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Best of Binghamton: Top 10 Spots

Binghamton, New York, combines family-friendly fun with a playground of possibilities for medical professionals. The city is no stranger to innovation; as the birthplace of IBM and home to the University of Binghamton and the Kopernik Observatory, Binghamton is a hub of excellence across many industries. In addition to its incredible growth opportunities, the Greater Binghamton area has about 9,000 acres of forest, which provides opportunities for plenty of exploration by foot or bicycle!

Head out to the greens with your coworkers, sail away on a fishing trip, shop downtown, or bring the family to one of the many museums and child-friendly attractions. Prefer the downtown scene? There are plenty of clubs, sports bars, and coffee houses for you to enjoy.

No matter your preference for hobbies, you’ll find it in this lively city. And, Optimum Permanent Placement happens to have a current medical position available. When you visit the area to explore relocation, visit one of the restaurants or attractions on our “top 10” list!

Top 5 Attractions

Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park – Believe it or not, this is the fifth oldest zoo in the nation, and it’s only open from April to December. With a diverse number of animal exhibits, the lush-wooded habitats are home to a variety of animals, including pandas, lemurs, otters, howler monkeys, and even a snow leopard!

Bundy Museum of History and Art – Take a tour of this historic building and learn about the evolution of the Bundy Manufacturing Company, specifically its transformation into IBM. The museum includes exciting exhibits, archives, galleries, and a community darkroom and photo lab!

Discovery Center – This 22,500-square-foot center encourages intellectual and physical development. Take the kids for a full day of exploration through an outdoor story garden, interactive exhibits, and discovery across the arts, sciences, and humanities!

Otsiningo Park – This beautiful, well-kept park features a variety of trails for strolling and biking, miles of hiking trails, and views along the Chenango River. Gather to enjoy volleyball or take advantage of the softball fields, and don’t forget to stop by for one of the amazing outdoor events!

Phelps Mansion – This three-story mansion was built in 1870 and was the home of Sherman D. Phelps. It has been well preserved from the “Gilded Age,” a term coined by Mark Twain. Now, it’s open to the public for tours, educational programming, and events. You won’t regret taking a tour of this beautiful home and learning about the time period.

Top 5 Dining

Dos Rios Cantina – It’s more than just the excellent tacos and margaritas! Enjoy funky décor and a lively atmosphere with unparalleled service. You’ll want to be sure to take a trip to Binghamton’s hottest Mexican bar and restaurant.

Lost Dog Café – The Lost Dog Café is the culmination of a lifelong dream. Marie McKenna and Elizabeth Hughes took their female band and transformed it into the backbone of a locally owned and operated bohemian café for live performances and eclectic art displays. Eventually, the space expanded, but they maintained the cozy, performance-friendly atmosphere and still feature locally sourced food with a variety of gluten-free and vegan options!

Michelangelo’s Pizzeria & Ristorante – Michel Hadlick and Angelo Belnome opened Michelangelo’s Pizza in 2005. They met in the 80s and eventually honored their dream of opening a restaurant together! Featuring New York City-style pizza and impeccable garlic knots, this restaurant is a town favorite. In addition to catering orders, they offer speedy delivery and have a special chicken parm dish that’s to die for!

Number 5 Steakhouse – From firehouse to restaurant, Jim McCoy has brought this property to life, and in 1998 it was declared a local and state landmark! The décor still features hints of the old firehouse and its atmosphere is casually elegant. Featuring hand-cut steaks that have been aged to perfection, the menu selections are truly mouthwatering.

Remlik’s Grille and Oyster Bar – Remlik’s boasts a quiet ambiance and exceptional service. The scrumptious seafood and Italian menu offers dishes suitable for every palate. Chef Anthony Yanuzzi, a Binghamton native, learned to cook from his Grandma Maria and learned butcher skills from the renowned Masciarelli’s Meat Market. With the perfect combination of classical training and generational wisdom, he creates some of the most delicious dishes in Binghamton!

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