Infamous for a Reason
Why locals love it
Coney island is a beach, boardwalk, amusement park, and aquarium all in one. It has been around since the mid-1800s and still feels as magical as it must have felt at the turn of the century. It is a place to swim, sunbathe, drink, eat, and play the day away!
Why you should visit it
You should visit Coney Island if you want a day at the beach or have an appreciation for historic sites. It is the birthplace of many American traditions. In fact, the world's first rollar coaster was built in Coney Island, and it is home to Nathan's famous hot dogs.
Come hungry so that you can take advantage of all of the great grub and drinking spots along the Boardwalk.