Syracuse is a peaceful and quiet city, a place where independent minds and an energetic community meet and form a perfect harmony.
It is located near Niagara Falls and about 400 km from Montreal.
The first source of income for this city was the exploitation of salt found in Lake Onondaga. And that’s what made Syracuse a developed city. There is even a Salt Museum (the Syracuse Salt Museum) which explains what the city of Syracuse owes to salt; the objects on display are in a building built from portions of some former salt warehouses.
Syracuse has tons of attractions for those who want to get away from the urban rustle and enjoy the super charming side of another part of the state.
The city offers something for every season – winters are as you would expect in this part of the country, summers are filled with vibrant foliage and waterfalls and fall is breathtaking. So, no matter when you visit, you will always be delighted.
Discover some of the best things to do while you are in Syracuse:
- Rosamond Gifford Zoo: One of Syracuse’s main attractions, it is also among the 10% of the most prestigious zoos. Originally, it was a small educational institution with an area of four acres, today it is more than 43 acres, with hundreds and hundreds of animals.
- The Carrier Dome: Located on the Syracuse University campus, the Carrier Dome has nearly 50,000 seats and is the only dome-shaped stadium in this part of the country, as well as the largest structure of its kind on a campus. Not only can you see Syracuse University sports, such as football, basketball and lacrosse, but you can also see tons of concerts and non-university sports events, such as ice skating shows.
- Niagara Mohawk Building: This Art Deco architectural monument was originally used as the headquarters of the Niagara Hudson Electric Company. It was built to be “a cathedral of light” and as such, it has tons of architectural touches to make it shine in every possible way. Now it can even be illuminated with the color of your choice.
- Destiny USA: This gigantic shopping mall is the largest in the state and offers not only tons of your favorite stores, but also more than a dozen restaurants, many places for nightlife and entertainment, and even discount stores.