Come to Coney island one of NYCs hidden gems

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by alanmack37 on October 8, 2010

I heard so much about coney island when i was armed with my all day subway travel ticket i got myself on a train and made my way to the Coney Island station. It is a long pleasant journey with great overhead views especially when you pass over the Brooklyn bridge, man i would have paid extra for that experience. An all day ticket is $9 and well worth it as you can use all the subway transport lines.
Coney island reminds you of any typical day trip holiday resort and it is a 5 to 10 minute walk to make it to the boardwalk. When i went the amusement park was closed but it was a sunny day and beautiful to walk along the beach and stare at the atlantic ocean. To actually be in New York and by a beach is amazing. There are lots of snack vendors i tried some of the fish and fries they were nice but a bit overpriced at $8, You can also sip a cocktail at one of the open air bars. It was such a melting pot of people to behold and thoroughly enjoyable.
Please take your camera and get some photos of the wonderwheel featured in the movie "The Warriors", also take a walk under the boardwalk and along the main promenade. The people are generally friendly and theres a mix of tourists and Brooklyn locals. I would thoroughly recommend this trip to get a taste of the sea air on your mouth in New York, away from the city is amazing. My only regret was that i wasnt here when the summer was in full swing.
Another thing if you want something to eat i would recommend going back to the coney island station where there is a Dunkin Donuts and lots of fish restuarants at low prices. The subway station is new and amazing and the staff are helpful. There are so many routes back to various parts of the city but i always got to get off at Times Square and connect from there. Also by travelling by subway and not by some expensive tour bus youre going to have a quicker journey and also some extra dollars in your pocket.
Well recommended its one of New Yorks hidden treasures.
Coney Island Beach, Boardwalk, Amusement Parks
Surf Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, 11224
(718) 372-0275

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