Our guide to Syracuse, NY
The Lexa City Editor here. Many of you know I grew up in Charleston, but you maybe don’t know this I was born in Syracuse, New York.
We moved to Charleston when I was two, so it really is home, but i ended up going back to attend Syracuse University for my baccalaureate + part of my family still lives in the region.
Although I love everything Charleston has to offer, there was just something special about autumn in Syracuse. The crisp, fresh air, the changing leaves, the fall traditions – I really felt the change of seasons + the the importance of new beginnings.
Act like a local following this fall getaway guide in Syracuse.
- Visit Green Lakes State Park with two glacial lakes + 10 miles of trails. It’s a great way to get some fresh air and experience.
- Check fall foliagewhich usually starts in September. Looked at ESF SUNY Guide to Fall Colors in Upstate New York.
- Try to enter the autumn spirit? no problem. There is a lot of fall festivals for the whole family to choose.
- There is no lack of pumpkin patch around townbut City Editor Lexa recommends pumpkin hollow. Although she might be a bit biased considering she grew up going here.
Act like a local:
- Food: feeling Italian food? Make a reservation at Pastabilities — you will not be disappointed. Want a taste of the Lowcountry? Take one pulled pork platter of Bar-B-Que Dinosaur. Pro tip: You have to stop Stella’s dinner at least once for breakfast.
- Drink: Visit the speakeasy lounge Golden Mace. Fill out the form for the access code beforehand.
- Outside: Head to Beak and Skiff Apple Orchards for the whole fall feels. You’ll want to take a tractor ride to pick your own apples.
- Coffee: There is nothing better than a dirty chai latte of recreation cafe on a crisp day.
- Explore: Take a short drive to Skaneateles + spend time on Lake. There are plenty of stores to browse and places to picnic.
- Listen: Watch a live performance on Funk and waffles while you enjoy your breakfast.