17 – New York with Piccolas and Piccolos : Coney Island

Have you ever thought about going to the beach by taking the subway? In New York this is possible. In just a little over an hour, you can be transported from the glitz and glamour of Manhattan to the old-school amusement of Brooklyn’s storied Coney Island. The destination offers thrills, sun, surf and a unique brand of entertainment that will feel worlds away from the rest of the city.


Visitors to New York City, don’t usually associate the Big Apple to a beach scene. However, you can have all the fun and views of a nice beach (and much more) in Coney Island. Home to the Cyclone (the legendary 91-year-old wooden roller coaster) and Luna Park amusement park, the New York Aquarium, the original Nathan’s Famous, the Brooklyn Cyclones minor league baseball team, a world-renowned boardwalk and, of course, nice Atlantic Ocean beaches, Coney Island is an absolute must on any New York City itinerary. Here the fun never ends.


How to get here

For customized directions using New York City public transportation, use the MTA’s TripPlanners.
Take the D, F, N or Q trains to Stillwell Ave.Station. By bus, take: B36|Coney Island/ Avenue U), B68|Brighton Beach/ Windsor Terrace), B74|Sea Gate/ Coney Island), BB2|Gravesend/ Starrlet City)


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