We can’t wait for your arrival! To help with your planning process, we put together this page highlighting things to do and places to eat in and around Syracuse. Whether you’re extending your stay or squeezing it all into the weekend, we’ve got you covered! If there is a specific thing you’re curious about that is not on this page, feel free to reach out to us. We’re happy to help!

Getting to Syracuse


A ten-minute drive from Assumption Church and Embassy Suites Destiny USA, Syracuse Hancock International Airport (airport code: SYR) is the main airport serving the city.
1000 Col Eileen Collins Blvd, Syracuse, NY 13212


A road trip is always fun! Syracuse is conveniently intersected by two major interstates: I-81, which goes North and South, and I-90 which goes East and West.


The William F. Walsh Regional Transportation Center (RTC) is an Amtrak station serving the Syracuse area. It is also served by Greyhound Lines, Megabus, and Trailways.
1 Walsh Circle
Syracuse, NY 13208

Where to Stay

There are lots of options in and around Syracuse, but here are four to consider.
Don’t forget to look into sites like Airbnb and Vrbo.

Aloft Syracuse Inner Harbor

From their site: “Located on the banks of Onondaga Creek, our contemporary hotel offers easy access to Destiny USA mall, Syracuse University and sightseeing in the lakefront area.”

Marriott Syracuse Downtown

From their site: “Recently awarded the AAA Four Diamond Award, the Marriott Syracuse Downtown was restored to its original 1924 glory in 2016. We invite you to enjoy stunning surroundings both inside and out”

Embassy Suites Syracuse Destiny USA

From their site: “Feel your best at our Embassy Suites hotel with cozy bedding, on-site dining, fitness facilities, and versatile event spaces…Our free shuttle covers the airport and a five-mile radius.”
We’ve reserved a block of rooms at a discounted rate, if you are interested click here. You must book by May 27 to receive the discounted rate.

Tru by Hilton Camillus Syracuse

From their site: “Live it up at Tru by Hilton Syracuse-Camillus, set amid restaurants, shops and fun at Township 5…Say ‘yay’ to mornings with our free ‘Top It’ breakfast bar and play around in our unique indoor sport court.”

Things to Do in Syracuse and the Surrounding Area

Places to Eat in Syracuse

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Green Lakes State Park