Armory Square– A trendy spot for shopping, dining and nightlife, downtown’s Armory Square is the place to be. It’s easily walkable and a leisurely browse is half the fun. The 60-foot IMAX screen at the MOST is at the heart of it all, in the former Armory building, which gave the Square its name.
The Carrier Dome– If you’re a sports fan, you’ve seen the Carrier Dome on TV and watched it transform into “The Loudhouse.” The fabulous 50,000- seat facility is home for the Syracuse University Orange NCAA Division I football, basketball and lacrosse teams. It is the largest domed stadium in the Northeast, and the largest on-campus basketball arena.
Destiny USA– Immerse yourself in more than 200 retail, dining and entertainment venues at Destiny USA. Luxury outlets, fine dining and exciting entertainment are joining the already successful retail mix at the former Carousel Center. Check out Destiny USA’s new expansion with brands like Michael Kors, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th, The Melting Pot, Cantina Laredo and so much more!
Dinosaur BBQ– Voted Best Barbecue in America in ABC’s “Good Morning America Weekend” poll, try some of the Dinosaur’s Wango Tango Habanero BBQ Sauce, Mojito Marinade, maybe some Garlic Chipotle Pepper Sauce to get the sensation. Funky wall art and weekly lineups of blues musicians have made this, the original Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, a national favorite.
Erie Canal Museum– Immerse yourself in the story of the Erie Canal’s pivotal role in American history.
The Everson– Designed by famed architect I.M. Pei, the Everson houses the most significant collection of American ceramics in the U.S.; the museum’s permanent collection includes work by Jackson Pollock, among others.
Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park– Considered one of the best mid-sized zoos in America and home to more than 700 animals, the zoo offers year-round fun for children and adults.
Tipperary Hill & the Upside Down Traffic Light– An area was settled by Irish Erie Canal workers and later Irish immigrants, especially those from County, “Tip Hill” boasts the world only upside-down traffic light, and is home to several charming pubs.
Onondaga Historical Association Museum & Research Center– Home to one of the nation’s largest regional collections, the OHA Museum celebrates the area’s events, architecture, sports legends, industries, transportation and recreation in five major themed areas. Permanent exhibits include “Freedom Bound: Syracuse & the Underground Railroad” and a H.H. Franklin
Onondaga Lake Park– Located a few minutes north of downtown Syracuse and Destiny USA, run, walk, rollerblade or cross-country ski from dawn to dusk on miles of vehicle-free, paved trails.