Arts and cultural activities encourage tourism, foster economic growth and provide sources of enjoyment for residents, making them important indicators of a community’s quality of life.
Syracuse has the artistic and cultural luxuries of a much larger city. Professional musical entertainment, museums and zoos, and The Great New York State Fair are just some of the attractions that bring visitors from across New York State and the country. Onondaga County also provides many recreational opportunities for residents and visitors. Professional sports teams, as well as local collegiate teams, bring exciting competitive entertainment to the area. The many parks in Onondaga County provide opportunities for camping, miles of hiking trails, and seasonal sports. These options allow people in Onondaga County to be active year-round.