Planning your trip and transfers to Syracuse
The Big Apple typically steals the spotlight from cities like Syracuse, which makes it even more important to visit due to its overlooked status. The town is a magnificent hybrid of 21st century modernism and a touch of natural wonder. With Lake Ontario just off the outskirts and Onondaga Creek running through downtown, it’s almost impossible to escape the hybrid of the two.
While you are in town you can visit The Everson Museum of Art which is the cornerstone of the cultural life of downtown Syracuse. It was designed by I.M. Pei and features his artworks such as sculptures and paintings from the 18th century through modern times as well as exhibits from Chinese and new contemporary ceramist artists from around the world.
Clinton Square is the centerpiece of the downtown area of Syracuse and it hosts festivals every weekend from June until October. It features spectacular fountains which is circled by an outdoor seating plaza. If you have kids traveling with you, you could visit the Rosamond Gifford Zoo which displays over hundred to incredible animal exhibits that even the youngest travelers will enjoy.
Erie Canal Museum
|Flying into Syracuse Hancock International Airport|
Syracuse is the fourth biggest city in the state of New York, so there isn’t much to be confused about when you get off the plane. There are plenty of car rental services waiting outside the gate, but if you’re just getting off a red eye, it’s probably best to book a service such as Syracuse Regional Taxi.
|Syracuse Airport Transportation|
If you’re in a large group or are trying to get around on a budget, Syracuse also has a large amount of public transportation. Take the bus system, Centro, to wherever you need to go and pick up more information by visiting the Regional Transportation Center.
|Nearby hotels in Syracuse|
The Courtyard Syracuse Downtown is probably the most modern and efficient stay that’s as close to the heart of Syracuse as you can get. With free Wi-Fi and a fully functional pool, the Courtyard offers convenience and class at the same time. On the other hand, Jefferson Clinton Hotel is one of the most beautiful and historic in the city. If you’re in the mood for classic lodging and complimentary breakfast, be sure to book there.
Pastabilities is a great Italian-American restaurant that serves traditional homemade pasta along with family favorites. If you’re not in the mood for Italian, go Mexican at Alto Cinco, a colorful and cozy cantina with a delicious menu and even tastier drinks.
|Things to do in Syracuse|
If you get bored with Syracuse, see an amazing show at Landmark Theatre, a beautiful venue with only the best shows. If you don’t want to see a show, go on a lovely afternoon walk at Webster Pond, and don’t forget to bring food for the ducks.