Best of Syracuse – Family

Best Of Syracuse Feature

Best of Family

(formerly Besties Awards)

"M.J.", patriarch of the Patas monkeys.

Michael Davis Photo | Syracuse New Times

Best Kid-Friendly Attraction

Rosamond Gifford Zoo

Bestof2014Ribbon[7]The world-class zoo, at Burnet Park in Syracuse’s Tipperary Hill neighborhood, attracts more than 370,000 visitors a year to view 700 animals, including Asian elephants, Humboldt penguins, Amur tigers, African lions and the monkeys in the primate park. It’s open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s. 1 Conservation Place, Syracuse. Ph: 435-8511.


The Wild Animal Park
7621 Lakeport Road, Chittenango. Ph: 727-5587.

9090 Destiny USA Drive, Syracuse. Ph: 466-7700.

Billy Beez
9090 Destiny USA Drive, Syracuse. Ph: 741-5099.

Thunder Island
21 Wilcox Rd. Fulton. Ph: 598-8016.

Best of Syracuse

Birthday Cakes and Cupcakes

6789 E. Genesee St., Fayettville. Ph: 446-1180.

Party Place for Kids

9090 Destiny USA Drive, Syracuse. Ph: 466-7700.

Children’s Party Entertainer

Doug “The Bubble Man” Rougeux
Ph: 391-6744.

Family Amusement or Water Park

Enchanted Forest Water Safari
3183 Route 28, Old Forge. Ph: 369-6145

Parent’s Night Out Destination

Funny Bone Comedy Club
9090 Destiny USA Drive, Syracuse. Ph: 423-8669


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Wegman’s Playground at Onondaga Lake Park

Place to Buy Baby Items

Babies “R” Us

2027 Park Street, Syracuse. Ph: 424-3998.

Dance or Gymnastics Program

CNY Gym Centre

Shoppingtown Mall, 3649 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt.
Ph: 437-4535

Early Childhood Program

Jowonio School

3049 E. Genesee St., Syracuse. Ph: 445-4010

After School Program

YMCA of Greater Syracuse

340 Montgomery St., Syracuse. Ph: 474-6851

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