Sedgwick was Syracuse's first residential historic district. Rooted in architectural design history, visitors and locals can enjoy the city's most remarkable 20th century Italianate, Tudor and Colonial Revival homes designed by the esteemed Ward Wellington Ward, Dwight James Baum, Paul Hueber, Harry King, Bonta and Taylor and Archimedes Russell. Among the structural distinction and lush landscaping are exceptional city parks and top-rated restaurants and bars on the outskirts of Sedgwick and the bordering North Side, a district with rich German-American roots which now supports a large immigrant population and multinational culinary and retail fusions for all to enjoy.
Best afternoon eats
Looking for a Change of Pace? You'll find it on the North Side off of Grant Boulevard. Some of the best wings in town and eleven big screen TVs for all the SU games.
Best place for bites + beverages
A restaurant that will give you all the old school piano bar feels, Riley's has an exquisite seasonal menu, local drafts and floor-to-ceiling woodwork. This neighborhood spot is a jewel tucked away in the northeast section of Syracuse. Grab a pint, unwind while the owner tickles the ivories, bite into a burger or one of their fresh daily specials and have a taste of Brian's famous desserts.
Best places for pizza + pints
Swing by DiLauro's Pizza and Bakery for some of the best pizza on the North Side, and grab a few loaves of their fresh baked bread or rolls to bring home.
Check out Peppino's if you're looking for a quick slice and some garlic knots.
Best supper spots
Little Italy transport Attilio's serves up authentic Italian cuisine in their new location on James Street. From oven-fired pizzas to their famous spaghetti pie, guests will enjoy a comprehensive and creative menu while sharing an intimate dining experience.
Satisfy your craving for Korean cuisine at Spoon & Chopsticks on James Street. Order up your own style of Ramen or check out some of their noodles and chef's special dishes.
Stop, sip and shop at Vinomania on Pearl Street near the 81 North on-ramp. Offering a wide selection of rotating wines and spirits, this is the place to go for a personalized shopping experience while stocking up your wine collection.
Head to the northside on the outskirts of Sedgwick and you'll find Liehs & Steigerwald butcher shop and deli, a family tradition among locals for generations. Since 1936, this award-winning and family-owned shop delivers the highest quality meats, brats, sausages and delicacies. Bring home some of their bacon and Black Forest brats, and if you're heading Downtown, check out their sister restaurant and deli.
Spend the day pampering yourself at Salon Bellezza, where you can enjoy everything from massage therapy to hair styling, manis, pedis and more.
Best way to get outdoors
A massive 37-acre park nestled in the hills, Schiller Park has it all: a ten-lane swimming pool with a capacity for 485 swimmers, complete with a huge water slide, a community center, athletic fields, ball courts and playgrounds. At the park's highest point, you can get an incredible panoramic view of the city.
Best places for family fun
Head to Apostrophe' S contemporary art gallery at the corner of Oak Street and Rugby Road — an old frame shop converted into a working sculpture studio and gallery by two Syracuse University alumnae, this versatile space focuses on the collaboration among artists and students through contemporary exhibitions.