A colorful beachfront neighborhood with historic amusement parks and attractions
A world-renowned vacation destination of the early 20th century, Coney Island still attracts many visitors today, who walk the Boardwalk, lounge on the beach or enjoy a day at the amusement park.
Renovated in recent years, Luna Park includes the historic Cyclone roller coaster and Wonder Wheel, as well as many thrilling new rides and amenities. The beach at Coney Island with its wide and frequently groomed sands bordering the iconic Boardwalk is always great place to people watch or simply relax and enjoy the sun, sand and surf. Steps away from the waterfront, the surrounding neighborhood is full of restaurants and souvenir shops and is home to MCU Park, home base of the Brooklyn Cyclones baseball team.
The early 1900s was the heyday of tourism in Coney Island. On one day in 1906, over 200,000 postcards were sent from the local post office. Get a lesson in local history at the Coney Island Museum. Boasting the most modern theme parks and expansive resorts of the day, Coney Island was synonymous with summer fun. Despite its reputation for world class amenities, Coney Island was not without local color. In fact, in its early years, sideshows involving sword-swallowers or snake charmers were not unusual.
Things to Do
Swimming, amusement park, baseball and concerts.