There’s no better way to start a summer in New York than taking a trip out to Coney Island for the day. Once known as the largest amusement park in the world from around 1880 to World War II, the Brooklyn destination still allows you to escape the narrow city streets to a more open seaside resort filled with rides, food, and the beach. And when it’s a sunny day like this one, how can you not enjoy it?
If you plan to visit Coney Island at least once this summer, save it for a whole day to go on rides and relax at the beach. My friends and I made the 1-hour trek from Manhattan on the Q train. To our surprise, we were able to spot Luna Park and the beach before we reached the final station.
With over 30 rides, it’s hard to believe that we only went on four of them that day. One of my favorites was the Wonder Wheel, which opened in 1920. My friends and I sat on the rocking chairs that slide back and forth when going around the circle, a ride feature that can be enjoyed by all ages! Take a peek of my day at Coney Island in the photos below.
Photo Diary: Coney Island
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Author: Katina Beniaris
Born in Chicago, Katina has always been drawn to cities. She spent her college years in the heart of Chicago studying journalism and she travels to various cities every year for new experiences. When she’s not blogging, you can find her catching up on the latest pop culture sensation on Netflix.