Syracuse – The Official Home of Winter


Why Syracuse? Syracuse has 2 seasons “Winter” and “Not-Winter”.

SyracuseThe perfect place to take the family this winter break. It’s less than 5 hours by car or train from New York City.  You can check in at recently renovated and beautiful Marriott Hotel in downtown Syracuse. Go skiing at Toggenburg in the morning, have lunch at Empire Bewing Company then go shopping at DestinyUSA, one of the largest malls in America.

The city of Syracuse has so much to offer:

Outdoor Activities:

  • Rosamond Gifford Zoo (yes, they are open all year round)
  • Ice Skating in Clinton Square


  • Toggenburg
  • Labrador MountainKing
  • Snow Ridge
  • Song Mountain Resort
  • Tubing at Four Seasons Golf & Ski Center

Snow shoeing

  • Green Lakes State Park
  • Beaver Lakes Nature Center
  • Camillus Erie Canal Park
  • Sunnycrest Park
  • Highland Forest

Indoor Activities:

  • Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology (MoST)
  • 5Wits, Wonderworks, Canyon Climb Adventure Ropes Course & Pole Position Indoor Raceway (all found at Destiny USA)
  • Mirbeau Inn & Spa
  • Syracuse Orange Basketball
  • Syracuse Crunch Hockey
  • Ice Skating at Synnycrest Ice Rink
  • Ice Skating at the Onondaga Nation Arena
  • Ice Skating at the Greater Baldwinsville Ice Arena


  • Destiny USA
  • Village of Skaneateles
  • Downtown Syracuse and Armory Square
  • Chocolate Pizza Company
  • Craft brewery/winery stores
  • CNY Regional Market
  • University Hill

Sight-seeing & History

  • Ska-nonh Great Law of Peace Center
  • Onondaga Historical Association
  • Erie Canal Museum
  • Everson Museum of Art

Wineries & Breweries

  • Anyela’s Vineyards
  • White Birch Vineyards
  • Greenwood Winery
  • Owera Vineyards
  • Beak & Skiff Apple Farms, Store, Distillery & Winery
  • Empire Brewing Company
  • Empire Farmstead Brewery
  • Greenwood Winery & Bistro
  • Middle Ages Brewing Co
  • Eastwood Brewing Co
  • Local 315 Brewing Co
  • Willow Rock Brewing Co
  • Stout Beard Brewing Co
  • Full Boar Craft Brewery and Tap Room