There's no better way to see the region by hopping in your car for a day-long adventure. Grab your friends, family or even go solo to take in these sights and roadside experiences. Use these stops as inspiration and build the route that works the best for you!


Pick an Outdoor Stop

The region is filled with beautiful views where you can drive up and sight-see or get out of your car and fully explore. Take a hike around one of our many waterfall trails, relax on the beach at Green Lakes State Park or roller blade and bike at Onondaga Lake Park. There are countless outdoor activities and scenic stops to put on your itinerary, click here for inspiration


Tour Neighborhoods 

Our local neighborhoods have their own unique flare that makes each one of them worth visiting. From murals and street art to architecture-lined parks and history, there's a masterpiece or story to be told within each spot. Add in a mix of culinary, local business and attraction storefronts with a welcoming atmosphere and you'll be glad you dropped by. Check out our neighborhood guide to find your next stop.


Pack a Takeout Picnic 

Part of a great day is what you eat. Embrace your inner foodie on your drive whether you're picking up a Glazed & Confused donut for the ride or grabbing a whole lunch to-go at one of our many area restaurants. Get inspired by checking out local restaurants and pick the one that best fits your taste.  


Fun On the Drive

For added fun, incorporate some drive through options on your route. Those who want to knock off a spot on the Haunted History Trail can drive along the paranormal 13 Curves on Onondaga Hill. Those seeking a quirky sight can navigate the Upside Down Traffic Light on Tipperary Hill. History buffs can cruise down Water Street in Downtown Syracuse to see where the Erie Canal once ran through including viewing the weighlock building at the Erie Canal Museum.



Choose your adventure and plan the perfect weekend drive throughout the region. Stay safe on the roads and stay inspired with additional activities to add to your trip, here.