New York attractions: Coney Island and Luna Park in Brooklyn

Coney Island is the quintessential New York attraction, from the beach to the boardwalk to the rides at Luna Park. Plan a trip to with our Coney Island guide.

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Luna Park and Deno's Wonder Wheel in Coney Island, Brooklyn

In its heyday, from the turn of the century to the Second World War, Coney Island was New York City's playground. Years of neglect followed, but the arrival of the new Luna Park amusement hub—and the staying power of the iconic Wonder Wheel and teeth-rattling Cyclone roller coaster—have made the area a resurgent New York attraction. It's also the home to hot dog stalwart Nathan's and Coney Island USA, a group that's driven the New York renaissance in sideshow and burlesque diversions. Coney Island's one of the New Yorkiest ways to spend a few hours or a weekend afternoon.

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Things to do at Coney Island

Things to do

Coney Island Beach

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Coney Island Boardwalk

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Coney Island Cyclone

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Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park

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Luna Park

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Sideshows by the Seashore

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Museums

Coney Island Museum

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Coney Island Parachute Jump Tower

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Museums and attractions near Coney Island

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New York Aquarium

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Brighton Beach

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MCU Park

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Coney Island Library

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Where to eat near Coney Island

Restaurants

Nathan’s Famous

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Grimaldi's

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Totonno’s

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Gargiulo’s

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Coney Island in pictures

Clubs

Coney Island USA Spring Gala 2015

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31 photos of Coney Island in the early '60s

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Mermaid Parade 2014

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Coney Island opening day 2013

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