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360. Noexcuses Tours

When I first started this blog, I was approached by an individual who wanted to help me in whatever way he could.  He had mentioned he was trying to start his own company here in Syracuse, which offered distinctive tours in three distinctive locations throughout the city.

Immediately, I thought it was a brilliant plan. How great to get to know Syracuse from someone who is passionate about this place!

As time went on, he included 365 Things Syracuse on his blog, featuring something to do every Tuesday.  It was not only great exposure, but it was also a reminder that I was doing the right thing with 365 Things Syracuse. It was and still is, an honor to have a little link on his blog!

He has finally started to put the finishing touches on the tours, and just launched a new website, which is awesome because now I can feature him on this blog before it’s too late! (5 days…people!)

noexcusesI went on a sort of “mock tour” this summer as part of a test-group and loved every second of it. We went to all the hot spots in Armory Square, we got to taste some AMAZING scallops at BC, delicious irish liqueur shots at Kitty Hoynes and even a sample of Empire Brews…we learned about the history of the buildings and walked the streets of Armory Square learning about the family and relationships the restaurants, bars and stores have created.

Afterwards, I immediately told all of my friends that when these tours launch they HAVE to go on one!

The tours range from $40-85 dollars, and they’re well worth it! You have to sign up

Tip: Like NOexcuses on facebook to learn about fun happenings in Syracuse!

Location: Armory Square, Hawley-Green or Tipp Hill


171. Bocce Blast

The community in Syracuse is thriving, and with word getting out about really fun and awesome events and activities for people of all ages, more and more really cool things keep happening.

Bocce Ball is starting to take a huge leap forward here in the community. It’s a great way to meet new people, have some fun during the week and learn a new sport!

The Bocce Blast this weekend is just that!


The folks over at NOexcuses & SyracuseGuru have teamed up with the folks over at Turbo Bocce and local food truck vendors to put on a really fun event! The Bocce Blast. It’s combining the sport of bocce with the burgeoning food truck industry here in Syracuse.

When I lived in Austin, food trucks were everywhere. You could grab a gourmet hotdog on your lunch break, you could pick up a burrito at my favorite bar in the world, gourmet donuts…you name it, they had it. The trucks were parked all over the city, they were a mainstay for locals and an attraction for tourists. It’s REALLY exciting to see more popping up here in Syracuse.

Saturday from 6-10pm, partake in the 1st annual Bocce Blast. They’ll have people there from the Turbo Bocce league if you want to sign up for the season, they’ll have local food trucks, beverages, and more!

Tip: Grab a partner and buy your tickets! Tickets are $15, well worth it! Buy yours here!

location: Pine Grove Country Club, Camillus