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“Shopped 'til We Dropped”
Review of Destiny USA

Destiny USA
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Ranked #2 of 68 things to do in Syracuse
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Owner description: Destiny USA is a 2.4 million square foot tourist destination in Syracuse, NY that includes a strong mix of luxury outlet tenants, restaurants and entertainment. New brands are continuing to open to create a unique and dynamic consumer shopping experience. A stunning three-story glass atrium provides perfect weather year round. Oxford Economics has projected an annual visitation rate of over 29 million visitors from throughout the U.S. and Canada. Destiny USA is expected to be the second most visited shopping center in the country, according to Travel and Leisure magazine. It is the largest LEED Gold certified retail commercial building in the world.
Pembroke, Canada
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55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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“Shopped 'til We Dropped”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Wonderful to have the variety and quality of retail choices under one roof, with excellent choice of restaurants and entertainment as well. It had been 3 years since our previous visit (when Destiny USA was known as the Carousel Mall) and we were thrilled with the expansion / improvements. Customer service was consistently high in all the stores we visited. Lots of parking and a generious number of reserved spaces for those with handicaps and needing to park close by the entrances. The washrooms were spotless and the food court very neat and tidy. My impression is that the mall is very well managed. We'll be back and likely much sooner than 3 years from now.

Visited May 2014
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Syracuse, New York
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“Way overrated !”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

As an avid shopper ,I can't begin to state my disappointment in this place.The new wing is appealing to look at but walking is the only thing I do there.Past 4 times I have gone , I bought a drink and left.Stores hold little appeal and prices are outrageous.Note- I normally shop till the stores close ! Restaurants look interesting but there was too many people waiting in lines.

Visited May 2014
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Upstate, New York
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“Terrific Mall”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

This mall has everything, from national restaurants(Cheesecake Factory,Toby Keith's ,etc) famous stores outlets (Saxs off Fifth,Michale Kors,etc) as well as upscale and "other" stores and boutiques. Movie theater complex including IMAX and an entire Gaming area ;(bowling,rope climbing,a Dave & Busters, etc). If you can't find it at Destiny it"ain't" in Central New York.

Visited May 2014
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92 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“A place for all ages to shop, have fun and eat.”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

When in the Syracuse area be sure to make this your first stop, every member of the family will have something to do. The shopping is excellent, the games and entertainment is first class and the variety of restaurants will amaze you.

Visited May 2014
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syracuse ny
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77 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“shopper's paradise”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

This mall is kind of bi-polar! there are two sections. The old section is the former "Carousel Mall". It is in a long, rectangular pattern, with an open atrium. Has a Macys, Lord and Taylor, Ann Taylor, all the usual stores...Then about 2 years ago they added on to it, and changed the name to "Destiny USA". The new part of the store is kind of meandering and laid out totally differently. It has "destination" experiences as well as additional stores. There is race track, Billy Beez, Opti-golf, Wonderworld, etc. So there are things for guys to do while the women shop! The new stores are more upscale outlets..Think Saks 5th outlet, Michael Kors, Lucky Brand, Tod's etc. Its A LOT of stores/shopping!!
They just added a bunch of new restaurants, Cheescake Factory (yeaa!), Cantina Laredo, Brazilian Steakhouse, PF Changs, Gordon Biersch Brewery, etc. So lots of choices. Plan on spending a full day here, its large enough that you could spend two days here between shopping and the attractions.
Definitely worth stoppping by! Especially if you love to shop!!! I live here, so I shop here all the time. I try and stay away during the holiday weekends because it gets crazy busy, but other than that, I am here at least once or twice a month.....

Visited May 2014
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