Coney Island or bust. Now I am serious, if you have never seen Coney Island you must now make the pilgrimage. Coney Island rests on the southern-most tip of Brooklyn, New York. The southern-most tip of anything is usually the most amazing. You have to go to Coney Island because it is a historical and cultural mecca of American culture and they are tearing it down. Nathan's Famous hot dogs, the most delicious hot dogs of all time, has made its home in Coney Island since 1916! I also truly recommend their cheesy fries. Wow! Just walking through the theme park makes you feel like something special. Half-drunk carnies try to get you to play their "fill the balloon with water" or "race the horse to the other side". Could a dollar be better spent? It is best to go on a Friday or Saturday night. The place is hopping and especially now because people are saying their goodbyes and I love yous to one of the best theme parks ever. If you get sick of the crowd and need to take a break you can stroll on the boardwalk. The smell of the sea mixed with the perfume of cotton candy and popcorn could make anyone just walk to forget all of their troubles and join the circus.
Do not wait. Do not say "Oh someday". Every Fourth of July, Nathan's has an annual hot dog eating contest, not to mention the Mermaid Parade—where everyone dresses like dirty mermaids. Hurray! This is the last year, ladies and gentleman. This is one of the greatest places in America and it got sold and they are tearing it down. Go now, cause it is never going to be the same, and it is a treasure.