Things To Do In Syracuse

Improv Comedy Show Featuring Don't Feed the Actors Plus Dinner at The Central New York Playhouse (Up to 50% Off)

"Don't Feed the Actors"

The Central New York Playhouse

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Improv troupe specializes in games and scenes based on audience participation

$50 $25

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$49 for Four Private Guitar Lessons with Free Lesson e-Book at American Guitar Academy ($129.95 Value)

American Guitar Academy

Onondaga

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

$129.95 $49

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Admission for Two, Four, or Six People to Amazing Mirror Maze (50% Off)

Amazing Mirror Maze

Syracuse

One of the world’s largest mirror mazes offers 2,000 square feet full of mirrors, lights, and open halls that turn into dead-ends

$20 $10

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$49 for a Six-Week Martial Arts Class at Five Star Martial Arts ($253 Value)

Five Star Martial Arts

Clay

Kids and adults learn self-defense and mixed martial arts moves from a team of experienced instructors at an award-winning studio

$253 $49

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Four or Eight 45-Minute Private Piano Lessons at Creative Piano Teaching (Up to 57% Off)

Creative Piano Teaching

East Syracuse

Weekly piano lessons guide students through a wide range of concepts, assignments, and styles of music

$175 $79

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One or Two Months of Weekly Kids' Dance Classes at DMB Dance Productions (Up to 51% Off)

DMB Dance Productions

Cicero

Students aged 2–18 learn to dance at a school supervised by a So You Think You Can Dance contestant

$40 $20

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$30 for Two Private Lessons and One Group Class at Fred Astaire Dance Studio ($145 Value)

Fred Astaire Dance Studio

Fayetteville

Learn to waltz, salsa, and tango during private dance lessons and a group class

$145 $30

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10 or 20 Fitness Classes or One Month of Membership at Strive 4 Strength (Up to 89% Off)

Strive 4 Strength

Strive 4 Strength

An intimate studio, free of intimidating swarms of exercisers, hosts quality cardio and strength equipment, as well as fitness classes

$200 $26

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1 or 3 Months of Martial Arts, Self Defense, & Tai Chi Classes at Villari Martial Arts Centers (Up to 88% Off)

Villari Martial Arts Centers

Syracuse

Celebrating their 45th anniversary, classes sharpen focus, encourage discipline, and boost fitness in family-friendly environment

$95 $17

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$46 for $100 Worth of Martial Arts — Peaceful Warrior Arts

Peaceful Warrior Arts

Lakefront

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$100 $46

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Four-Hour or Full-Day Kayak Rental for Two with Lesson at Stone’s Marina Kayak Club (Up to 58% Off)

Stone's Marina Kayak Club

Bridgeport

Marina staffers equip paddlers with kayaks, life vests & 30-minute tutorials before pushing them off on trips across tree-lined Oneida Lake

$130 $55

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$32 for 18-Hole Round of Golf for Two with Cart at The Ridge Golf Club (Up to $64 Value)

The Ridge Golf Club

The Ridge Golf Club

Sculpted into a thick forest, 9-hole course creates tie lies and tricky landing spots for golfers to contend with

$64 $32

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One Month of Unlimited CrossFit or Kids CrossFit at CrossFit Dewitt (Up to 66% Off)

CrossFit Dewitt

Shoppingtown Mall

Ever-changing workouts built around functional movements such as pull-ups and squats help build strength and endurance

$100 $34

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5 or 10 Fitness Kickboxing Classes with Gloves at Karate John's Martial Art Center (Up to 63% Off)

Karate John's Martial Art Center

Cicero

One-hour kickboxing classes at a martial arts center that promotes self-improvement by helping students shed inches and gain confidence

$98 $39

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One or Three Months of Boot-Camp or Karate Classes at Central New York Karate and Kobudo Schools (Up to 78% Off)

Central New York Karate Schools And Kobudo Schools

East Syracuse

Instructors whip adults into shape with intense boot camp classes and impart down the art of Okinawan Goju Ryu karate to all ages

$49 $19

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One-Month Afterschool Bike-Park Program for One or Two at CranX Bike and Sports Park (Up to 51% Off)

CranX Bike and Sports Park

Syracuse

Kids stay occupied after school by biking around 90,000 sq. ft. facility and 3-acre outdoor park with trails, jumps, ramps, and halfpipe

$75 $38

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Three 30- or 60-Minute Personal-Training Sessions at Tia Falcone Fitness (Up to 64% Off)

Tia Falcone Fitness

Shoppingtown Mall

Certified personal trainer Tia Falcone integrates everything from circuit and weight training to cardio exercises into customized workouts

$90 $35

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Live-Action Adventure for Two or Four at 5 Wits (Up to 52% Off)

5 Wits

Lakefront

Immersive, live-action adventures pit participants against mysterious spies or an angry pharaoh

$29.98 $14.99

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Five Boot-Camp Classes at MIM Athletics (64% Off)

Mim Athletics

De Witt

A one-hour circuit training boot camp class designed to burn fat and build muscle. Classes are for all fitness levels.

