Visit Utica, NY
Utica has many attributes that make it the ideal location for visiting, opening a business or raising a family. Rich in history, culture and cuisine, Utica is the best destination for an authentic and friendly adventure in upstate New York. For more information please visit our friends at Oneida County Tourism.
Utica is centrally located, connected by many main roadways: I-90, Routes 5, 8, 12, 49 and 840. When traveling by air, Syracuse’s Hancock International Airport serves our citizens within a 45 minute drive. Residents can access Amtrak routes or bus routes via Utica’s Historic Union Station.
Utica has a total area of 16.6 square miles (43 km2), of which, 16.4 square miles (42 km2) is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) (1.57%) is water.
Utica has a humid continental climate, which is characterized by cold winters and moderate summers. Daytime highs during the summer are generally between 75 °F (24 °C) and 85 °F (29 °C). Summer nights usually average between 50 °F (10 °C) and 60 °F (16 °C). Winters in Utica are crisp and snowy, as the City is susceptible to Lake effect snow from the Great Lakes to the west. Daytime highs during the wintertime are typically just above freezing (32 °F to 35 °F/0 °C to 2 °C), with some days not reaching 25 °F (- 4 °C).
Utica’s culturally diverse origins have led to many different types of cuisine in our City. Utica cuisine includes Utica riggies, spicy escarole, half-moon cookies and tomato pie. Other dishes popular in the Utica area include pirogues, pasticciotti (or pusties) and sausage and peppers.