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Coney Island, NY guide

Plan your trip to one of the city’s most unique places with our guide to Coney Island—NY’s quintessential attraction

In its heyday, from the turn of the century to the Second World War, Coney Island, NY was considered the city's playground. Years of neglect followed, but the arrival of the new Luna Park amusement park gave the area fresh life. Now, hundreds of thousands of people visit what has become one of the best New York beaches offering excellent things to do in the summer each year. Visit Nathan’s hot dogs for a bite, buy a ticket for a Coney Island Cyclones game and make Coney Island in NY one of the best day trips from NYC!

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Where is Coney Island?

Coney Island is a peninsular neighborhood, beach and one of New York’s top attractions, which is located on the southwestern part of Brooklyn. You plug in this address (1208 Surf Avenue) on your Google Maps app or whichever GPS you’re using.

When does Coney Island open for the 2017 season?

The best time to go to Coney Island is between Easter and Halloween, during which the rides at Luna Park run on the weekends starting Easter weekend until Memorial Day. Once summer officially hits, the rides operate daily through Labor Day. The beach and the boardwalk, however, are open year-round, which also includes attractions such as Nathan’s Hot Dogs and the New York Aquarium.

How do I get to Coney Island?

Traveling to Coney Island—especially from midtown Manhattan—is very simple. All you have to do is Take the D, Q, N, or F train to Stillwell Avenue.

Things to do at Coney Island, NY

The best restaurants and bars in Coney Island
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The best restaurants and bars in Coney Island

Cap off a day at the beach at the best restaurants and bars in Coney Island, from hot-dog stand to boardwalk watering holes

The best things to do at Coney Island
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The best things to do at Coney Island

Eating a Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog and riding the Cyclone are just a few of the best things to do at Coney Island

Coney Island Mermaid Parade
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Coney Island Mermaid Parade

The Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2017 is almost here!

The ideal itinerary for having a perfect day on Coney Island
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The ideal itinerary for having a perfect day on Coney Island

We cooked up a minute-by-minute itinerary for how to have the most awesome day there ever

The best Coney Island attractions
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The best Coney Island attractions

Amid several decades of redevelopment efforts, Coney Island remains one of NYC’s quintessential summertime destinations

Popular street art exhibition, “Coney Art Walls” returns for another run
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Popular street art exhibition, “Coney Art Walls” returns for another run

For a second year a row, Coney Island’s “Outdoor Museum of Street Art” will return to America’s original playground in Brooklyn, starting May 13

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Coney Island officially opens for the season this weekend
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Coney Island officially opens for the season this weekend

Burger Beach Bash NYC is coming to Coney Island
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Burger Beach Bash NYC is coming to Coney Island

31 photos of Coney Island in the sweltering, skin-baring summers of the early '60s
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31 photos of Coney Island in the sweltering, skin-baring summers of the early '60s

Coney Island will get a new concert venue this summer
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Coney Island will get a new concert venue this summer

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Pavel K
Pavel K

There are numerous marinas with houseboats to rent near Coney Island. I think that spending the night on in the calm of a boat is a great way to relax after an exciting day in Conday Island.