Romantic Getaways in the Binghamton, New York Area

Romantic Getaways in the Binghamton, New York Area

by Mason Howard

About Mason Howard

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Mason Howard is an artist and writer in Minneapolis. Howard's work has been published in the "Creative Quarterly Journal of Art & Design" and "New American Paintings." He has also written for art exhibition catalogs and publications. Howard's recent writing includes covering popular culture, home improvement, cooking, health and fitness. He received his Master of Fine Arts from the University of Minnesota.

Binghamton is a small, bustling city located in south-central New York. Binghamton has a vibrant culture with plenty to offer in the way of activities, dining, and shopping. With proximity to natural resources such as the Susquehanna River, the Catskill Mountains, the Finger Lakes, and a whole host of state forests, the area around Binghamton also provides ample opportunity for outdoor recreation. If you are looking to plan a special getaway for you and your sweetie, a variety of romantic sites can be found in or near Binghamton.

Grand Royale Clarion Collection Hotel

Enjoy downtown Binghamton while staying at the Grand Royale Clarion Collection Hotel. This elegant hotel is housed in a historic city hall building. The two-level hot-tub suites are ideal places for romantic getaways. Aside from the hot tub, suite amenities include a king bed, a kitchenette, and a big-screen television. The hotel offers complimentary continental breakfast as well as evening coffee and cookies. Nearby restaurants where you and your loved one can have a romantic meal include The Number 5, which also features live jazz, and Cortese, which specializes in Italian cuisine. Grand Royale Clarion Collection Hotel 80 State St. Binghamton, New York 13901 607-722-0000 grandroyalehotel.com

Endwell Greens Golf Club

If you and your significant other enjoy golfing, the Endwell Greens Golf Club has three bed and breakfasts to accommodate a weekend of romance and leisure sport. The Endwell Greens Golf Club is located in Endwell, New York, just seven miles west of Binghamton. Rooms at Endwell Greens come with daily breakfast, massages by appointment, and special rates on golfing and golf lessons. The "Main House," one of the bed and breakfasts, also has an outdoor Jacuzzi. The club is also close to area wineries, restaurants, and shops. Endwell Greens Golf Club 3675 Sally Piper Rd. Endwell, New York 13760 607-785-4653 endwellgreensgolf.com

Chenango Valley State Park

If being immersed in nature is something you and your partner love, head north of Binghamton to the Chenango Valley State Park for a relaxing and romantic cabin getaway. The park has over 20 cabins available for rent. The park is especially known for bird watching and is home to herons, ducks, kingfishers, woodpeckers, nuthatches, and warblers. Within the park is an extensive network of trails as well as two lakes. Other opportunities for recreation include ice-skating, cross-country skiing, and fishing. Be sure to enjoy romantic outdoor picnics if you're traveling in the spring or summer. Chenango Valley State Park 153 State Park Road Chenango Forks, NY 13746 607-648-5251 nysparks.state.ny.us

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