Coney Island

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by malecna on June 4, 2002

Still close enough to the city, Coney Island is about a half-hour drive from Manhattan, or a 45-minute train ride on the F or Q. Once out of the car or off the train, you will be surprised by the liveliness this piece of shore has. There's always someone running around, and you are most likely to be captivated by beach volleyball or one of the rides in the amusement park right off the bat.

The park features the historic Cyclone roller-coaster, which I believe is the oldest roller-coaster that's still operational (if you're used to Six Flags, you might want to watch out for your kidneys, since it's not as comfortable).

As for fun for everyone, be sure to drop by the Aquarium where you can see some of the sea's inhabitants up close and personal (always lots of fun for the kids). As for food, you can bring your own and make a picnic in the sand (I've seen some people bring barbeque grills) or opt for the hot dogs, pizzas, and other quick and delicious amusement park meals.

Coney Island Beach, Boardwalk, Amusement Parks
Surf Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, 11224
(718) 372-0275

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