Stay busy this winter break in the ‘Cuse

Stay busy this winter break in the Cuse

Melissa McGovern '16, Staff Writer

Here in Syracuse, winter can sometimes give everyone a case of the “blahs”. It is cold, snowy, and, let’s face it, not always the best time of year for fun. No worries, there are plenty of great places to venture off to in Syracuse!

Start off close to Le Moyne and hit the Sunny Crest Skating Arena on Robinson Street. Wednesday’s are free too! Any other day is $6.00, which includes skates and admission.

Into snowshoeing or skiing? Beaver Lake is also a nice spot close by in Baldwinsville, full of many nature trails, natural, beautiful and only $4 per car. They’re open every day, except holidays 7 a.m. to 5 pm and carry poles, skis or anything you may need with extra charge.

What about an enchanted sleigh ride with your friends or loved one? Highland Forest is located in Fabius, NY, a part of the Onondaga County Parks. Sleigh rides are available weekends from 11am- 4pm beginning December 14, $6 per person.

Like animals? The Rosamond Gifford Zoo begins their “Snow Leopard Days” from January through February, open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and it’s only $4 to get in instead of the regular $8 cost.

Top your day off with a taste of the city by trying someplace new. Some cost efficient yet delicious places include: Strong Hearts, a little vegan café with tons of tasty, unique flavors, on East Genesee Street. Or, warm up with some tea at Unique Tea House on Marshall Street, near Syracuse University. Want someplace closer? Try Munjed’s Middle Eastern Café on Westcott Street, a few blocks from Le Moyne, and experience a different culture for a night.

No matter what you choose to do this winter, don’t forget the great experiences Syracuse has to offer.