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Welcome to Syracuse, the bullseye of New York State, midway as you drive between Manhattan and Niagara Falls. Our city is rich in history, our downtown thriving as it undergoes a vibrant cultural renaissance. Yet we haven’t had a travel guidebook…until now. Syracuse’s first comprehensive travel guidebook, “100 Things to Do in Syracuse Before You Die” highlights popular favorites and unexpected gems that will surprise even longtime locals.

The 160-page book is packed with over 200 recommendations across five categories:

  • Food and Drink
  • Music and Entertainment
  • Sports and Recreation
  • Culture and History
  • Shopping and Fashion

Themed itineraries and seasonal suggestions will help you plan day trips and activities best enjoyed at specific times of year. It’s the convenient, one-stop Syracuse/Central New York travel and tourism resource you’ve been waiting for–in paperback (and ebook at Amazon).

First published April 1, 2022, it’s already sold over 1200 copies.

Get your personally inscribed signed copy — click here for details.

Or visit these local retailers who stock the book:

The book is also available through major retailers including Barnes & Noble (Dewitt, Liverpool, Ithaca stores), Target, Walmart, and of course Amazon.


About the Author

Linda Lowen

A nonfiction book reviewer for Publishers Weekly and theater reviewer for the Syracuse Post-Standard, Linda Lowen is familiar to many after years on-air at local NPR and PBS stations. Her work has appeared in the New York Times and in “Tiny Love Stories: True Tales of Love in 100 Words or Less” (Artisan Books, December 2020). A writing instructor and editor, her writing advice has been featured in The Writer and Writer’s Digest magazines.