Syracuse Tourism

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.

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.

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

  • Save 8% Shop and Play Destiny USA
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    Shop to your heart's content with this 'Shop and Play' shopping package for the Destiny USA shopping and entertainment comple...

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  • Save 7% Shop and Dine Destiny USA
    Shop and Dine Destiny USANew on TripHobo

    Duration: Flexible

    This package offers great deals in a wide selection of specialty shops, outlets, restaurants, and entertainment venues. Inclu...

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

    • Air Pollution 13.46 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 46.43 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 57.14 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 28.57 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 22.5 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 46.43 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Syracuse for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Syracuse.

    • Burglary and Theft 50 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 51.56 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 62.5 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 41.18 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 35.94 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 57.81 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 48.44 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 68.75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 46.88 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 25 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 51.67 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 39.06 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 59.38 (Moderate)
    • Safety Index 41.82 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 59.98 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 33.99 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 18.8 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 50.4 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 1.66 (Very Low)
    • 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.

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.75 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 31.85 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 80 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 44 USD

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

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