Sites around Syracuse

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by GoCubsGo, Jul 22, 2006.

  1. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    This probably sounds stupid, but I am going to Syracuse and I wanted to know what is around there. I have two plans in mind. One, fly into Syracuse and just motor around and stay in Syracuse for a couple of days until I need to go to Utica or go straight to Utica and motor around. Since I am not familiar with the area at all, can anyone tell me what's around there? Is it photo worthy?
  2. Phat Elvis macrumors 6502

    Dec 26, 2005
    Phila, PA
    During the summer there are a bunch of areas to hike around. There is a little waterfront area outside of Syracuse called Skaneateles that I think has some quaint touristy shops and restaurants.

    Downtown the Armory area is pretty cool with a bunch of good bars and restaurants with trendy shopping.

    One of the best parts about Syracuse is that they have Wegmans. Wegmans is an incredible grocery store that has great prepared foods too.

    I've mostly hung out with friends when I visit so I couldnt tell you a whole lot more. A quick google check brought this:

    If you are not set in actually staying in Syracuse then Ithaca and Corning are pretty cool/quaint places too. Watkins Glen is very cool and has a great hike through a gorge. These are all at least 2 hours away from Syracuse - in the wrong direction from Utica.

    Have fun.
  3. thedude110 macrumors 68020


    Jun 13, 2005
    If you do wind up in Ithaca, two great restaurants:

    Just a Taste (Tapas and Wine Bar)

    Maxies (Cajun ... best sweet potato fries in the world)

    The woman and I love food, and these are the two restaurants that we hold every other restaurant against. There's good food in Providence and Hartford, but nothing as good as these two places!

    The gorges are worth checking out in Ithaca, and a walk around Cornell can be nice.

    After four years in Ithaca, I got really sick of it. But besides the two restaurants I mentioned above, I really miss Wegmans! All the groceries you need, great layout, and knockout sushi ...
  4. GoCubsGo thread starter macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Sounds good. Anything really revolving around food is of no interest to me. I have a very strict diet and I usually stick around salads and fruit which is really mixing it up for me. ;)
    But in all seriousness, I'm sure I'll find something to do. I was just hoping someone doesn't say that Syracuse is like the ghetto or something. hah

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