New York’s ultimate summer activity is a visit to Luna Park at Coney Island, the original amusement park. Hop on the iconic Cyclone and you'll rattle along traditional wooden roller coaster tracks, or whirl around Lynn's Trapeze. Little ones will love the Magic Bikes and the Brooklyn Barge, while older kids will get thrills fro the Coney Clipper and the Astro Tower. Luna Park is constantly being upgraded; see the full details about the latest rides here. (718-373-5862, lunaparknyc.com). $65 and up, $40 and up 48" and shorter. All ages.
Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park next door is famous for the legendary Wonder Wheel, as well a number of kid-friendly rides that cost 5 credits, from the Tilt-a-Whirl to Dizzy Dragons to bumper cars. (718-372-2592, denoswonderwheel.com). $40 for 50 credits. All ages.