From breathtaking hiking trails to trendy downtown hot spots to food to satisfy every palate, Syracuse has a lot to offer you! Check out what the Salt City has in store.

Small City Feel With Big City Amenities

You’ll find no shortage of activities on campus and places to explore around the Heights.

Arts & Entertainment

Syracuse is known for the variety and quality of its entertainment offerings. You'll be able to explore museums, art galleries, performance spaces and more. If you love the performing arts, you'll find The Syracuse Orchestra, an opera company and regional theaters, plus the chance to enjoy performances of comedy, puppetry and improvisation. Fans of the arts will love exploring the Everson Museum of Art. And if musical theater is your passion, the Landmark Theatre hosts major Broadway touring companies and concerts. Interested in more?

Explore the Beauty of Central New York

You'll find recreational activities for every season in Central New York. Within a short drive from campus, you'll be able to explore the Finger Lakes, swim in the emerald waters of Green Lakes State Park, bike along the old Erie Canal, golf at one of our many outstanding public courses, pick apples in the fall at Beak & Skiff Orchards, downhill ski at one of the several resorts, or snowshoe through the woodland trails of Highland Forest.

Nightlife & Dining

Get a taste of local, national and international dining options in Syracuse and Central New York. Whether you are looking for a diner, coffee shop, food court or fine dining experience, you'll find it here. At night, the city comes to life in Armory Square. You'll be able to explore dozens of shops, unique restaurants, pubs and boutiques. Our tip? Be sure you explore the hidden gems in every part of the city – from the Irish Tipperary Hill to “Little Italy” on the North Side to the bohemian village of Westcott Street, just minutes from campus.

Ready... Set... Shop!

Syracuse boasts a wide variety of shopping experiences. Located five miles from campus is Destiny USA, the sixth biggest mall in the U.S., with more than 300 traditional retail and outlet stores, restaurants and entertainment venues. Just five minutes away, enjoy the convenience of the Fayetteville Town Center, which features restaurants and stores such as Target, Kohl's and L.L. Bean. And down the hill from the Heights, you’ll also find supermarkets, as well as small grocers and international food markets.

Go-To Spots

LMC Students Share Their Favorites

"Don't just look at events on campus; be sure to check out the local culture as well. There are plenty of great restaurants, music venues, coffee shops and stores in Syracuse if you want to get off campus and explore for a day. Go see a band at the Westcott Theater and get some food at Rise N Shine, or grab a Nutella Latte at Recess Coffee.”

Le Moyne Student
St. Ignatius

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