Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York

First things first – you have got to listen to this song before taking a trip to Coney Island!

We took the subway to Coney Island (D, F, N, Q lines all go here) which probably took about an hour from Manhattan. A little bit of a trip I suppose but definitely worth it. The first thing we did was head to the famous boardwalk to have a little wander around. It was exceptionally windy but therefore quiet – it actually felt quite special visiting a deserted Coney Island. I’m sure that changes in June…

Private subway carriage!

Private subway carriage!

Subway art

Subway art

We've arrived!

We’ve arrived!

Coney Island's famous boardwalk

Coney Island’s famous boardwalk

Now that's a beach!

Now that’s a beach!

Just a hop, skip or jump on to the sand

Just a hop, skip or jump on to the sand

We stopped off in Nathan’s Famous for a bite to eat after a windswept trip along the boardwalk. There are a couple of Nathan’s franchises around the area but the original, opened in 1916, is just across from the subway station. John had the mother of all hot dogs and I went with a lobster roll – typical New York fare! Next, decided a visit to William’s Candy Shop was an absolute necessity – the selection of candy apples here is amazing and they’re absolutely delicious…do not pass on this place!! The staff could probably use a lesson in customer service mind…

An original for an original 😊

An original for an original 😊

So tasty

So tasty

Yes please!

Yes please!

The Brooklyn Beach Shop on the boardwalk is a pretty nice spot to pick up some cool (albeit overpriced) souvenirs or even cute workout gear. They sell homewares from Fishs Eddythe most awesome store for home-goods on the planet. I think a nice Brooklyn dish-towel is a nicer souvenir than a fridge magnet – it has an actual use!

The New York Aquarium is on the boardwalk too, although currently undergoing what looks like significant construction. The entrance fee is $10.75 (if you buy online) which honestly seems like a pretty good deal – the cheapest you can get in to Sydney’s Aquarium (which is not amazing by any stretch of the imagination) is $28. Robbery.

Unfortunately Luna Park was closed so we didn’t get to go on any of the rides but we’ll definitely pop out on our next visit to New York. Tea-cup time!! All in all I’d definitely recommend a little side trip to Coney Island if you’re taking a break in New York. The vibe on a warm and sunny weekend would be awesome.

Good store

Love the stuff in this store

Beachside baby

Beachside baby!

Aquarium artwork

Aquarium artwork

Seriously

Seriously

Ooh Luna Park!

Ooh Luna Park!

The plan!

The plan!

Let me in!

Let me in!

Aw, teacups!

Aw, teacups!

Serious name!

Serious name!

 

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