Attendee health and safety is a priority to everyone in the greater Syracuse area and Onondaga County. Operations at our city’s airport, hotels and meeting venues are all in compliance with the government mandates and health department guidelines. Over 350 restaurants and bars are offering take-out, dine-in and outdoor dining options, with required safety measures in place to keep all customers and staff safe. Adhering to strict protocols and sanitary responsibilities put forth by local officials, Syracuse area hotels are experiencing a rise in occupancy and the Visit Syracuse team is here to meet your socially distanced or hybrid event needs.
As of June 25, 2020, Syracuse has entered Phase Four of the state’s reopening plan, with restaurants, museums, arts and entertainment venues, spas, state parks and beaches, social clubs and some casinos open for you to enjoy.
As the Syracuse area continues to respond to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many of our multipurpose and unique venue facilities have reopened to the public. The versatile and spacious SRC Arena and Events Center has implemented new health and safety guidelines to adhere to the state capacity restrictions and to ensure the wellbeing of attendees and employees. Set the stage for the ultimate private gathering at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, voted #1 BBQ joint in America by Good Morning America. Syracuse’s own NBT Bank Stadium and Rosamond Gifford Zoo are fantastic venue options for those looking for an inimitable engagement experience. Home of the Minor League Baseball Class AAA Syracuse Mets, NBT Bank Stadium boasts its first round of multiyear renovations, including upgraded and wider variety of seating, along with the debut of a terraced area with hi-top tables and berm areas and continuing renovations and expansion of the Hank Sauer Room and party deck in right field. The Rosamond Gifford Zoo is the only venue in Syracuse that gives your guests the chance to meet and conduct business while visiting over 700 different kinds of animals – plus, your event helps support their care at the wildlife park.
Enjoy shopping in a safe environment at Destiny USA, the 6th largest shopping and entertainment complex in North America. Check out the many upscale shops such as Michael Kors, Armani Outlet, Coach and Nordstrom Rack, all in a safe and sanitary space. Relax and unwind with drinks or dinner at Texas de Brazil, P.F. Chang’s, World of Beer or any of the fun dining venues.
Syracuse is also home to one-of-a-kind natural areas, expansive greenspaces, lush forests and waterfall lagoons. The perfectly distanced way to break out of your routine, the great outdoors in the greater Syracuse area offer thousands of acres of state parks, such as the picturesque Green Lakes State Park and 167-foot cascading waterfalls at Chittenango Falls State Park. Bike the streets of downtown Syracuse or hit the trails to take in a little history along the Erie Canal. Enjoy the idyllic lakeside town of Skaneateles where boating, boutiques, fine dining and Finger Lakes wine country are a favorite of locals and visitors alike.
Step out to the safe and inviting spaces of Syracuse — you'll see why our standards have never been higher and your experience has never been better.