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

Luna Park and Deno's Wonder Wheel in Coney Island, Brooklyn Photograph: Robert & Robbie Bailey


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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Coney Island events

Creepshow at the Freakshow

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  1. Coney Island USA Shooting Gallery Arts Annex 1214 Surf Ave, at 10th St, 11224
  2. Thu Oct 23 - Fri Oct 31
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Coney Island Polar Bear Club New Year's Day Swim

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  1. Coney Island Beach Surf Ave, between Ocean Pkwy and W 37th St
  2. Thu Jan 1
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Things to do at Coney Island

  1. Surf Ave between Ocean Pkwy and W 37th St
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Coney Island Boardwalk

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  • Free
  1. Boardwalk at 10th St
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Coney Island Cyclone

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  1. 834 Surf Ave at 8th St
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  1. 1025 Boardwalk at W 12th St
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Luna Park

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  1. 1000 Surf Ave at W 10th St
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Sideshows by the Seashore

  • Price band: 2/4
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  1. 1208 Surf Ave at 12th St
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Coney Island Museum

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 1/4
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  1. 1208 Surf Ave at 12th St
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  1. Boardwalk at W 15th St
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Museums and attractions near Coney Island

New York Aquarium

  • Price band: 2/4
  1. Surf Ave at 8th St
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  1. Brighton Beach Ave between Corbin Pl and Ocean Pkwy
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MCU Park

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  1. 1904 Surf Ave between 17th and 19th Sts
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  1. 1901 Mermaid Ave at 19th St
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Where to eat near Coney Island

Nathan’s Famous

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  1. 1310 Surf Ave at Stillwell Ave
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Grimaldi's

  • Price band: 2/4
  1. 1215 Surf Ave between Stillwell Ave and W 12th St
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Totonno’s

  • Price band: 1/4
  1. 1524 Neptune Ave between W 15th and W 16th Sts
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Gargiulo’s

  • Price band: 1/4
  1. 2911 West 15th St at Mermaid Ave
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