If you are headed to Ironman 70.3 Syracuse, we have some suggestions for things to do and places to eat. Syracuse is in the heart of New York State. It’s a friendly university town that offers a variety of activities during the beautiful summer months. For all you spectators, please review the Ironman Spectator’s Guide and check their website for any updates.
THINGS TO DO
- Erie Canal Museum (318 Erie Blvd E) – Explore the story of the historic Erie Canal and it’s role in American history.
- Museum of Science and Technology (500 S. Franklin St.) – Located right in downtown Syracuse, you can see homemade science, a weather station, an IMAX theater, interactive exhibits, and much more.
- Webster Pond (2000 Block of Valley Dr.) – This is a scenic pond and park; perfect to unwind and enjoy a glimpse of nature’s beauty.
- Fairmount Glen Miniature Golf (210 Onondaga Rd.) – Who doesn’t love miniature golf?? Line up the perfect shot and putt to your heart’s content.
- Pole Position Raceway (Destiny USA Dr.) – Start your engines! Race a go-cart down a massive indoor track.
PLACES TO EAT
- Dinosaur BBQ (246 W. Willow St.) – A full-bodied barbeque joint with a unique atmosphere, with ruggedly flavored meats and savory seasoning.
- ALFA bar & dining room (200 Waring Rd.) – A neighborhood gem that bases their menu on seasonal, fresh, local ingredients. The food is totally made from scratch and they off vegetarian options.
- Spaghetti Warehouse (689 N. Clinton St.) – Need a little carb loading???
- Alto Cinco (526 Westcott St.) – If you are in the mood for Mexican, you can’t go wrong. Who wants homemade salsa, guacamole, and beans! They create fresh food in a homey atmosphere. To make it enough better, they support several animal welfare groups!
- Gentile’s (313 N. Geddes St.) – They get consistently great reviews for their innovative Italian dishes.
- bc Restaurant (247 W. Fayette St.) – They’re known for their customer-centric modern dining and offer a $30 three course menu.
- 317 at Montgomery Street – If you want a nice dinner out or looking for a romantic dinner, you’ve found the place. It’s a modern fusion restaurant that specializes in using fresh, local ingredients.
- Mario & Salvo’s Pizzeria (4326 E Genesee St.) – A fantastic New York style pizza with all the pizzaz, plus a great selection of other entrees.
- Strong Hearts Cafe (719 E. Genesee St.) – A heart healthy, vivacious vegan restaurant, dedicated to great taste that’s also good for you.
- Empire Brewing Company (120 Walton St.) – A hearty pub & restaurant featuring a varied selection of foods and alcoholic beverages
- Joelle’s French Bistro (4423 Skate Street Rd.) – Truly fine French dining, with a signature menu of independent gourmet creations.
Hope these ideas help. Have a great race and enjoy Syracuse!!!
– THE TRIWIVES
DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE THING TO DO OR PLACE TO EAT IN SYRACUSE?
Sherry is one of the TriWivesClub’s founders. She is also a contributor at TravelingMom & Challenge Family. She has been her triathlete husband’s biggest supporter and co-traveler for over 15 years. She is a former co-owner of the California Apparel News and had a career in the healthcare industry. Her passions include running, traveling, real food, and animal rescue/welfare. She lives a healthy lifestyle and has been a vegetarian since 1987. She and her husband are parents to two rescue pups and reside in Connecticut.