Visitors to Upstate New York favor the Finger Lakes region for its charming towns and villages that provide a peaceful getaway. This region is also famous for its gorgeous natural wonders. Take for instance the charming town of Skaneateles. People come from near and far just to kick back and relax in one of several Skaneateles vacation rentals located very near a crystal clear Skaneateles Lake.
A place like Skaneateles offers stress-weary travelers a temporary escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Fortunately, getting away from it all doesn’t mean you need to leave your love of shopping behind. Destiny USA is the largest shopping mall in New York State. This mega mall is located in Syracuse, NY, which is only a short distance from the serenity of Skaneateles. A 30-minute drive brings you to this bustling shopping center and all of its popular attractions.
Destiny USA is open Monday – Saturday from 10am to 9:30pm and Sundays from 11:am to 6pm. Because this is no ordinary mall you’ll want to get there early and plan on spending a good portion of the day there. As soon as you enter into the modern three-story building you are immediately faced with all sorts of tantalizing choices. What you decide to do first, second, third and so forth largely depends on whether you are by yourself, with one or more adult companions or bringing kids along. All three scenarios are filled with plenty of options.
At its core Destiny USA is all about providing tons of shopping options that suits all tastes and budgets. Female shoppers have a field day here while finding great deals at stores like Aeropostale, Ann Taylor, Coach, H&M, J Crew, Lane Bryant, Michael Kors, Sephora and T.J. Maxx. Men flock to stores like American Eagle Outfitters, Brooks Brothers, Champs Sports, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Modern Tailor, Oakley and The Art of Shaving. For the young and young at heart there is Build-A-Bear Workshop, Disney Store, Game Stop, Gap Kids, Gymboree, Journeys Kidz, Play the Game Read the Story and Toyland.
There are several popular stores that everybody enjoys such as Apple, Best Buy, Burlington Coat Factory, Clarks, Dakota Watch Company, Foot Locker, Guitar Outlet, Kay Jewelers, Macy’s, Old Navy, Saks Fifth Avenue: Off 5th, Sears Outlet and Williams-Sonoma.
Another great reason to visit Destiny USA is for the fun entertainment options. Wonderworks is a “top secret” laboratory that takes visitors on a mind-altering journey through a swirling vortex. Once inside there are a variety of fun games to play and intriguing challenges to do. Attractions include Canyon Climb ropes course and Laser Tag. Some of the games are educational in nature.
For anyone that feels the “need for speed” take a ride in the fast lane at Pole Position Raceway. Jump in a sleek go kart and race others or test your driving skills on the track. Golfing enthusiasts can practice their golf swing at OptiGolf. Their indoor golf simulators resemble a real golf course.
After a long day of shopping and dining out, you can return to one of our finger lakes luxury rentals and watch the sun set over the beautiful finger lakes.