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You can pick up and drop off your car hire in New York Syracuse from the Syracuse Hancock International Airport, located just a short drive from the city center as well as from convenient locations such as the Erie Boulevard East Shoppingtown Mall.
Syracuse is the fifth most populated city in New York state and the administrative capital of Onondaga County. Populated originally by Iroquois Indians, Syracuse has seen a continuous ebb and flow of migration since the mid-17th-century, leading to a truly cosmopolitan city. It was once an important American center of commercial salt production. With a car hire in Syracuse, you can really explore this vibrant town, taking in both its downtown heart and visitor attractions that lie further afield.
Visits to New York Syracuse should include the Everson Museum of Art. Housed in a contemporary building designed by famous architect I.M. Pei, the museum houses a vast collection of paintings, sculpture, ceramics, and photographs as well as one of the United State's largest collections of art videos spanning the 1960s and 1970s.
A contrasting attraction is the Erie Canal Museum housed in America's last surviving Weighlock Building. The museum provides a fascinating glimpse into the history of the Erie Canal and its impact on New York state and the wider world.
Fully hands-on and interactive is the Museum of Science and Technology where the young at heart whatever their age always enjoy the IMAX Theatre. Another family-friendly attraction is the Rosamond Gifford Zoo just a short drive away from downtown Syracuse. Especially popular is the zoo's hands-on experience with Asian elephants.
For a touch of nature, visit Webster Pond in the heart of the city or Onondaga Lake Park. Located just a few minutes drive from the center of Syracuse, Onondaga Park offers a wide choice of walking trails, children's playgrounds, and leisure activities.
With history, beautiful countryside, and the awe-inspiring Adirondacks on the doorstep, there are plenty of road trips to enjoy with your car rental Syracuse. Wineries and breweries abound in the Finger Lakes area while hiking, hot air ballooning, kayaking, and white water rafting are just some of the adventures that can be enjoyed in Letchworth State Park. Sometimes called the 'Grand Canyon of the East', this park is home to ancient cliffs and three impressive waterfalls.
In contrast, both history and sports lovers will find plenty to enjoy when they make the journey to Cooperstown in their car hire Syracuse. Lying on the picturesque Lake Otsego, Cooperstown has a long link to baseball and is home to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The city streets are lined with small homes and family-owned stores and surrounded by lakes and hills creating an image of small-town American life.
If you want to experience a busier taste of city life along with a great foodie scene, then head to Buffalo on the shores of Lake Erie. Buffalo is typical of American Rust Belt cities and also the home of the iconic Buffalo wings, enjoyed around the world. Another foodie destination is Rochester known for its 'garbage plate' of macaroni with meat sauce and fries. You should also dip into its Memorial Art Gallery to admire a collection that includes works by Rembrandt and Monet.
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