This is the largest state fair in the U.S. And you know it. The size of a small town of about 60,000, the fair gets up to 100,000 people per day during the 10 days that it is open. It may seem a little crowded at times, but that is all part of the state fair experience.
The food court is especially nice, as many area vendors, as well as those from more exotic locations, show up. For a fair food area, it is pretty clean. Additionally, there is a variety of rides, appropriate for kids as well as adults only. A petting zoo is great fun for everyone. The ride tickets are reasonably priced, and the entrance fee is relatively low.
An all around fun time in the finest of traditions.
This Hotel is in a great location: It is close to down town and near the campus of Syracuse University. There are many cultural events nearby, as well as good places to eat. The hotel was recently remodeled, and is the picture of perfect hospitality. A hotel shuttle is available to pick you up from the airport or from the University campus.
If you enjoy visiting places with spiritual energy, this mosque is the place for you. Prayers are held daily, and visitors are welcome. Women must use the back stairs to go to their place in the balcony. The simplicity of the inside of the mosque is beautiful and reverberates with reverence. The Arabic language is beautiful, and it is a joy to listen to the prayers. The people are welcoming and friendly, and willing to help you as you seek to feel spiritually filled.
No matter your religious or spiritual beliefs, the Zen Center offers a beautiful retreat from the world. With meditation, spiritual classes, and practice in calming techniques, this place offers spiritual healing.
The staff is well practiced in spiritual techniques, and make excellent guides for your own meditative journey, especially if you are inexperienced. The center is beautifully decorated inside, and the grounds are well kept. It is a place of spirtual calm and harmony, and worth a visit for a day to revitalize the spirit.
This little outlet of the main dairy in the area carries the delicious milk for a reasonable price. The store is fairly clean, and also carries a variety of bread, pastry items and other beverages. The store is small, and the selection is somewhat limited. It is better to approach the store from the back, rather than try to navigate busy Seneca Turnpike. This is a fairly nice place to pick up a few staples.
The Oriental food variety at Han's makes it quite a nice place to shop. The store is fairly large, and contains a wide selection of foods representing different Asian countries. You will find more than Chinese and Japanese fare at this market. Korean, Vietnamese and some of the other foods are well represented. The only drawback is that there was not a whole lot of food from the Philippines to choose from.
But the over all selection is good, and the food of good quality. A great way to fulfill your meal planning needs.
Like all things hyped, the Fajita Grill was somewhat disappointing. This new eatery on Crouse, near the Syracuse University campus, was supposed to be "the" lunch place. It appears to be so, as there was a rather long long. Due to some lack of organization on the employees' parts, the food was kind of slow, and I'm sure some orders were mixed up.
While I didn't expect real Mexican food (the place looked too commercial for that) I was expecting something a little more. The chicken on my quesadilla was dried out (as it had been sitting out), as were the beans. Their taco sauce was not too bad though.
There is no reason to forsake all of the good food on and around Marshall Street for this new restaurant.
This Price Chopper is a rather nice one. With its deli and bagel shop, it is a charming place to shop. The produce is usually pretty good. Like all Price Choppers, the buy one, get one free sales allow you to stock up on needed items. The store is clean and easy to navigate. And the flower selection is fairly good. It is possible to find very nearly everything you need in the way of food, as even the foreign foods section is pretty well stocked.
There are many great grocery stores to choose from in Syracuse, so it might be a good idea to avoid this P & C. The store is not very clean, and while the sales can be good, you are likely to find similar sales in more pleasant shopping environments. The produce section does not boast particularly fresh fruit. In all, my experience with this grocery store was disappointing.
Book lovers will find this store a delight. Not only is there a tidy collection of paperbacks available, there is a bustling book trade. You can swap your old paperbacks for titles as yet unread. It is also possible to swap with other customers, should you discover that what you have is mutually beneficial. So, go through your paperback collection and pick out books you didn't like, or that you don't think you'll read again. Then take them in and swap them for something that you haven't had the pleasure of reading.