Syracuse is a bustling place, and there are so many things to see and do, you don't want to waste time looking for hotels and transportation! That wouldn't be very prudent … not when there are Syracuse RV rentals from Cruise America available.
Visit the Erie Canal Museum in the National Register 1858 Syracuse Weighlock Building; the only structure of its kind in the nation. Drop by and take in the splendor of the beautifully restored Landmark Theatre, the number one live venue for shows in the city. Take the family to the Rosamond Gifford Zoo, where you will find more than 700 animals on the 43-acre compound. Take your family to the Museum of Science and Technology, where you will enjoy the hands-on exhibits in a wide range of scientific areas. You'll actually get smarter, and have fun while doing it! Try to find the time to take a reverent stroll through the final resting place of many of the famous Syracuse residents at the 160-acre historical Oakwood Cemetery.
Highland Forest in southern Onondaga County offers a vast number of recreational opportunities the whole year 'round. The activity that it's most known for is the cross-country skiing and sleigh rides. Of course, this is just during the winter season. There are plenty of other opportunities through the rest of the year, including hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. To get to Highland Forest from Syracuse take I-81S and State Rte 80E. It only takes about 35 minutes to get there.
One of the wonderful places to take your Cruise America rental RV from Syracuse is the Beaver Lake Nature Center. This 661-acre natural area is located 4 miles west of Baldwinsville. This unique site has all that Mother Nature has to give, including fauna and flora of all manner, wildlife of several varieties, from the cute and cuddly to the shrewd and wily. There is a lake in which you can paddle your kayak or canoe. If you don't have a kayak or canoe, you can rent one on the premises, along with life jackets and other equipment. You will find hiking trails, wood lots and fern grottos, all bustling with birds, bees and other wildlife. There are also a great number of wild flowers that adorn the countryside. It's a quick 25-minute jaunt from Syracuse by taking I-690W and NY-690N.
Make New York State's Finger Lake region one of your daytrips from Syracuse. It's a guaranteed success for the whole family. The natural beauty and intriguing attractions are abundant in this area of the state. From gorgeous waterfalls to pristine, shimmering lakes. From the charming villages to the magnificent parks, and from the unique shopping experiences to the one-of-a-kind museums, you will never find yourself bored. Relaxed, maybe, but never bored! With the accommodations that are available at Finger Lakes, you can plan on staying a day, a week or a month.
The Finger Lakes Region is also known for its wine country. There are more breweries, distilleries, wineries, wine trails and wine tastings than you can shake a stick at. This is home to Cornell University with its viticulture and oenology programs. Cornell is one of the leaders in wine grape research, and teaches new wine makers every year. You can enjoy a road trip around the wine trails (while you are NOT wine tasting), and then celebrate with a great, local award-winning Riesling or Cabernet afterwards. To get to the Finger Lakes region from Syracuse, take I-90W and NY-31W for approximately 70 minutes.
Syracuse, like every other town in North America or Canada, is best explored from the comfort of your rental motorhome from Cruise America, so book your trip now.