Experience Brooklyn’s Famous Coney Island

Last updated 10th August 2022

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.

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