The birthplace of famous actors and famous sports individuals, Syracuse, New York is truly home to the stars. It’s also the place to be when you fancy urban parks, food crawls, museums, shopping and all sorts of festivals - it is truly one of the best places in the United States. Situated strategically in the heart of the concrete jungle, expect malls in nearly every corner. From Northern Lights Shopping Center to Marshall Square Mall, to save you the time and hassle, we’ve made a list of the top shopping malls in Syracuse, New York. Keep reading for more information.
1. Destiny USA
Have your walking shoes ready for this mall because it is the second-biggest mall in the USA, so enormous that it has its own zip code. With over 200 stores to shop in, a day is not enough to see the whole place. There is just so much to do in this mall besides shopping - you can watch a movie, eat good food, and a lot more. There are all kinds of clothing outlets so you will definitely find something that will suit your budget. There are so many restaurants that you will have a hard time deciding where to eat.
Address: 9090 Destiny USA Dr, Syracuse, NY 13204, United States
Website: Destiny USA
Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 10am - 9:30pm; Sun: 11am - 6pm
2. Marshall Square Mall
Though not as big as Destiny USA, this mall inside Syracuse University is the perfect place for meeting your friends or colleagues. You can get your errands done and do some work here because this mall has a fast Wifi connection and is equipped with a lot of tables and power outlets. It is also a one-stop-shop if you want to send something, seek legal services and a lot more. It is less busy compared to other places because it is located on the north edge of Syracuse. Eat at Cafe Kubal or shop at Han’s Oriental Market.
Marshall Square Mall
Address: Syracuse University, 720 University Ave #14, Syracuse, NY 13210, United States
Website: Marshall Square Mall
Opening hours: 7am - 11pm (daily)
3. ShoppingTown Mall
Editor’s note: establishment is permanently closed
This 988,000-sq-ft (91,788-sq-m) mall is one of the oldest malls in Syracuse. It has the all-time favorite Chili’s Bar and Grill and other places where you can get fit and healthy, like CrossFit Dewitt. The mall is always happy to serve and is worth visiting, especially when you have kids with you because you can take them to see a show at CNY Playhouse, a theater company. And of course, there is Regal Cinemas, where you can relax and watch a movie.
Address: 3649 Erie Blvd E, Syracuse, NY 13214, United States
Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 10am - 8pm; Fri - Sat: 10am - 9pm; Sun: 11am - 6pm
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4. Northern Lights Shopping Center
Northern Lights is a strip mall that’s perfect if you are just going for a stop-over. The mall consists of stores for essential needs, with shops like the Dollar Store, Shoppers World, and Walmart, three places where you can find almost anything. And if you are up for a quick pampering session, Northern Lights also has LA Nails and Mickey’s Barbershop on-site. Though the mall’s food choices only consist of sandwiches from the deli, there are other nearby restaurants where you can get food. Located and easily accessed from Route 65, the mall is the most convenient place to go when you are heading south.
Northern Lights Shopping Center
Address: 132 Northern Lights Plaza, Syracuse, NY 13212, United States
Opening hours: 10am - 9pm (daily)
5. Shop City Shopping Center
Editor's Note: There's no photo available at the time of writing
A superb establishment, Shop City has everything you need. There are a number of convenient stores available, such as Valu Home Centers as well as Tops Friendly Market where you can do your grocery shopping. It’s got a Dollar Tree branch, which has a frozen goods section. This is a convenient shopping mall to stop by if you are near Teall Avenue. You can also grab women’s clothing at Rainbow Shop and Dots Fashion. Also, with its friendly and warm tenants, you will find yourself coming back to this place when visiting Syracuse.
Shop City Shopping Center
Address: 1820 Teall Ave, Syracuse, NY 13206, United States
6. Western Lights Plaza
With over 25 shops, Western Lights Plaza will save you time on your shopping. If you are looking for Italian pizza, there’s Di Bello’s. How about some booze for your party? There’s a liquor store here. If you want your car cleaned, there’s also a carwash service on-site. Nearly everything is within your reach in this mall, and they even have a large parking lot. Top up your pantry at the supermarket: The Price Chopper, where you can get big discounts on your groceries.
Western Lights Plaza
Address: 4671 Onondaga Blvd, Syracuse, NY 13219, United States
Website: Western Lights Plaza
7. Fairmount Fair
Fairmount Fair has an enormous Target where you can find everything that you’re looking for. And Target is not the only huge store here. It also has a gigantic Marshalls, a department store, and Bed Bath & Beyond, where you can get home essentials. This place is perfect when you are spoiling yourself or going for a quick store run. There are a lot of things to see and restaurants to explore in this plaza. You will not run out of things to do.
Address: 3529 W Genesee St, Syracuse, NY 13219, United States
8. Westvale Plaza
Westvale Plaza is a great mall for thrifty shoppers who want to score good deals. You will even find Stop and Swap Books here, where you can buy or, better yet, swap your books for other titles. This is really the place to go to when you are on a tight budget but want to go shopping to get your dose of retail therapy. The mall also offers a variety of choices when it comes to food and restaurants. It has Subway, Fish Cove and a whole lot more.
Address: 2102 W Genesee St # 1, Syracuse, NY 13219, United States
Opening hours: Tue - Sat: 8am - 9pm; Sun - Mon: 8am - 8pm
9. Onondaga Plaza
Goodwill, which is an all-time American favorite store, is located within Onondaga Plaza. This is a store and non-profit organization that sells items ranging from fashion to art, and they also provide job training to locals. It has been a go-to place for many people living in Syracuse. Wegmans Food Markets is also available here, a well-known grocery chain in America, where you can stock up on food. You can also buy homemade cookies and other pastries here. This mall is quite close to restaurants and other landmarks and offers ample parking space.
Address: 4722 Onondaga Blvd, Syracuse, NY 13219, United States
Shopping in Syracuse
New York is known as one of the world’s top shopping capitals, and Syracuse boasts big-city attractions with a small-town feel. Enjoy the restaurants, discover picnic sites, or simply shop till you drop and avail of good bargains on your visit.
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