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Situated on the southern banks of Lake Onondaga and with trees flourishing in every street and park, Syracuse strikes a balance between beautiful natural landscapes and vibrant city culture. It is renowned for its entertainment, with stunning theaters and the annual Great New York State Fair attracting crowds from far and wide. A lively student population means that the city is also well-stocked with on-trend bars, hipster cafés, and restaurants serving up every type of cuisine, while glitzy shopping complexes provide retail therapy.

Things to see

The historic squares of downtown make quite an impression. Start in Clinton Square, where imposing fin-de-siècle buildings are reflected in the man-made lake. In winter, this is transformed into an ice rink, and the Syracuse Savings Bank building, with frost decorating its rooftops, looks like it has come straight out of a Harry Potter movie. The nearby Armory Square, meanwhile, is the best central spot for relaxed dining and shopping during the day, and great for bar-hopping at night. If you’d prefer a more cultural evening, then see a show at the Landmark Theater – the gilded, sumptuous interior will transport you back to the golden age of entertainment. Whether for family fun or a romantic excursion, the Onondaga Lake Park has all the makings of an idyllic day out. With 7 miles of shoreline to explore, you can bike or walk along the many paths or take a boat out onto the lake.

Hotels in Syracuse

Syracuse offers a variety of trusted hotels to choose from. If you’re looking for a luxury hotel in Syracuse, there are several large complexes providing both luxurious rooms and large family suites, with fully catered and self-catering available. Here, you can expect all the mod cons, such as flat-screen TVs, WiFi access everywhere, and contemporary aesthetic design. Some also provide spa services. If it’s discount hotels you’re after, there are plenty of budget hotels and motels available too. Most offer complimentary breakfasts and parking. Some also provide apartment-style accommodation, with spacious living and kitchen facilities for an easy family break.

Where to stay

Downtown Syracuse is the best place to be based for access to the main shopping and entertainment venues. Most of the luxury and mid-range hotels are based here, offering their own restaurants and bars in addition to those found within the neighborhood. There are a few cheaper options available here too. For more economical accommodation, or for easy access to Lake Onondaga and Syracuse’s outdoor activities, the district north of downtown, right on the edge of the lake, is a good bet. Parking is also more widely offered here, and it is close to the airport for swift getaways.

How to get to Syracuse

Syracuse is served by the Hancock International Airport, located just a few miles northeast of downtown. Flights arrive from various hubs across the USA, making it convenient for both US and international visitors. From the airport, the easiest option is to hire a car or take a taxi. It takes about 15 minutes to reach the center. It’s also possible to arrive by bus or train from several New York destinations; the journey from Buffalo takes just 2 hours by bus. Once in Syracuse, you can walk to most major attractions. Local buses also run a good service around downtown.