An instantly recognizable iconic NYC landmark, Coney Island is synonymous with Brooklyn. Once a popular escape for wealthy Manhattan businessmen and socialites, today Coney Island is a popular tourist destination for all featuring attractions, rides, a boardwalk, and beaches. The echoes of the past can be felt when strolling through Coney Island, and three rides have been designated as New York City Landmarks and placed on the National Register of Historic Places. These landmarks include the Wonder Wheel Ferris Wheel which opened in 1920, the Cyclone Rollercoaster built in 1927, and the Parachute Jump built for the 1939 World’s Fair. Hotel LYN Brooklyn is only 10.9 miles away from Coney Island.
Hit the Beach and Stroll the Boardwalk - It’s the scene in every movie about Brooklyn. Stroll the historic boardwalk while enjoying some cotton candy then hit the sand and soak up the sun on the beach.
Explore the Ocean - New York City’s only major aquarium is located in Coney Island. The 14-acre New York Aquarium is home to more than 300 marine species and is open year-round.
Eat, Eat, & Eat - Enjoy the most famous hot dog in the country at Nathan’s Famous, founded in 1916. Then try what is considered the best pizza in NY at Totonno’s, or stop by the oldest bar and grill on the boardwalk - Ruby’s. Craving Russian food? Try Tatianna’s Restaurant & Grill in Brighton Beach for a unique, authentic, and elegant Russian dining experience.
Step Back in Time - Visit the Coney Island Museum and take a trip to a bygone era when Coney Island first opened.
Brooklyn Cyclones - There's one thing that neither Yankee Stadium nor Citi Field have: a view of the ocean that spans the distance of the outfield.