A city of more than 47,000 people, Binghamton is Broome County's seat and is very near the Pennsylvania border. The city is home to a variety of high technology companies and of Binghamton University. Of course, that means that the city has some great attractions for you to enjoy with your group of fellow travelers. If you have a small group, you can get a 24-passenger mini bus rental in Binghamton, New York to shuttle you around the city.
A bus rental in Binghamton is your best way to get around the city to see its varied sights.
The city has a thriving arts and culture scene. There are great art galleries that feature a variety of artworks from local, regional and world-renowned artists. The Binghamton University Art Museum (Binghamton, New York 13902) and the Bundy Museum of History & Art's Open Art Gallery should be on the top of the list. Other notable galleries here include City of Binghamton Gallery, Cooperative Gallery 213, Orazio Salati Studio & Gallery, Quarter Yellow, Phelps Mansion Museum, and Windsor Whip Works Art Gallery. There are also some private galleries here that are available by appointment.
For a night of wonderful music, see the Binghamton Philharmonic as they perform chamber music, classical or pop orchestra. Or catch one of the more than 100 concerts staged by the Binghamton University Music Department featuring faculty, students and guests.
Theater. The Binghamton University Theatre Department stages four main productions every year, while you can watch Broadway productions staged by Broadway Theatre League at the Broome County Forum Theatre. The Tri-Cities Opera group also performs here. Meanwhile, catch awesome productions at the following venues: KNOW Theatre, SUNY Broome Theater at Broome Community College, and The ART Mission & Theater.
If you love the outdoors, then you would fall in love with Binghamton. You can hunt in more than 9,000 acres of forest here, which is home to a lot of game animals such as white-tailed deer, grouse, cottontail rabbit, turkey and migratory birds, among others. Fishing is also big in Binghamton and its surrounding areas. You could also go to Otsiningo Park where you can have a picnic, play in the playground, have a game of soccer, softball, sand volleyball, and bocce.
Further, you could choose from the Chenango Common Golf Course (Binghamton, New York 13901), Dimmock Hill Golf Course (Binghamton, New York 13905), Ely Park Golf Course, Vestal Hills Country Club for a great tee time. You could also watch a game with the Binghamton Mets and Binghamton Senators playing. You could probably catch a game at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena.
For night life, dining and shopping options, there are always a lot of choices in the downtown area. Local favorites such as Spiedie & Rib Pit, Remlik's Grille & Oyster Bar, Little Venice, Tranquil Bar & Bistro, Taste of Europe, Cyber Cafe West, Thai Thai Cuisine (Binghamton, NY 13904) and Grande's can give you a gastronomic good time.
Shop along the Antique Row or get the best local food and arts and crafts at the Old Barn Hollow Local Food and Artisan Market.
Meanwhile, the night is fun at the following venues:
Want a fun time with the kids? Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park is one of the oldest zoos in the country and it is still quite an attraction with more than 100 species of animals for you and the kids to see. Or you could go to the Discovery Center of the Southern Tier where you can mix learning and fun. Further, there is the Roberson Museum Science Center where you can see the biggest model train display, a planetarium and exhibits on art, science and history.
Other Binghamton attractions you should not miss out are:
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