Coney Island

Travel Guide
Coney Island showing night scenes and rides
For all the fun of the fair, head to the boardwalks of Coney Island and relive the homespun pleasures of days gone by.

Within an hour’s travel of the bustling Manhattan streets you’ll find the golden beaches, thrilling rollercoasters and old-world entertainments of Coney Island.

Located on the Atlantic coast in southwest Brooklyn, it was a well-loved seaside resort for day-trippers from New York during the first half of the twentieth century. With the dawn of air travel after the Second World War, the amusement parks of Coney Island began to lose their appeal as glamorous far-flung locations opened up a world of possibilities for ordinary working families. The area fell into disrepair as politicians and businessmen squabbled over its fate, and those who had formerly frequented the piers on their weekends began to move further afield.

Since the dawn of the new millennium, extensive work has been done to revitalise the area. Luna Park, a once popular attraction which played host to some of the biggest rides of the pre-war era, re-opened its doors in 2010. Combining the best of stomach-flipping modern rollercoasters with more vintage attractions such as the Cyclone, dating back to 1927, this celebrated funfair is pulling in the crowds again.

Coney Island is the perfect place to catch a cool breeze during the sweltering New York summer, with a full programme of events including open-air cinema, concerts on the beach and a magnificent firework display every Friday night.

The season runs from April to October, with many venues shutting down during the quieter winter months. The island is still worth a winter visit though, its quiet boardwalks giving you a chance to draw breath away from the busy city streets. Take a trip back to the island’s wacky past at the Coney Island museum, or join the brave – and possibly mad – members of the Polar Bear Club, who dare to bare and take a dip in the icy waters in just their swimsuits on New Year’s Day!

Food stalls and cafés can be found all along the boardwalk, serving up the best of holiday fare. Grab a slice of Brooklyn pizza, a traditional Coney Island hotdog or a cloud of sweet, sticky cotton candy.

Getting to this little stretch of seaside couldn’t be simpler – just jump on a subway from any part of Manhattan and you should be on the beach within an hour.

Where to stay in Coney Island

Pod Times Square
Pod Times Square
3 out of 5
400 W 42nd Street, New York, NY, 10036
The price is S$255 per night from 14 Aug to 15 Aug
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4.3/5 Excellent! (3,147 reviews)
"It is very nice place and clean"

Reviewed on 10 Aug,2022

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Arlo Midtown
Arlo Midtown
4 out of 5
351 West 38th Street, New York, NY, 10018
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The price is S$301 per night from 28 Aug to 29 Aug
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in New York. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace and breakfast. Our guests praise the clean rooms in their reviews. ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (2,140 reviews)
"Very clean hotel"

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Row NYC
Row NYC
4 out of 5
700 8th Avenue, New York, NY, 10036
The price is S$256 per night from 14 Aug to 15 Aug
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in New York. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
3.5/5 Good! (3,953 reviews)
"Was a great stay at a good price."

Reviewed on 10 Aug,2022

Row NYC
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Radio City Apartments
Radio City Apartments
3.5 out of 5
142 West 49th Street, New York, NY, 10019
The price is S$217 per night from 14 Aug to 15 Aug
Stay at this 3.5-star aparthotel in New York. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk and a business centre. Our guests praise the WiFi and the helpful staff in ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (2,740 reviews)
"clean, kitchenette, polite staff, elevator a little slow but building built in 1908 so that is okay"

Reviewed on 8 Aug,2022

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31 Street Broadway Hotel
31 Street Broadway Hotel
2 out of 5
38 West 31st Street, New York, NY, 10001
The price is S$302 per night from 21 Aug to 22 Aug
Stay at this aparthotel in New York. Enjoy WiFi, room service and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the quiet rooms and the property condition in their ...
2.6/5 (529 reviews)
"the building is ancient but in the middle of new york, there were many things nearby. the door to this room got stuck a lot and was a tough door to open since the building is really old."

Reviewed on 4 Aug,2022

31 Street Broadway Hotel
Placemakr Wall Street
Placemakr Wall Street
3.5 out of 5
110 Wall St, New York, NY, 10005
The price is S$402 per night from 21 Aug to 22 Aug
Stay at this 3.5-star aparthotel in New York. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace and a 24-hour front desk. Popular attractions Wall Street and Battery Park are ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (57 reviews)
"The front desk was very responsive, helpful, kind, and seemed to enjoy being there. When something was wrong, they went out of their way to make it right. I wish there was a broom and coffee maker in the room, but I would definitely recommend and stay there again!"

Reviewed on 30 Jul,2022

Placemakr Wall Street
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