Coney Island, New York City Metro

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Contact: +1 718 802 3846(Tourist Information)
Open Hours: Beach and boardwalk open all year round; Museum: Sa-Su 12p-5p; Rides and attractions: Labor Day-Oct and Easter-Memorial Day: Sa-Su only; Memorial Day-Labor Day: Daily
Brooklyn's Coney Island, or the more dialectical term of Rabbit Island, became one of the city's leisure hotspots in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, following the introduction of the Coney Island & Brooklyn Railroad streetcar line. Since then the area has been swamped by resorts and attractions, including the ever-famous Luna Park. Following the decline of World War II and the years of neglect the park endured after, the area has burst back into life and is home to Luna Park, the Aquarium and of course, the beach. A three-mile-long boardwalk runs the length of Coney Island into Brighton Beach. There is sometimes a circus, but always something strange to see. Also, don't let the non-holiday cooler months deter you from visiting; it is much less crowded, and the stores remain open.