In its heyday, from the turn of the century to the Second World War, Coney Island, NY wasthe city's playground. Years of neglect followed, but the arrival of the new Luna Park amusement park gave the area fresh life. Now, the hundreds of thousands of people visit one of the best New York beaches and things to do in NYC this 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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Things to do at Coney Island, NY
The best Coney Island restaurants in NYC
Eat at the best Coney Island restaurants in New York City, from famous hotdog stands to boardwalk bars
Get your costumes ready: Find out about the Coney Island Mermaid Parade, which marches down Surf Avenue each year
Burger Beach Bash NYC is coming to Coney Island
Burger Records, a buzzy SoCal record shop and rock & roll label known for throwing eclectic summertime fests on its home coast, hosts its first NYC bash in Coney Island on Saturday, June 18th.
The best Coney Island attractions
Amid several decades of redevelopment efforts, Coney Island remains one of NYC’s quintessential summertime destinations