Coney Island has a lot to offer. If you want to visit this historical summertime destination but aren’t a big fans of amusement parks, Coney’s got you covered.
Here are some more things to do at Coney Island.
Coney Island’s main attraction is its legendary boardwalk. With nearly 3-miles of calming sandy beaches parallel to the hustle of the beach front bars, restaurants, stores and amusement parks, the boardwalks colorful energy is hard to resist. In the summer you can find outdoor musicians, dogs, locals, tourists and people of all ages laughing and enjoying themselves at NYC’s favorite playground.
The MLB’s New York Mets minor league team, The Brooklyn Cyclones, call Coney Island their home. At MCU Park, a multi-purpose venue on Surf Avenue, The Cyclones play ball under the neon lights of the stadium and the infamous parachute jump.
The last traditional 10-in-1 circus sideshow, Coney’s Island’s freakiest tradition is its Sideshow. Consisting of acts that will amaze, and possibly terrify, the Coney Island Circus Sideshow is what this place is all about. Being different, breathing fire, eating swords, lying down on a bed of nails, the Sideshow has it all. If you’re drawn to a life of traveling with the circus, develop your skills at the Sideshow School in Coney Island, learning from the best in this colorful industry.
Open all year round, the New York Aquarium brings the mysterious of the deep blue sea to Coney Island.