Broome County Winter Bucket List

It’s no secret that Broome County can get ridiculously cold in the winter months. You can’t really go anywhere these days without a thick winter coat, fuzzy socks and boots. And we’re in the thick of it, as these cold January days seem endless.

      During the winter, sometimes nothing sounds better than curling up on the couch under a blanket and watching a good movie.

However, since winter tends to last from November until March around here, staying inside all that time would not only be boring, but also a waste of how much Broome County has to offer in the winter!

Here is my personal Broome County winter bucket list to enumerate all the fun there is to have around here in the winter months.

To top off this list, relish the top-notch athletic teams in our area all winter long.

Enjoy a Binghamton Senators hockey game in the Floyd L. Maine’s Veterans Memorial Arena downtown. Cheer on the BU Bearcats men’s and women’s basketball teams as they take on rivals from all over the Northeast in the Events Center, as well as the SUNY Broome Hornets men’s hockey team as they compete in the BCC Ice Center.

The SUNY Broome Ice Center is also open all winter long for those who want to ice-skate, play hockey themselves or even enjoy gaming in the arcade.

The Virtual Reality Junkies studio in Vestal’s Olumn’s Plaza is also open every day for people of all ages to enjoy their favorite videos games, but with the opportunity to get inside the game themselves by playing on their own, with their friends or people all over the world.

Uncorked Creations on State Street in Binghamton is also a perfect place to have a calm night in with friends and family spent painting and sipping on delicious drinks from the wine bar.

The winter is also the time to try all the fantastic restaurants, bars and cafés in the area that you haven’t gotten around to sampling just yet.

Buffy’s Burrito’s on Washington Street in Binghamton is ideal for a quick and affordable lunch made from delicious and fresh ingredients. And Antonio’s Bar & Trattoria in Endicott is a perfect place for delectable cocktails, appetizers and desserts in a relaxed and warm environment.

So don’t let the cold bring you down! There are endless opportunities for fun and excitement around here—even in the dead of winter.

- Posted by Giovanna B.

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