$50 $18

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Twenty-one runs streak across the Toggenburg Mountain Winter Sports Center trail map, furnishing skiers and snowboarders with ample real estate to perfect swerves and test nerves in the crisp high country air. Five lifts—two doubles, a triple, and a pair of beginner rope tows—hoist snowy revelers to the top of runs such as the black diamond Oh My Goat, the blue square Angora Alley, and the green circle Capricorn Caper, as well as two terrain parks. Here, a gantlet of rails, boxes, and tables not only give daredevils the chance to show off their aerial acrobatics, but also provide a rough idea of what it would be like to wear skis into a furniture store. First-timers and skiers in need of a refresher can sign up for snow school, where expert instructors illuminate proper technique during private, semiprivate, and group lessons.

Off the mountain, Chilly Choices ski shop keeps skiers and snowboarders warm on the outside with hats, gloves, goggles, and apparel. Meanwhile the Foggy Goggle and Toggenburg Cafeteria keep them warm them on the inside with toasty eats such as braised tenderloin tips and pizza.

1135 Toggenburg Road
Fabius,
NY
US

The ember of Nick Coppola's fervor for fishing began years ago. While Nick studied biology in college, this passion bloomed into a full-blown vocation as he spent summers scouring the rivers of Southwest Montana. Since those early moments wading in the tides, Nick has become a New York State–licensed guide, continuing to catch trophy salmon, steelhead trout, brown trout, and runaway goldfish as the head of Slickwater Adventures.

Throughout two seasons each year, Coppola and his staff lead anglers of all levels into some of the East Coast's most picturesque habitats, including the Ausable River during summer months and the eastern Lake Ontario tributaries during winter. No matter the location, Coppola encourages participants to customize each adventure to their specific goals, whether they are honing existing skills, learning basic techniques, or luring in trophy catches with tricks and well-timed eyewinks.

5864 Carmenica Drive
Cicero,
NY
US

Nestled in Syracuse’s historic Armory Square district, PJ’s Pub and Grill’s unpretentious atmosphere belies the filet mignon sizzling in its kitchen. Patrons can slice into gourmet beef cuts and other upscale dinner entrees, such as a sesame-crusted tuna and portobello-stuffed ravioli, as games unfold on the eatery’s big-screen TVs. Alternatively, diners can opt for bar-style eats, which complement a bar-sized selection of wine, beer and shots. Dishes range from shepherd’s pie and grilled paninis to burgers, such as the Southwestern, crowned in pepper jack cheese and onion straws. A daily rotation of lunch and happy-hour specials adds an element of surprise to the dining experience, much like finding a winning lottery ticket in your date's wallet, and groups can retire to a choice of two brick-walled banquet halls for private celebrations.

116 Walton Street
Syracuse,
NY
US

An old-fashioned marquee illuminates the entrance to the Palace Theater, its scarlet and gold light beaming just as brightly as when the venue first opened in 1922. Back then, it was a 1,300-seat neighborhood movie theater with a second-floor dine and dance ballroom. That was owner Alfred Dibella's vision, and when he passed away in 1959, he made sure the theater landed safely in the hands of his daughter, Frances.

Today, the Palace remains a family heirloom. Much like a dubstep remix of the Gettysburg Address, the current space is a mixture of modern technology and vintage appeal, retaining its architectural integrity despite updates over the years. Perhaps the biggest change has been Palace's transformation from a single-screen movie house into a multi-use event space, capable of hosting everything from rehearsal dinners to graduation ceremonies.

2384 James St
Syracuse,
NY
US

Swamp Road Walk of Terror rings in the Halloween season with its spooky trail, inhabited by ghoulish characters such as Killjoy the Clown, Ripsaw the Lumberjack, and Swamp Creature. As visitors traverse the boggy landscape, frightening apparitions spring from the darkening path, eliciting squeals, jumps, and silent vows to join a running group. Of the bevy of characters at the annual spookfest, the Dollmaker seems to quicken the most pulses; famed local toymaker Herbert Merkins, wanted for kidnapping and murder in connection with crafting his seemingly innocent dolls out of human skin, is on the loose. The fact that the tale is made up doesn’t stop swampgoers from fleeing the actor’s clammy grasp as he and his cohorts frighten visitors with backstories of terrifying experiences and trips to the DMV.

1187 County Route 37
Central Square,
NY
US

Since 1993, Cirque Dreams' family-friendly variety extravaganzas have called upon a cast of acrobats, strongmen, and daredevils to wring the oohs and aahs out of audiences with tremendous feats of derring-do. During each themed production, more than 100 performers garbed in dazzling outfits twirl high in the air, contort their bodies into impossible shapes, and solve long division problems to earn uproarious applause from the crowd. At Dream Studios in Pompano Beach, Florida, hundreds of contracted artists from around the world develop their skills and prep for Cirque Dreams performances under the direction of Neil Goldberg and his team of choreographers, contortionists, and designers.

411 Montgomery St.
Syracuse,
NY
US