Binghamton is a blend of city life and upstate easy living in the heart of the Leatherstocking Region. It is known as “The Carousel Capital of the World”, with six rare spectacular antique Herschell carousels donated by an early benefactor of the area still in use today. Visitors to Binghamton will find first class hotels, bed and breakfasts, resorts and inns, and campgrounds. The nightlife is vibrant and lively with music, dancing, and comedy in a variety of clubs, bars, and pubs.
In Binghamton you will find antique shops, retail malls, and a bustling Farmer’s Market. The arts and entertainment are well represented with several galleries, theaters, and museums. The North East Classic Car Museum features the largest collection of Franklin luxury cars in the world. Orchestras, opera, dance and sports venues all provide a wealth of distractions and entertainment for residents and visitors. The Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park is the fifth oldest in the nation with dozens of rare animals, activities, events, and educational programs. The Discovery Center is a hands-on museum for children,
The greater Binghamton area is rich in outdoor activities. With more than 9,000 acres of State Forest land, there is plenty of great hunting and fishing! There are several excellent golf courses in the area as well. The city of Binghamton’s Rivertrails offers a place to walk, jog or ride in a beautiful setting, and the rolling hills of the region make for great bike touring.