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Shop, Dine & Play At New York’s Giant Mall

If you feel like it’s your destiny to do a little bit of shopping while you're in New York then head over to Destiny USA mall in Syracuse. Whether you’re in town to was the Orange play, visiting someone on campus, or you just feel like seeing what the ‘Cuse is all about, then you came to the right place.

This six-story shopping complex, is right on the shore of Onondaga Lake, and happens to be the sixth largest mall in the United States. It's domed glass ceilings make this shopping center a beautiful bright, open space, but at the same time, it's loaded to the brim with shops, restaurants, and entertainment for you to enjoy. It's easy to spend an entire day at Destiny USA mall because there's so much to see and do.

Peruse giant departments stores like Macy's and Lord & Taylor where you’re sure to find everything on your shopping list and more. They have great deals on clothing for men, women and children along with houseware items. If smaller boutiques are your thing you will have plenty of shops to pick from, including boho options like Francesca's and Lucky Brand.

Be sure to visit Nordstrom Rack and Saks Fifth Avenue Off Fifth for high end designer items at a deep discount. The savings that can be found there are worth the trip. Beautify yourself or find the perfect gift with make-up, skincare and fragrances at Sephora, Ulta and Lush. Meanwhile, little shoppers are sure to have fun at Disney Store or the amazing interactive store where they can make their own toy, Build A Bear. As you can already see, there really is something for everyone.

Once you've worked up an appetite visiting some stores, refuel with some caffeine from Starbucks or Dunkin' Donuts, or grab a tasty snack at Cinnabun or Auntie Anne's. If you're ready to sit down for a full meal you can enjoy casual fare like burgers, salads, and wraps along with a fun atmosphere at Johnny Rockets or TGIFridays.

Try Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant or World of Beers for a refreshing beverage along with a great meal if you're feeling thirsty. The Italian restaurant, Bambino's Bistro or Koto Japanese Steak House, which includes sushi and hibachi, are great culinary sit-down options that are truly worthy of a romantic date night visit.

Otherwise, you can just grab a quick bite on the go at Arby's or Taco Bell that will energize you for more shopping. You're sure to find what you're craving at Destiny USA.

What really sets Destiny USA apart from the typical mall is the many entertainment options that they provide for mall goers who are looking for some fun. Of course, like most malls, they have a movie theater. Their Regal Cinema is complete with an IMAX 3D theater. But beyond that, there is so much more. Test your wits at Escape the Mystery Room where visitors are challenged to see if they can make it out alive. After that, check out the equally mind-bending Museum of Intrigue.

If you would rather exercise your body, try a round Lazer Tag or scale high above the mall at Canyon Climb Adventure which is sure to get your heart pumping. Speaking of hearts, the true heart of Destiny USA is the carousel. In fact, until 2012 this mall was known as The Carousel Center. The beautiful, classic cream and gold carousel was first built in 1908, but it gleams like it's brand new. Be sure to take a ride around and around before you go. It just might be your destiny to do so.