Readers who have followed the blog over the years will attest to the fact that my family and I are a bunch of travel bugs. We love to travel. Whether it be to a tropical destination or a destination closer to home, we love to get out there, exploring and learning about different countries and cultures.

Not always do we have the means to just hop on a plane and travel somewhere. If only money grew on trees. Could you imagine the possibilities?! We don’t let this limitation set us back though. There are so many great cities and attractions that are local and / or within a reasonable driving distance.

Syracuse, New York being one of those destinations!

I’ll be first to admit that I have never stayed in Syracuse, but after doing much research about all the great amenities and attractions the city has to offer I can say I would love to travel there in a heartbeat.

How would you like to win a trip to Syracuse for you and your family? Here’s your chance…

Welcome to the Syracuse Family Getaway Giveaway!

Win Syrasuse Family Getaway

This Giveaway is made possible by the Syracuse Tourism Organization!



  • 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


Double Tree Hotel By Hilton

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!

raceway2Pole 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.

Rosamond Gifford Zoo

Rosamond Gifford Zoo

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 USADestinyUSA

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: Domesticated Momma  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.

14 Comments on Syracuse Family Getaway Giveaway

  1. Patricia Lopes
    July 30, 2013 at 12:45 pm (4 years ago)

    WOuld love to win!!

  2. Stacie
    July 30, 2013 at 12:57 pm (4 years ago)

    I think our fave would be the Rosamond Gifford Zoo.

  3. Sarah Lynn
    July 30, 2013 at 1:17 pm (4 years ago)

    I’d like to visit MOST.

  4. Kristen Draper
    July 30, 2013 at 1:48 pm (4 years ago)

    My favorite would have to be Wonderworks.

  5. Amanda Komoski
    July 30, 2013 at 6:05 pm (4 years ago)

    Destiny USA looks like fun for the whole family…

  6. Mo
    July 30, 2013 at 7:31 pm (4 years ago)

    MOST and Wonderworks sound awesome

  7. R. Raki Arora
    July 30, 2013 at 9:26 pm (4 years ago)

    Rosamond Gifford Zoo is my fav.


  8. Marla
    August 2, 2013 at 10:11 am (4 years ago)

    our fave would be the Rosamond Gifford Zoo.

  9. Katharine W
    August 5, 2013 at 1:35 am (4 years ago)


  10. Jill K
    August 7, 2013 at 11:51 pm (4 years ago)

    Who knew you could have so much fun in Syracuse.

  11. Matt
    August 12, 2013 at 4:37 pm (4 years ago)

    The WonderWorks would be an adventure for my family. I am really looking forward to it.

  12. Jonnie
    August 17, 2013 at 6:38 pm (4 years ago)

    WOnderworks sounds like a super fun spot for the whole family

  13. Sarah
    August 18, 2013 at 1:52 pm (4 years ago)

    For sure the Rosamond Gifford Zoo!

  14. Lisa Marie Anctil
    August 18, 2013 at 11:30 pm (4 years ago)

    I have never been but the Rosamond Gifford Zoo looks fabulous so I will have to go with that! Thanks!


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