Things to Do: Stay Entertained while Socially Distanced in Syracuse, NY
Friday, March 20, 2020 2:00 PM by Mary Kate Harrigan
Looking for ways to support local businesses and find fun within the community while doing your part by staying home? There are plenty of ways you can still enjoy Syracuse entertainment from trying a new delivery dish, joining live gatherings, shopping local online retailers and more! Check out our list of offers and activities available to you from a distance. For more inspiration, check out our local resources page that our team is always updating- just for you!
Treat Yourself to Takeout
Many of our favorite restaurants are offering takeout options during this time. Get adventurous and place an order from that restaurant you've been meaning to try out or find comfort in an old favorite dish by ordering curbside pickup or delivery. Don't miss celebrating a "Takeout Tuesday" or challenge yourself to complete the Syracuse & Onondaga County Restaurant Bingo Board for a prize. Tune into the Visit Syracuse Instagram where we are always sharing deals and news from our foodie community.
Remote Craft Beverage Tasting
You can still enjoy the Syracuse craft beverage movement with many breweries and wineries offering curbside pickup options from bottles, growlers to cans. Stock up on your favorites and drink local. Check in with your go-to wineries and breweries for deals & specials.
Stream Syracuse Scenes
Enjoy scenes from Syracuse without leaving the house by checking out where to stream a selection of movies filmed within the region. Work your way through the whole list and see how many familiar locations you can spot.
Hit the Virtual Gym
WFH can also stand for 'Workout at Home' with virtual classes from your favorite SYR instructors. Many local fitness centers and gyms, including Metro Fitness, have classes available online. Not a member? No problem, some fitness hot spots like FHIIT Barre & Bodyworks are offering rates for non-members.
Shop Local from Home
Shop local boutiques and goods online to brighten the day of a loved one or yourself. Know someone missing home? This is the perfect time to send them love from afar. Check out our guide on where to get local goods shipped to your door, here.
Explore the Arts & More Indoors
Check out ways that you can experience live music, meet-ups, museum tours, dance parties and more with our guide on how to enjoy Syracuse virtually.
Embrace Your Inner Photographer
While you're scrolling Instagram, tag us (@VisitSyracuse) in your 'Cuse pics or use the hashtag #visitsyr and we'll share them on our story. Help us collectively reminisce on some of our favorite seasons, places and events. There is no better way to share in the gratitude we have for our local community while socially distanced than through a photograph.
Need fresh air? There are plenty of ways to explore the outdoors while still staying safe. We are lucky to have many trails and landscapes within the county that offer up great views. Make sure to always follow CDC guidelines during this time to protect others and yourself.
Create a Syracuse Bucket List
In times of uncertainty, sometimes we can only daydream of the adventures we will have when it is safe to do so. We hope that the 'Insider Blog' and our other online resources serve up inspiration for what to attend, what to do and where to go for future outings. Discover from a distance with us so that when the world is ready, we can all go out there and live fully as a community.