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It's an area of Finger Lakes Region that 150,000 people reside in.
Albany, the state capital, is about 120 miles to the east of Syracuse, and Nedrow is 7 miles to the south.
Exploring the Erie Canal Museum and the Museum of Science and Technology is one of the best ways to get started in this popular destination.
Give the kids a break from sightseeing and enjoy some quality time at the New York State Fairgrounds and the Lockwood Lavender Farm. WonderWorks and the Empire Expo Center are also great places to visit if you're looking for more family fun.
Check out the magnificent animals at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo and the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge. Try out some of the hands-on programs at the Wild Animal Park to finish off your zoological trifecta.
Work your way into the roar of the crowd and listen to the engines roar at the Weedsport Speedway, the area's favored destination for speed freaks.
You won't find too many things more enjoyable than a divine glass of wine. Experience the region's latest vintages at the Giancarelli Brothers Winery or the Anyela's Vineyards. Looking for one or two more? The CJS Vineyards and the Owera Vineyards are favorites around here.
The E.M. Mills Rose Garden plays an integral role in preserving the area's botanical specimens. Be sure to stop in and support the important work that they do.
When it's time to take five, pack some lunch and head out to one of the pleasant urban parks, such as Onondaga Lake Park or Emerson Park. You'll also find plenty of space to lounge about in the grass at Burnet Park and Oneida Shores Park.
Discover some more about Syracuse by picking up some flyers and asking the staff a few questions at Syracuse Convention and Visitors Bureau and Onondaga Lake Visitors Center.
If the sun is out, the shimmering, glassy surface of Lake Onondaga is a fantastic sight.
When the weather is right, Jamesville Beach Park is where you want to be. Take a pleasant stroll along the water's edge and watch the seabirds fly overhead.
Need a break from the stresses of modern life? Head out on an adventure to Green Lakes State Park and Old Erie Canal Historic State Park. Charlie Major Nature Trail and Beaver Lake Nature Center are also appreciated by lovers of the natural world.
Expand your knowledge with a trip to one of the area's wonderfully curated cultural institutions. Meander through the hallways as you check out the unique collections at the Stickley Museum and the Ward W. O'Hara Agricultural Museum. The Salt Museum and the All Things Oz Museum are also worth considering.
Syracuse is a frenzy of artistic activity, with galleries galore. Start off your tour of this creative hotspot with a visit to the Everson Museum of Art and the Museum of International Masks and Puppets. If you can fit them in, the ArtRage Gallery and the John D. Barrow Art Gallery are also well worth checking out.
Eager historians can explore chronicles of former times at the Sainte Marie among the Iroquois and the Cayuga Museum of History and Art. The Onondaga Historical Museum and the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum are also worthwhile choices.
To find out more about the events and people who shaped this place, be sure to visit its historic sites. Start your history lesson at the OnCenter Complex and the Le Moyne College. When it comes to bygone times, there's always more to discover. The Harriet Tubman Home and Fort Hill Cemetery are two more insightful places to check out.
Viewing the well-preserved defensive structures at Fort Brewerton is an easy way to learn more about the area's past battles.
Sites of religious devotion are often very moving. If you want to see Syracuse's spiritual side, visit Willard Memorial Chapel.
After touring the major points of interest in and around Syracuse, be sure to stop by a couple of its lesser-known sights. Armory Square and the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center are two good options. If you've got more time to spare, also visit the Auburn Public Theater and the Community Folk Art Center.
Accommodation in Syracuse
Syracuse is classed as a popular place to visit, with 80 Syracuse hotels to choose from on Expedia.
Discerning travelers keen on a room or suite at the upper-end of the scale won't be disappointed, Syracuse features some great stays, including the Staybridge Suites Liverpool Syra, at 439 Electronics Pkwy, and the Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel & Conference Center, at 801 University Ave. If those options don't fit the bill, check out the Homewood Syracuse/Liverpool, 275 Elwood Davis Rd, and the Residence Inn Syracuse Downtown At Armory Square, 300 West Fayette Street.
If you prefer to book accommodation closer to Museum of Science and Technology, the Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel & Conference Center and the Residence Inn Syracuse Downtown At Armory Square are both good options.
Located in Downtown Syracuse, this historic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Onondaga County War Memorial, Onondaga Historical Museum, and Landmark Theatre. Everson Museum of Art and OnCenter Complex are also within 10 minutes.
Close to 4 major medical centers and the interchange of I-690 and I-81, this Syracuse hotel is less than a mile from the Syracuse University campus and 4 blocks from the OnCenter convention complex.
Located in Downtown Syracuse, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Museum of International Masks and Puppets and Museum of Science and Technology. Erie Canal Museum and Everson Museum of Art are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Located in Downtown Syracuse, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of SUNY Upstate Medical University and Syracuse University. Carrier Dome and Everson Museum of Art are also within 15 minutes.
Located in the heart of Auburn, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Willard Memorial Chapel and Auburn Public Theater. Seward House Museum and Cayuga Museum of History and Art are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Located in the heart of Syracuse, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Le Moyne College, Central New York Playhouse, and Shoppingtown Mall. Palace Theater and Old Erie Canal Historic State Park are also within 3 mi (5 km).
Situated in East Syracuse, this hotel is 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from Brooklawn Golf Course and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Palace Theater. Erie Canal Museum and Le Moyne College are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Located in Downtown Syracuse, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Community Folk Art Center, Erie Canal Museum, and Everson Museum of Art. Museum of Science and Technology and Syracuse University are also within 1 mi (2 km).