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Syracuse

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Popular things to do in Syracuse

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Shopping
Destiny USA
4.1
Duration: 4 hours
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Zoo
Rosamond Gifford Zoo
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
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History Museum
Erie Canal Museum
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Biking Trail
Cranx Indoor and Outdoor Bike & Sports Park
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
Syracuse is a city in, and the county seat of, Onondaga County, New York, in the United States. It is the largest U.S. city with the name "Syracuse", and is the fifth most populous city in the state of New York following New York City, Buffalo, Rochester, and Yonkers. At the 2010 census, the city population was 145,252, and its metropolitan area had a population of 662,577. It is the economic and educational hub of Central New York, a region with over a million inhabitants. Syracuse is also well-provided with convention sites, with a downtown convention complex. Syracuse was named after the original Greek city Syracuse (Siracusa in Italian), a city on the eastern coast of the Italian island of Sicily.The city has functioned as a major crossroads over the last two centuries, first between the Erie Canal and its branch canals, then of the railway network. Today, Syracuse is located at the intersection of Interstates 81 and 90, and its airport is the largest in the region. Syracuse is home to Syracuse University, a major research university, as well as Le Moyne College, a nationally recognized liberal arts college. In 2010, Forbes rated Syracuse 4th in the top 10 places in the U.S. to raise a family. Add Syracuse and other destinations in United States to your travel plans using our United States trip itinerary planner.

Side trips from Syracuse

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Specialty Museum
Corning Museum of Glass Corning
4.7
Duration: 3h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum Cooperstown
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
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State Park
Watkins Glen State Park Watkins Glen
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Children’s Museum
The Strong National Museum of Play Rochester
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Syracuse

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Garden
E.M. Mills Rose Garden
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Architectural Building
Niagara Mohawk Building
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Outdoor Activity
Syracuse Chiefs
4.5
Duration: 4 hours
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Science Museum
Museum of Science & Technology (MOST)
4.1
Duration: 2h 30 min

Museums in Syracuse

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Specialty Museum
Onondaga Historical Association
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Specialty Museum
Museum of International Masks and Puppets
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
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Art Museum
Everson Museum of Art
3.5
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Syracuse

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Flea Market
City Market
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Flea Market
Central New York Regional Market
4.0
Duration: 2 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Syracuse

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Water Body
Webster Pond
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

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