ITS 2019 - Top 8 Syracuse Experiences

Discover some of the best-rated Things to Do in Syracuse according to Yelp & Trip Advisor.


Syracuse, NY-- home of the 2019 International Trails Symposium-- invites you to live like a local and do what makes you happy. Whether it’s stopping at the country’s only upside down stoplight (thanks to the Irish); climbing the world’s largest suspended indoor ropes course or trying your hand at a mystery room (inside of Destiny USA, New York State’s largest shopping, dining and entertainment center); slurping on wine slushies at the country’s oldest state fair, the Great New York State Fair; swimming in one of the greenest (but gorgeous) lakes in the U.S. at Green Lakes State Park, getting down to a live band and finger-licking good BBQ (at the original Dinosaur Bar-B-Que); or celebrating one of the many festivals that call downtown home, amidst the urban renaissance, Syracuse provides the platform for a refreshing and warm adventure.

Go horseback or hike through magical forests. Take a dinner cruise on one of the cleanest lakes in the world in Skaneateles. Scout for bald eagles just minutes from downtown. Explore the world of craft beer, cider and wine with our new Sip on Syracuse beverage trail.