If you're looking to escape the skyscrapers and loud sirens of New York City, then venture off to Brooklyn's Coney Island. Just a 22 minute drive out of the heart of New York City, Coney Island offers thrills and spills and a unique brand of entertainment.

Have a day of amusement park fun in the city with Coney Island's great rides, sights and especially its legendary wooden roller coaster the Cyclone. The fun continues inside Luna Park - Coney Island's amusement park. Home to many rides and attractions, the options for fun are endless. Whether it's racing around on go-carts or flying high in the air on the Balloon Expedition, it's guaranteed fun for both the kids and the parents. An unlimited four-hour ride wristband will cost about £20.

For more low key fun, relax while riding 'round and 'round on the historic B&B Carousell. Expertly refinished, it is a staple in Coney Island's attractions.

Next visit the New York Aquarium where kids can gaze at clown fish, penguins and sea otters. Tickets will cost about £7 for ages 3 and up. Don't forget to grab a Nathan's Famous hot dog, which has called Coney Island home since 1916!

Where to stay: NU Hotel Brooklyn, from £143 a night for a family of four.

For more information: visit coneyislandfunguide.com