Spending a weekend in the Syracuse area or local and looking to explore? We’ve created a weekend full of safe winter activities to get you out and exploring the greater Syracuse area.


Friday: Begin your weekend with some breakfast for dinner at Funk N’ Waffles. Featured on Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, select from either their sweet (Banana Bread Waffle) or savory (Falafel Waffle) waffle menus or one of their other various breakfast staples. Head on over Clinton Square Ice Rink for some outdoor ice skating in the heart of downtown Syracuse! During the holidays skate beneath the bright lights of the Christmas tree. After some outdoor activity warm up at newly opened Peace, Love & Cupcakes while you grab some sweet treats.


Saturday:  Start your day off at The Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology (The M.O.S.T.). This interactive museum features fun for all ages with permanent and temporary exhibits including Dino Zone and Nature’s Ninjas, with live animal demonstrations. From there head north of Syracuse for some lunch and a beverage at Hot House Brewing. Warm up as you dine inside their greenhouse. Adults can try one of their specialty cocktails or home-brewed beers. From there enjoy some time in the great outdoors at Beaver Lake Nature Center. Offering hiking, snowshoeing and cross country skiing trails Beaver Lake is a perfect setting for family fun. Wrap up your day with dinner at Carmelita’s Mexican Restaurant followed by a drive through the popular Lights on the Lake. Carmelita’s offers authentic Mexican cuisine featuring local ingredients, home style recipes and their own family favorites. 


Sunday: Experience a delicious Sunday Brunch at Brian’s Landing Jamesville with menu favorites for any age. Try out the Cinnamon Roll French Toast or the Breakfast Mac & Cheese and add-on a mimosa flight featuring seasonal specials. From there head out to Four Seasons Golf and Ski Center and choose your fun between skiing, snowboarding or even snow tubing! Cap off your weekend with some decadent eats from Rise N’ Shine Diner, a must try are their specialty milkshakes.