You’ll never run out of things to do in Syracuse. Whether it’s spending time at the largest shopping center in New York or enjoying a game of golf on one of the many courses available, there is plenty of entertainment to keep you busy all day.

 

Shopping

Destiny USA

The stunning three-story glass atrium that provides a mix of luxury stores, outlet stores, restaurants and entertainment, is the largest shopping center in the state of New York. Retailers include, Pandora, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th, Abercrombie & Fitch and more. Dining options are plenty, from choices like Cheesecake Factory, The Melting Pot to Popeye’s and Johnny Rockets.

 

Family Friendly Activities

Route 80 Quarry Ridge Stables

Plan a family fun excursion or a romantic daytrip with your special someone at the Quarry Ridge Stables, where guided horseback rides through scenic trails are offered. There is also a petting zoo and hayrides for younger children.

 

AMF Strike ‘n Spare

Offering 72 bowling lanes and with a new paint job and kitchen, Strike n Spare is a great place to unwind with family and friends. Relax in the lounge area and watch your favorite sports on one of two flat-screen TV’s or challenge your friends to some arcade-style games.

 

The Great New York State Fair

The Great New York State Fair will be returning to Syracuse from August 25-September 5, 2016. It is an amazing event that draws thousands of people. There are many wonderful food vendors and musical events throughout each day. If you’re in Syracuse during this time, it’s a great experience you won’t want to miss.

Rosamond Gifford Zoo

Rosamond Gifford Zoo  at Burnet Park has been entertaining families since 1914. Spread out over 43 acres, this accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, is home to approximately 700 animals. You will see everything from the wide variety of fish and sea life to their Asian Elephant, the largest mammal on-site. In addition to the many animals at the zoo, they also offer great programs for children and adults including the Summer Zoo Camp. This is a great family friendly attraction you won’t want to miss.

Golf

Tecumseh Golf Course

This 9-hole golf course and 18-hole foot golf course is open to the public and is enjoyable and challenging for all levels. Now offering open play, hosting leagues, outings/events and clinics.

 

Tanner Valley Golf Course

The 18-hole course features 6,081 yards of golf with the longest tees for a par of 71. Other perks at this course include, professional golf instruction, golf club fitting and sales at the pro-shop and a delicious restaurant serving lunch and snacks.

 

Pope’s Grove Golf Course

The 9-hole course at the Pope’s Grove Golf Course facility features 1,339 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 29. Designed by Walter Pope, the Pope’s Grove golf course opened in 1961 and is a highlight of the Syracuse area.