Binghamton has something for everyone; from its culture to hotels, art to architecture. Seated in NY, the Southern Tier region near the border with Pennsylvania, and nestled in between the Chenango and Susquehanna Rivers, Binghamton is an iconic, history-laden, adrenaline-packed city that holds immense appeal for visitors. With its elegant hotels, tree-lined streets, spacious estates and rolling lawns of colorful flowers, it represents the very best of ‘New York-living’. Binghamton is well immersed in history… Not that much, though it is quite intimidating- there’s sufficient historic splendor and antiquity (The Discovery Centre, The Bundy Museum, Phelps Mansion ) that is sure to blow you away. Its towering buildings and state of the art monuments represent an eye catching milestone in this unique and compelling biography. There’s more than enough funky innovation (well, IBM was founded nearby) to crackle the air, though this never drowns out its centuries-old, well preserved narrative.
Binghamton truly, has something for everyone.
Well, I got the rare chance of visiting this nature haven sometime back. As you would expect, the first thing on my mind was getting myself some nice hotel where I could relax and spend the rest of my short stay. And men, this was hard…considering the wide collection of world-class hotels in Binghamton NY.
But what has to be done has to, and I finally settled for Doubletree by Hilton. This beautiful hotel offers a greatly relaxing atmosphere, quiet rooms and nice restaurants. Its staff was very friendly and helpful and were eager to assist me here and there. The rooms were very comfortable and soothingly quiet, so I was not disturbed at all by other people in the hotel or by street noise…. I could not resist spending the rest of my stay here!
There is great, a number of other hotels available notably, Holiday Inn (Hawley St/Downtown), Fairfield Inn Binghamton, Comfort Inn, Howard Johnson Binghamton, Motel6, Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Super 8 Binghamton Front Street and the Del Motel.
A whole week later, I was done with my ‘business’ and it was time to say Goodbye and head back to home (Miami). What better way to do that than by visiting the spectacular South Washington Street Bridge where I was able to catch a few breathtaking sites and views of this awesome city. And finally I was headed home…
For starters, there are several departure options available; you have the choice using cruises leaving from NY (Cunard, Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess Cruises) or you would prefer the cheap flights from NYC to Miami (Frontier United, United US Airways, US Airways American Delta) at about $178-300.
Anyway, I was in quiet a rush so I chose to book myself a flight and in no time I was back in Miami after a quiet yet adventure-filled business trip.
I will surely be back Binghamton!