The Central New York Welcome Center is located inside Destiny USA, America's sixth largest shopping center, in Syracuse.
It features a Taste NY Market with locally-made food and gifts like artisanal jams, gourmet hot chocolate mix, flavored culinary salts, truffles, maple fudge, hand-crafted candles, all natural soaps, and cutting boards made from New York State wood. The shop will also sell I LOVE NEW YORK shirts, magnets and travel mugs.
The Welcome Center pays tribute to the great outdoors. It features a camper retrofit with a large LED screen that promotes regional tourism attractions and destinations. Multiple interactive I LOVE NEW YORK kiosks are positioned in kayaks, allowing visitors to test their knowledge of the region or design a trip itinerary.
A Department of Motor Vehicles self-service kiosk will allow users to renew their vehicle registrations and conduct other DMV transactions.
The Welcome Center is operated by Visit Syracuse.
The New York producers featured at the Welcome Center include:
Arbor Hill, Naples
Beak and Skiff, Lafayette
Cazenovia Cut Block, Cazenovia
Chocolate Pizza Company, Marcellus
Clean Slate Farm, Fabius
Dutch Hill Maple, Tully
Hot Chocolate, Morrisville
In My Father's Kitchen, Syracuse
Joe's Jerky, Sherrill
Lake House Vinyl, Syracuse
Nelson Farms, Cazenovia
Penguin Random House, New York City
Recess Coffee, Syracuse
Speach Family Candy Shoppe, Syracuse
Syracuse Salt Co., Syracuse
Syracuse Soapworks, Syracuse
The Pasta Shoppe, Utica
Witty Wicks, Camillus
The Taste NY Market is open 10:00 AM to 9:30 PM Monday through Saturday, and 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Sunday.