About Syracuse

Formerly a manufacturing hub, Syracuse is a transitioning city experiencing growth and change. The heart of all things Central New York, Syracuse has the location, educated work force, affordability and excellent quality of life that make it a great city in which to work and live.

Businesses range from small, family-owned enterprises and regional distributors to large, internationally recognized corporations in the world. Another valued asset is the extraordinary breadth of health care services that are available in the Syracuse area. More than 1,400 practicing physicians and health care providers, representing every medical specialty, serve the residents of Syracuse and the surrounding counties.

But Syracuse doesn’t stop there. A city that works hard also plays hard. Set against the scenic backdrop of the Finger Lakes region, Tug Hill Plateau and rolling hills that boast some of the most beautiful waterfalls in the country, Syracuse and the surrounding area offer nothing short of great shopping, festivals and events, bars and restaurants, and outdoor activities.

St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater
at Lakeview

Entertainment Centers

NBT Bank Stadium: Syracuse Mets baseball

Carrier Dome: Concerts and Syracuse University sports

Civic Center at the Oncenter: Performing arts

Convention Center at the Oncenter

St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater: Concerts

Landmark Theatre: Concerts and film series

New York State Fairgrounds: The Great New York State Fair

The F Shed: General admission concerts

Turning Stone: Resort, casino, golf, spa and concerts

War Memorial at the Oncenter

Westcott Theater: Intimate concert venue

Sports Teams

Syracuse Mets
Triple-A minor league baseball, affiliate of the New York Mets

Syracuse Crunch
Minor league hockey, AHL, affiliate of the Tampa Bay Lightning

Syracuse University Orange
NCAA Division I, Atlantic Coast Conference


  • Armory Square: A unique collection of shops, gift boutiques, bars and restaurants located in the historic heart of downtown Syracuse
  • Destiny USA: New York’s largest shopping center is located right here in Syracuse, NY offering hundreds of shops, approximately 20 movie theaters, go-karts, a ropes course and an antique carousel.

Performing Arts

Parks & Recreation

  • Beaver Lake Nature Center
  • Baltimore Woods Center for Nature Education
  • Burnet Park Zoo
  • Clark Reservation
  • Green Lakes State Park
  • Jamesville Beach Park
  • Montezuma Wildlife Refuge
  • Onondaga Lake Park
  • Sylvan Beach and Amusement Park

Festivals and Events

Day Trips & Scenic Spots