Binghamton Tourism

Binghamton /ˈbɪŋəmtən/ is a city in, and the county seat of, Broome County, New York, United States. It lies in the state's Southern Tier region near the Pennsylvania border, in a bowl-shaped valley at the confluence of the Susquehanna and Chenango Rivers. Binghamton is the principal city and cultural center of the Binghamton metropolitan area (also known as Greater Binghamton, or historically the Triple Cities), home to a quarter million people. The population of the city itself, according to the 2010 census, is 47,376. From the days of the railroad, Binghamton was a transportation crossroads and a manufacturing center, and has been known at different times for the production of cigars, shoes, and computers. IBM was founded nearby, and the flight simulator was invented in the city, leading to a notable concentration of electronics- and defense-oriented firms. This sustained economic prosperity earned Binghamton the moniker of the Valley of Opportunity. However, following cuts made by defense firms after the end of the Cold War, the region has lost a significant portion of its manufacturing industry. Today, while there is a continued concentration of high-tech firms, Binghamton is emerging as a healthcare- and education-focused city, with the presence of Binghamton University acting as much of the driving force behind this revitalization.

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Apart from it distinct location in a bowl-shaped valley where the rivers Chenango and Susquehanna meet, Binghamton tourism cashes in on several. There are several factors of the city that have rendered it the reputation of the principal city and cultural center of the Binghamton metropolitan area.

Visit Binghamton for its primary attraction of the Phelps Mansion Museum, a three-story brick and stone mansion for some history flashback. The Otsiningo Park that is home numerous trails, playing fields and community gardens, it even hosts seasonal farmer's market. The Discovery Center is a great choice in case you are wondering best things to do in Binghamton with kids. It is an interactive children's museum featuring some 25-odd themed play-&-learn exhibits and an outdoor story garden. Other attractions include Recreation Park Carousel, Roberson Museum and Science Center and Ross Park Zoo among more.

  • Know the pollution level of Binghamton before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 66.67 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 41.67 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Binghamton for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Binghamton.

    • Burglary and Theft 45 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 60 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 35 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 30 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 40 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 30 (Low)
    • Drug offense 85 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 65 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 35 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 35 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 35 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 60 (High)
    • Safety Index 50.59 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 60.89 (High)
    • Pollution Index 49.43 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 27.5 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 67.29 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 82.87 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 148.05 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Binghamton

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 33 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 80 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 43.33 USD

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