Syracuse has tons of things to do; here are just a few examples.

Today I want to share a few great things to do in Syracuse, New York. I grew up here in the central Syracuse area, and when I graduated college, I decided to go to New York City like all the other people my age. I wanted to head to the city, look for opportunities, and experience something different. After spending eight years down there, my wife and I decided to relocate back to Syracuse. One of the reasons we did that is because there’s so much to do here.

I hear many people say that there’s nothing to do in Syracuse, but I strongly disagree. If you’re looking for something different or are new to the area, I want to give you a list of all the great things to do around here:

1. Our sports. Syracuse University athletics has tons of great sports programs you can watch: football, basketball, soccer, cross country, tennis, and so much more. We also have a fantastic venue in the JMA Wireless Dome. We also have a great hockey team in the Syracuse Crunch—they draw huge crowds. This isn’t even to mention Utica FC, Le Moyne College athletics, and all the various high school athletics. There are even plenty of events you can participate in as an athlete.

“We have the best of both worlds in Syracuse.”

2. The arts. If you like theater, we have some fantastic venues. We also have clubs for live music, the Onondaga County War Memorial, and tons of festivals. You could visit the Landmark Theater, Symphoria for classical music, Jazz Central, places for opera, and much more. There’s a tremendous amount of talent in this town.

3. The parks. If you like walking, hiking, or relaxing, we have lots of parks. Green Lake is a 20-minute drive from downtown, and Jamesville Beach is even closer. We have many state and county parks nearby, and many more that aren’t too far away. 

4. The dining. There’s varied cuisine all over town in both urban and suburban locations. Syracuse has a great fleet of food trucks that you’ll find all over. Syracuse is an exciting place to live, and one of the best parts is you can get anywhere in 20 minutes or less. Drive much longer than that, and you’re leaving the country! We have the best of both worlds: a decent-sized city with plenty to do. Come and check it out if you haven’t!

If you have any questions or want to look at moving to Syracuse yourself, call or email me. I’d love to hear from you.