We created a bucket list of this summer’s must-dos in Syracuse, NY. Check off the activities one by one and discover new adventures, signature Syracuse events, and all this region has to offer during the warmer months.

  1.  Attend an outdoor concert or performance at one of many scenic venues in Onondaga County

  2. Walk, run, bike, blade or skate the trails at Onondaga Lake Park

  3. Enjoy a dinner cruise around Skaneatlese Lake with Mid-Lakes Navigation

  4. Tour the streets of Syracuse using Veo bikes and scooters

  5. Snap a photo with one of many Syracuse murals and public art throughout the city.

  6. Learn the history of the Haudenosaunee at Skä•noñh- Great Law of Peace Center 

  7. Rent a glass-bottom boat at Green Lakes State Park and paddle along the beautiful waters

  8. Catch a Syracuse Mets game at NBT Bank Stadium and enjoy the many promotions and giveaways that they host

  9. Explore the outdoors of Syracuse, with plenty of trails from beginner to advanced to choose from

  10. Dine outside in Downtown Syracuse on creative sidewalk patios with beautifully strung lights, live music, and tasteful cocktails
  11. Grab some friends and sip on Syracuse at the many wineries or breweries in the area 

  12. Tour the Erie Canal Museum or Camillus Erie Canal Park and learn the history of the famous waterway

  13. Order in a cup or a cone, delicious hard and soft-serve ice cream at one of Syracuse's many signature ice cream spots

  14. Attend a fun summer event like the Syracuse Nationals car show or the Great New York State Fair

  15. Dine at the stops along the Upstate Eats Trail to find Syracuse classics like salt potatoes, Hofmann hotdogs, bold BBQ, and more

  16. Try your hand at mini-golf at Fairmount Glen, Big Don's Wild River Mini Golf, or Four Seasons Golf & Ski Center

  17. Visit Destiny USA for world-class shopping, dining, entertainment, and indoor amusements

  18. Learn Syracuse's history of the underground railroad at the Onondaga Historical Association then visit the Jerry Rescue Monument in Clinton Square

  19. View ceramics and world-class art exhibits at the Everson Museum of Art

  20. Head to a food truck rally or rodeo and try a wide variety of food

  21. Enjoy sand, sun, and shore at Jamesville Beach Park - or bring your furry companion and head to the dog park there

  22. Taste your way around the world with vendors cooking up multicultural cuisine at Salt City Market 

  23. Attend Brew at the Zoo at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in August

  24. See the one-of-a-kind "upside-down" traffic light and check out Irish pubs in Tipperary Hill, Syracuse's Irish neighborhood 

  25. See a rainy day movie on the new National Grid Exploradome at the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology and immerse yourself in space and time.

  26. Relax by the roses at the Dr. E.M. Mills Rose Garden on University Hill 

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