Coney Island is just a train ride away from Manhattan, but it feels worlds apart. Busiest during the summer months, Coney Island feels equal parts beach escape and kitchy carnival.
1. Coney Island Directions
Wondering how to get to Coney Island? Located in the southernmost part of Brooklyn, you can take the D, Q, N or F train to Stillwell Avenue (the final stop on all those subway lines). The subway is across the street from the flagship Nathan's Hot Dog stand and just one block from the Coney Island Boardwalk.
If you are driving to Coney Island, you should use 1208 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn, NY as the address in Google Maps or your GPS. There is street parking (much of it with meters) and parking lots are also available.
2. Coney Island Season and Hours
Like most beach communities, Coney Island is in full operation from Memorial Day to Labor Day. During that time, there are lifeguards on duty at the beach, and rides and attractions are open daily starting around noon. From Easter until Memorial Day, most of Coney Island's rides and attractions are open on weekends only. The Boardwalk, New York Aquarium and Nathan's Hot Dogs are open daily year-round.
This Google Map of Coney Island highlights many of the attractions and landmarks on Coney Island including Nathan's, Deno's Wonderwheel, and the Cyclone Roller Coaster.
4. Coney Island Pictures
5. Coney Island Events
6. Things To Do at Coney Island
- Take a swim in the Atlantic Ocean
- Walk the Coney Island Boardwalk
- Visit the New York Aquarium
- Have a Hot Dog at Nathan's
- Ride the Wonder Wheel or the Cyclone