Syracuse is commonly known as a college town, but there are many Syracuse things to do that don't involve basketball games or bars. Visit the city’s beautiful beaches, scenic trails, or even visit one of the few remaining drive-in movie theaters and maybe catch a basketball game and visit a bar afterward. It is nice to experience everything a town has to offer, after all. Let this Syracuse guide show the way through this unique and bustling town.

Bordering three cities, Oneida Lake is just one of the many beautiful bodies of water located near Syracuse. Restaurants, bars, and coffee shops line the lake, and there are boats available for rental during warm weather months. Anyone looking enjoy the lake with a boisterous crowd can visit during the summer's annual Pig Roast. Hosted during the last weekend in June, this shorefront party is home to good food, good friends, and plenty of fun.

One of the most unique local attractions and things to do in Syracuse is the Fingerlakes Drive-In. Located just a short drive west in Auburn, this is a great short trip for anyone looking for a special thing to do in Syracuse. One of the few remaining drive-in theaters in the country, this piece of history plays the hottest movies on a giant screen. Be sure to check the schedule as it is sometimes not open on weekdays.

For those willing to take a little bit of a trip for the chance to do something truly special, take an hour drive down to Fayette, New York for the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail. Walk beautiful paths, visit some of New York's finest Vineyards, and visit with some alpacas! Be sure to book a wine dinner at one of the local restaurants.

Syracuse deals often require getting a good head-start on reservations, so book early and enjoy all Syracuse has to offer.

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