Syracuse Journals

Syracuse, NY Travel Info

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A travel journal to Syracuse by fallschirmhosen

Quote: A brief description of the basic essentials needed to travel to Syracuse. It's not a big place, so there's not much to say!

Spaghetti Warehouse

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Restaurant

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If you love Italian food (well, American-style Italian food), then the Spaghetti Warehouse is for you. The restaurant is located on the city's north side in an area once dominated by factories and warehouses. However, recent development projects have begun turning the old factories into loft apartments and stores. Parking at the restaurant is usually pretty simple. They have a lot right next to the restaurant, which is down a small hill. On street level is another small lot. If both are filled, parking on the street is easy and free. Like all Spaghetti Warehouses, the restaurant is decorated with old tobacco ads, signs, and anything else antique. One room of the res...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 5, 2004

Spaghetti Warehouse
689 North Clinton Street
Syracuse 13204
(315) 475-1807

Weber's Restaurant

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Restaurant

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Tucked away among the rows of houses on Syracuse's north side is a great German restaurant...Weber's. You might drive right pass it if you're not careful. It's on a corner on Danforth Street, a few blocks from P&C Stadium. There is a red neon sign hanging on the corner, and that's about it. Parking is available across the street in a small lot. If you go there for dinner, arrive early to be sure you get a space. Otherwise, you'll need to park on the street. You enter Weber's through a side door (complete with a screen door), and once you step in you feel like you've walked into someone's kitchen or living room. Ceilings are low, everything is close together, and...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 5, 2004

Weber's Restaurant
820 Danforth Street
Syracuse 13208
(315) 472-0480

Heid's of Liverpool

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Restaurant

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Heid’s Hot Dog Stand is a local legend in the Syracuse area. It has been serving hot dogs in the same location for many many years and is a local treat. Go there on any summer afternoon and grab a REAL hot dog (not a ballpark frank), smother it with mustard, and have yourself a cold glass of chocolate milk. You'll feel like a real, fat American! Lines are usually short (although see my warning below). Basically, you walk in, get in line, pick out what you want and watch them cook the dog right in front of you, then grab a seat inside or outside. The building has a unique art-deco-like look, and has never changed. Getting to Heid’s is rather simple. If you're coming from the city ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 11, 2004

Heid's of Liverpool
305 Oswego Street
Liverpool 13088
(315) 451-0786

Transportation To/From

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Getting to/from Syracuse is easy. By Plane: Syracuse's airport (known as Hancock Airport) is conveniently located 10 minutes north of the city. There are numerous flights to and from the airport daily, connecting it to major cities like New York (1 hour flight), Detroit, Philadelphia, Charlotte, Las Vegas (yes, direct flights), Orlando, and many other points in between. Some of the major airlines that serve the airport are USAirways, United, Delta, JetBlue, and Continental. A new airline called TransMeridian connects Syracuse to Las Vegas, Orlando, and Puerto Rico. The airport itself is divided into two wings, and each wing requires you to pass through securit...Read More

Getting Around Town

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Bus: All of Central New York is served by the Centro bus service. Most areas within the city limits are reachable by bus, but once outside the city it is harder to catch a bus. Service is general very limited and slow. I would recommend renting a car to get around town, if you don't have one already. Most car rental businesses are located near the airport. Driving: The easiest and quickest way to see Syracuse is by driving. Any suburb or city location can be reached within minutes by car. Traffic is not bad at all, and the highways connect the major areas easily. For instance, you can be north of the city near route 31 and then drive to the southwester...Read More