to the lakeside village of Skaneateles (“skinny-atlas”) for some light shopping and R&R.
  • Indulge in a helping of Utica greens and chicken riggies in Syracuse’s Little Italy.
  • Attend one of the many festivals, including the Taste of Syracuse and Winterfest, in downtown’s Clinton Square. You can also ice skate there in the winter.
  • Test your endurance at the Mountain Goat Run, 10 tough miles up and down the hills of Syracuse.
  • Learn how to cook up one of the region’s culinary specialties: salt potatoes.
  • For shopping and entertainment, head to Destiny USA, the sixth largest shopping center in the country. With more than 260 retail venues, this mega-mall also features an indoor go-cart track, IMAX and RPX movie theaters, a mirror maze, ropes course, comedy club, and 30+ places to eat.
  • Venture to the Tipperary Hill neighborhood for an authentic Irish meal.

See what Syracuse has to offer! Check out this video from the Syracuse Convention & Visitors Bureau.