Getting an RV rental in Syracuse gives you a chance to travel around the central New York state region and visit the fertile wine vineyards of the Finger Lakes, the hiking trails in the Adirondacks, and the majestic Thousand Island region along the Saint Lawrence Seaway.
There are many options to choose from when searching for an RV to rent on RVshare to explore the Syracuse area throughout the year. The options include pop-up camper rentals in Syracuse you can normally pull with a passenger vehicle and larger, more spacious trailer campers you will need a pickup truck or an SUV to haul around.
Other choices include Class A, B, and C motorhome rentals in Syracuse. Class A motorhomes are large and luxurious and can comfortably carry up to eight adults. These are big vehicles that allow you to have apartment-style living while on the road. Class B motorhomes are smaller than Class A vehicles and are easier to drive and handle. They offer a wide range of amenities. Class C motorhomes are roughly the size of a large passenger truck and are easy to drive. These are good for short trips for two to four adults who want some of the basic amenities of home without the need for the space or luxury of larger motorhomes.
One of the top-rated campgrounds near Syracuse is Otisco Lake Campground and Marina, located about 20 miles from downtown Syracuse. The campground offers fishing with a live bait and tackle shop on the grounds. The campground also rents a range of boats, kayaks, and canoes, so you can enjoy an outing on the waters of Otisco Lake.
There are many other campgrounds worth visiting in the Syracuse area that offer amenities such as electrical hookups, showers, swimming pools, hiking trails, and more. You can find them by looking through RVshare's top 10 campgrounds in the Syracuse area.
While there are no national parks in New York state, the National Park Service does operate the Erie Canal National Heritage Corridor. The corridor stretches from the Hudson River to Buffalo, New York, and it originally flowed through the center of downtown Syracuse. There are many places to visit along the corridor as it also passes through many small towns and villages in the area. The scenic drive is absolutely stunning in the autumn when the leaves change.
New York state is home to the oldest state park system in the U.S., and the state now has 180 parks, one of which is Green Lakes State Park, just 20 minutes away from Syracuse in Fayetteville. Green Lakes State Park has an old-growth forest, a golf course, and a pristine lake.
Syracuse has RV storage facilities throughout the area that allow 24-hour access. Many of the storage facilities also offer temperature-controlled units, 24-hour security, and computer-controlled entry gates. Your nearby options include U-Haul Moving & Storage at Teall Ave, Planet Self Storage - Syracuse, and Syracuse's RV Storage Facility.
There are a number of dumpstations in the Syracuse area, and it's a good idea to plan ahead of time where you can stop to dump your waste. The following are seven of your options for dumping:
Syracuse hosts one of the largest state fairs in the U.S. An average of 1.2 million people visit the fair each August. Other activities visitors enjoy are the Rosamond Gifford Zoo, Erie Canal Museum, Destiny USA Shopping Mall, and the Central New York Regional farmers market.
Syracuse University is home to NCAA Division I football, basketball, and lacrosse teams that play home games in the Carrier Dome. There are also minor league professional baseball and hockey teams in town, like the Syracuse Mets and the Syracuse Crunch.
If you're looking for something to do after the games, bars in town regularly host live bands. Armory Square is a popular nightlife spot downtown. Tipperary Hill is another fun area where you can hit up Irish-themed bars. Marshall Street is near the university and offers more options for restaurants, shops, and bars popular with college students.
Syracuse has access to two major highways that cross New York state. Running from east to west is Interstate 90, the New York State Thruway, and running north to south is I-81 that starts at the New York-Pennsylvania state line and ends at the Canadian border at Wellesley Island.