Syracuse Tourism, New York

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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Facts and Stats for Syracuse*

  • Pollution Statistics in Syracuse

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

    • Air Pollution 11.36 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 45 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 70 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 35 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 28.13 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 55 (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 51.79 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 53.57 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 64.29 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 43.33 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 39.29 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 64.29 (High)
    • Attacks 53.57 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 71.43 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 41.07 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 19.64 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 55.36 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 41.07 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 66.07 (High)
  • Living in Syracuse - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Syracuse is 147.39 (High)

    • Safety Index 39.22 (Low)
    • Climate Index 59.86 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 35.92 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 24.67 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 68.79 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 53.24 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.03 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 79.31 (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 12.75 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 27.33 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 78.08 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 38.64 USD

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

Syracuse Travel Guides

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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 Tour New 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 Tour New 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 Admission New 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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