Just 45 minutes from the centre of Manhattan, Coney Island is New York’s beach resort. With the sea, the boardwalk and lots of attractions it’s an essential trip of any visit to New York City.
The sandy beach stretches for just over 2 miles, and is the perfect place to sunbathe, or have a dip in the ocean.
The boardwalk contains many shops and attractions, including the theme park where you can ride the Coney Island Cyclone, Wonder Wheel, Thunderbolt and the B&B Carousel. Nathan’s famous Hot Dog’s is there to grab a traditional New York snack.
A walk down the pier gives you a wonderful view of the beach, the boardwalk, and the many sights Coney Island has to offer. Other attractions include the New York Aquarium.
Coney Island is just under an hour by subway from Manhattan. The D,F,N and Q trains all serve the area. Just get a Brooklyn bound train and get off at Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue station.