Visit Syracuse - Best of Syracuse

Named after the historic city in Sicily, Syracuse has been a major metropolitan in the state of New York. The city has been an important crossroad for the state historically, due to the Erie Canal and all its branching canals. Today, it is a very important hub for education and economy. The Syracuse University is considered as one of the best research universities in the country. There are many convention centers in Syracuse that host many important events.

Along with all of this, Syracuse is also a fun place to visit. There are many nature parks here where you can take a hike with your family or alone, and set up camp amidst the beauty of nature. The lake parks are the best ones, as you can also enjoy the stunning view of the pristine water body. There are also different kinds of museums in Syracuse that will surely satiate your thirst for knowledge. The Rosamond Grifford Zoo and Webster Pond are perfect places for animal-lovers to enjoy in the company of the animals. And the festivals and events taking place in the city all through the year, will guarantee that you will never have a dull moment in Syracuse.

Syracuse Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Syracuse tips for your visit

  • Time Zone: UTC-05:00 hours
  • Currency: US Dollar
  • Electricity and Internet: 110-120 Volts of Electrical output. High speed wireless internet is available in most hotels in Syracuse.
  • Languages: English is spoken primarily in Syracuse. Spanish is also spoken by a large population here.
  • Security: 911 (Police, Fire and Ambulance)
  • Tipping: Tipping is mandatory is most places. Do find out about it before tipping.

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Syracuse Tours for you

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Syracuse

  • Downtown Syracuse Erie Canal Walking Tour
    Downtown Syracuse Erie Canal Walking TourNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 1 Hrs

    Take a walk along the path of the historic Erie Canal through downtown Syracuse's heritage area led by an Erie Canal Mus...

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  • Save 7% Oneida Community Mansion House Tour
    Oneida Community Mansion House TourNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 2 Hrs

    One to 2-hour small-group tour of the home of the utopian Oneida Community accompanied by a knowledgeable docent. Learn the h...

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  • Erie Canal Museum Admission
    Erie Canal Museum AdmissionNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 1 Hrs 30 Mins

    Experience the great American adventure story of the Erie Canal! When the Erie Canal Museum opened its doors on October 25, 1...

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Facts and Stats for Syracuse*

  • Pollution Statistics in Syracuse

    Know the pollution level of Syracuse before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 10.42 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 29.17 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 45.83 (Moderate)
  • Syracuse: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Syracuse for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Syracuse.

    • Burglary and Theft 48.33 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 60 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 40.63 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 36.67 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 60 (High)
    • Attacks 50 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 66.67 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 45 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 25 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 51.67 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 38.33 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 61.67 (High)
  • Living in Syracuse - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Syracuse is 158.36 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 41.95 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 59.86 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 32.9 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 22.25 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 67.83 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 53.24 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 1.68 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 94.15 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Syracuse

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Syracuse

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.12 USD
    • International Movie per seat 13.5 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 27 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 78.92 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 40.45 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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