• Accessibility
Menu Close
  • LUMA Projection Arts Festival, Binghamton

City Guide: Binghamton

History, culture, and technological innovation converge in one vibrant city

Built by historic innovators and fueled by a new class of creative visionaries, Greater Binghamton's communities are filled with rich history and unique experiences. Binghamton is not just a collection of artifacts or a reflection of “the way things were"; it is a bustling city with a diverse food scene, fabulous festivals, and technological innovation that is showcased today in many of its attractions and charming carousels that make you feel all of the nostalgia. 

Binghamton ("Bing" to locals) is home to several major festivals throughout the year, including: Spiedie Fest and Balloon RallyLUMA Projection Arts FestivalJuly Fest and Jazz Festival, and Blues on the Bridge.


Animal Adventure Park

  • Known as the "Carousel Capital of the World", Binghamton is home to six antique carousels in its parks. These historic carousels have been lovingly restored and are free and open to the public.
  • At Animal Adventure Park (once home to internet sensation "April the giraffe"), you can partake in animal encounters with penguins, sloths, giraffes, and capybara.
  • Binghamton is often referred to as the "Parlor City" due to its well-kept neighborhoods and the city's reputation for Victorian architecture.
  • The Ross Park Zoo, one of the oldest zoos in America and known for its conservation efforts, is proud to call Binghamton home.

Views From Binghamton

Explore Binghamton

Nature & Outdoor Adventure


Family Fun

Arts & Culture

Read More

Where to Stay

  • Budget
  • Mid-Range
  • Luxury

Where to Eat

  • $
  • $$
  • $$$

getting there

By Train

The closest Amtrak station to Binghamton is 50 minutes away at Utica Station. Take Amtrak to Utica, where taxi and rideshare services are available to bring you to Binghamton.

By Plane

Fly into the Greater Binghamton Airport via Delta, United Express, and US Airways.

By Car

By car, Binghamton is just over 1 hour from Syracuse, 2.5 hours from Albany, under 3 hours from NYC, and 3.5 hours from Buffalo.

By Bus

New York Trailways offers a safe and modern charter bus option that serves all major New York cities and hundreds of small towns, offering a drop-off in Binghamton. You can also travel to Binghamton via Megabus, which has departure stations all throughout the country.

Getting Around

By Bus

Broome County Transit covers 712 square miles, capable of transporting large groups of people to and from most locations in the City of Binghamton, Johnson City, Endicott, Endwell, and Vestal. Anyone and everyone can navigate with ease via the fixed route bus service, the BC Lift ADA dial a ride service, BC Country rural transportation, and the Office for Aging mini-bus for persons who are 60 and over. 

Explore More

Check out Visit Binghamton for more information.