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Enjoy a frenzy of festivals in Binghamton, where you can grab something green to cheer on the St Patrick's Day Parade, or watch rainbow-colored teardrops filling the sky, as the hot air balloon festival heats up. As the home of the first flight simulator – which was used by trainee pilots across the globe during WW2 - and the Kopernik Space Center – which provides a window into deepest, darkest space - the city of Binghamton offers a great balance between history, tradition, and innovation.

Things to see

Binghamton calls itself the 'Carousel Capital of the World,' and kids and adults alike love taking a spin on the historic bobbing horses of Recreation Park Carousel – which was first installed in 1925. Look around, and you'll see the eyes of local parents glazing over with nostalgia, as their own memories of riding the chipped horses come flooding back. Afterwards, follow your nose to the botanical gardens, where lazy bees flirt with patterned flowers, and explosions of color cause the gardens to glow luminously when bathed in summer sunshine. If you're lucky with the weather, you can soak up the sun by relaxing outdoors with a glass of ice-cold local cider. Made from the freshly squeezed apples of The Cider Mill, a single taste of the local brew conjures up images of fall's foliage, and walks crunching through fallen leaves. Not a cider fan? Enjoy the appley goodness of one of the brewery's sticky toffee apples, covered with sugary sprinkles, instead.

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Practice your backstroke in a glass-smooth swimming pool, while looking out of floor to ceiling windows, which reveal wide views of the river below. The pools and fitness centers in Binghamton hotels stay open around the clock, meaning you can start or end your day with an exercise hit. If you'd rather focus on relaxing, however, you'll find a cinema-sized television - providing premium channels - and a deep, bubbly bath waiting for you in your room. Cheaper motels offer a frill-free stay, or you can hit a hole in 1 by checking into a dedicated golfing hotel - where it's always possible to squeeze in a quick 9-holes before breakfast.

Where to stay

Hotels to the north of the city give you the chance to taste the succulent meat of a Binghamton specialty - the spiedie sandwich – before checking out. After soaking in a secret marinade for at least 24 hours, cubes of meat are skewered and barbequed, before being wrapped in a soft Italian bread to complete the tasty treat. The locals love their spiedies so much that they've even dedicated a festival to them – Spiedie Fest – which takes place every year in Otsiningo Park. Stay downtown to enjoy morning walks taking in views of the city's 2 rivers converging at Confluence Park, and to be close to all the shopping, nightlife and city center festivities. If you're here in September, you'll feel the bridges over the river vibrating with guitar licks and pounding rhythms, as the free Blues on the Bridge Festival plugs in.

How to get to Binghamton

Greater Binghamton Airport serves the city with short distance flights to Detroit, Newark, and Philadelphia, and is easy to get to - lying just 10 miles north of the city. If you're coming from further away, then the drive to New York City's JFK International takes a little over 3 hours. You may notice several railroads in the city but, unfortunately, these are for freight services only.