Go Orange!! Have we got any Syracuse Orange ‘Cuse fans in the house? Syracuse Orange is the nickname used by the athletic teams of Syracuse University, in Syracuse, New York. One of their athletic teams, the Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team, is a very well-known NCAA team, who recently made it to the 2013 Final Four Basketball Championships.
Did you know that there is so much more to Syracuse than just great college sports? Well there is! Syracuse, New York is a bustling city with a population of just over 660,000, located a short 1 1/2 hour drive south of the Hill Island, Ontario border crossing on Interstate 81. Situated in the heart of the Finger Lakes region, Syracuse boasts a brand new 2.4 million square foot shopping destination called Destiny USA, a zoo, a science and technology centre, the Empire Expo Centre, museums, boat cruises and so much more! Each year, Syracuse is also the host of The Great New York State Fair.
You can probably tell I’m quite passionate about Syracuse, New York. I have been lucky enough to visit Syracuse a few times in my life, and enjoyed each trip to this great city. That’s why I’m excited to be able to be able to take part in this fantastic giveaway hosted by my friend Lyne from the Ottawa Mommy Club. She is offering up a fun family getaway for 4 to Syracuse, New York. Be sure to check out her post all about her recent family trip to Syracuse…and enter for a chance to win your own family getaway to the ‘Cuse! Good luck House Mates!!
Welcome to the Syracuse Family Getaway Giveaway!
This Giveaway is made possible by the Syracuse Tourism Organization!
HOSTED BY: OTTAWA MOMMY CLUB
- 1 room with 2 double beds for 2 nights at Double Tree Hotel by Hilton for a family of four with buffet breakfast for four each morning based on availability. Valid through 4/30/14
- 4 Tickets (2 adult & 2 children) to the Pole Position Raceway in DestinyUSA
- 4 tickets (2 adult & 2 children) to the Rosamond Gifford Zoo
- 4 tickets ( 2 adult & 2 children) to the Museum of Science and Technology (MOST)
- 4 tickets ( 2 adult& 2 children) to Wonderworks in DestinyUSA
- $100 Gift Certificate to spend at DestinyUSA Mall
The Double Tree Hotel by Hilton has 250 guest rooms equipped with 32-inch flat-screen TV’s, and large work desk with an ergonomic chair to check emails using the high-speed internet access. Your family can enjoy the relaxing courtyard area with seating, plus the heated, indoor pool with a whirlpool spa and the heated, outdoor pool with a sundeck. You can dine at Regatta Bar & Grille, offering cocktails and light food. Feel welcomed as you receive a warm chocolate chip cookie upon arrival!
Pole Position Raceway in DestinyUSA Mall
You can sign up for the Arrive & Drive program that allows customers to show up individually or in small groups and race in standard races. These races last approximately 10 minutes (14 laps) and drivers are separated into two categories. In addition to the adult karts (56″ minimum height required), they have kid’s karts for racers who are at least 48″ tall and can safely drive.
The Rosamond Gifford Zoo is home to more than 700 animals of all shapes and sizes. From the smallest animal (milkweed bug) to the largest (Asian elephant), the zoo offers unique viewing opportunities for families!
The MOST’s vision is to be a pre-eminent science and technology center, inspiring all generations through hands-on education and entertainment. MOST offers exhibits on Life Sciences, Discovery Cave, Science Playhouse, Technotown, Flight and Space, Planetarium, Telecommunications Lab, and more!
When you enter the building, everything will be upside-down, so in order to participate in the fun, you must be inverted. Step inside the inversion tunnel and be turned right side up to begin your journey. Once you are properly aligned for your adventure, family fun awaits with more than 100 hands on exhibits a 4 D theatre, Lazer Tag, Canyon Climb Ropes Course, and Sky Tykes Ropes Course. Make WonderWorks a stop on your Things to Do list when visiting Destiny USA.
Destiny USA is a new 2.4 million square foot destination that includes Carousel Center, a dominant super regional shopping center already attracting 20 million annual visits. The brand new expansion will mix all types of retail including; luxury outlet tenants, restaurants and entertainment such as WonderWorks, OptiGolf, T.G.I. Friday’s, IMAX. LAZ. A stunning three-story glass atrium will provide perfect weather year round.
Giveaway is open to Canadians 18+ except to the province of Quebec. Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted.
Disclosure: Canadian Blog House did not receive compensation for this giveaway, and is not responsible for prize fulfillment and for the delivery/shipment of the prize(s) mentioned above. The Syracuse Tourism Organization will directly ship the said prize to winner’s home. The winner has 48 hours to reply to the email or another winner will be drawn.
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