About the City

Located in the geographic center of New York, Greater Syracuse is a popular destination for people of all ages, offering a refreshing and unique blend of entertainment, history, adventure and culture—with an artistic flare.

 

Downtown Syracuse is in the midst of an urban renaissance with the development of new apartment and condominium structures, hotels, galleries, shops, restaurants, and performing and visual arts venues. Among its signature attractions are the exquisite Landmark Theatre, the delectable Dinosaur Bar-B-Que and the wondrous MOST (Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology).

 

Downtown is also the site of countless music and ethnic festivals, farmers’ markets, arts and crafts fairs, and other family-friendly events, while the Armory Square area is an especially popular setting for fine dining and unique retail and entertainment options, along with a lively nightlife.

 

One of the region’s largest-ever public-private partnerships, the Syracuse Connective Corridor is nationally recognized as an urban-revival catalyst. This signature strip of cutting-edge development connects downtown to the major employment centers of the University Hill, including Syracuse University, SUNY Upstate Medical University and Crouse Hospital.

 

Just to the north of downtown, is Onondaga Lake Park – home to The Salt Museum, providing a visual history of the industry that created the City of Syracuse and for which it bears the nickname “The Salt City.” In addition to its important role in the 19th and early 20th centuries as the nation’s key supplier of the precious commodity salt, Syracuse owes much of its early growth and success to the Erie Canal, the legendary waterway that created an important lifeline from America’s industrial east to its frontier west, opening the flow for settlers, commerce and new communities.

 

A signature sight on the Syracuse skyline and a must-visit for any sports fan, the 49,262-seat Carrier Dome at Syracuse University is the last remaining air-supported domed stadium and the largest structure of its kind on a college campus in the country. It is home to the perennially nationally ranked Orange men’s basketball and men’s and women’s lacrosse programs. The Dome has also served as host venue to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, numerous concerts and an annual dinner that is the largest university-based celebration of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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