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Enjoy the fun of the fair at Coney Island

Known as New York’s playground, Coney Island is a magical peninsular comprising a beach, fun fair and multiple authentic New York food outlets. Families will be in their element with a plethora of things to do, while thrill-seekers will relish the action-packed attractions that have made the area so iconic.

Open daily in the summer and seasonally on weekends from Easter through to Memorial Day, this is the ideal spot to catch the New York sun and cram in as many adventurous antics as possible. From the infamous wooden Cyclone rollercoaster to the New York Aquarium, Coney Island well and truly caters for all.

Luna Park is where the main action is, with The Cyclone being its main attraction since 1927. A truly classic ride, the wooden tracks boast an 85-foot drop that will have you screaming before you know it. Classed as a National Historic Landmark, expect the queues to be long on this one.

The annual Mermaid Parade happens here in Mid-July too with fancy dress competitions and much more to keep you entertained. Running from Surf Avenue to Steeplechase Plaza, expect the park to be busy and teeming with holiday makers wanting to take part in the celebrations.

All this fun is making us hungry and thankfully Coney Island boasts a variety of options that are sure to tantalise the taste buds. We highly recommend stopping by the original Nathan’s Famous Hotdogs which opened 1916. Boasting American classics such as beef hot dogs and chili dogs, this is a sight you don’t want to miss out on. If you’re here for Independence Day celebrations, make sure to grab a seat at its annual hot dog eating contest for a show you won’t be forgetting in a hurry.

For a slightly slower pace, history-enthusiasts will love the fun fair memorabilia at the Coney Island Museum, ideal after one too many rides on the Sling Shot or the Ferris Wheel. Alternatively, head to the beach to catch some rays. Make sure to bring your bucket and spade, sun cream and hat to well and truly enjoy the white sands and turquoise waters.

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For the ultimate Coney Island cool down, make sure to grab some frozen custard at Rita’s Italian Ice. Now a national dish, the indulgent desert has egg yolk added to the cream and sugar for a delicious treat to cool off with.

Venue Details

  • In/Out: Outdoors
  • Traveller Type: Adults, Couples, Families
  • Best for: Adventure, Food & Wine, Unwind
  • Address: Coney Island, 1208 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11224, USA
  • Opening Times:
    Seasonal, see website for more information

Map & Address

  • Found in Brooklyn, Coney Island is most easily accessible on the subway, just an hour from Times Square. Take the D, Q, N or F train to Stillwell Avenue.

    Found in Brooklyn, Coney Island is most easily accessible on the subway, just an hour from Times Square. Take the D, Q, N or F train to Stillwell Avenue.

  • Address: Coney Island, 1208 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11224, USA
  • Opening Times:
    Seasonal, see website for more information