Coney Island: Just a short subway ride away!

Coney Island

Beach? Boardwalk? Hot Dogs? Amusement Park? Fun in the Sun? These are all just a subway ride away from New York City…welcome to Coney Island!!

Some people come to Coney Island to be a part of classic New York History, as they stroll down the boardwalk and soak in the atmosphere that has been the subject of movies, songs, cartoons and theatrical productions. There are tons of events, movie screenings, concerts and festivals that take place in Coney Island all summer long. Maybe you want to visit the Famous Nathan’s Hot Dog Stand on July 4th for their annual Hot Dog Eating Contest, or you can experience the famed Mermaid Parade that takes place every year on the first Saturday after Summer Solstice.
There are also lots of great attractions that Coney Island has to offer all summer long, amusements rides for all ages at Luna Park (http://lunaparknyc.com/) and Deno’s Wonder Wheel (http://www.wonderwheel.com/), The NY Aquarium at Coney Island (http://www.nyaquarium.com/), MCU stadium and the Brooklyn Cyclones (http://www.brooklyncyclones.com/home/), Coney Island Circus Side Show and Coney Island Museum (http://www.coneyisland.com/).

If you are here for a day at the beach (beach access is free of charge), I suggest coming in the earlier part of the day, as the beach gets more crowded as the day goes on. Make sure you bring your beach essentials: sun block, water, towels, beach blanket, umbrellas, sun hats. There are also many beach shops along the way where you can buy any items that you may have forgotten or have left behind.

There are lots of food, drink and dessert options along the boardwalk and by the subway, or you can also pack your lunch in a cooler and take it on the beach. A reminder that glass containers, alcohol and smoking are not permitted on the beach. Bathrooms, drinking fountains and rinsing off stations are conveniently here too.

Take the D, F, N or Q train to Coney Island-Stillwell Ave (about 45-60min from midtown Manhattan) and experience all the great things that Coney Island has to offer.

Here’s a quick glimpse at some of the exciting things you will experience here…

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