Coney Island

BY: TARA BURKE 

In honor of a rainy day in NY this weekend we are doing a little throw back post to our day in Coney Island. We actually went in the last few weeks of August, since we wanted some beach time, but it would also make a nice outing in the fall. You may not be able to get in the water, but a stroll along the beach in a big comfy sweater and a few carnival rides would still be fun! Plus there’s a chance it will be less crowded.

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We started out by getting to the beach early, around 10am, to claim a spot and beat the crowd. We went to Brighton Beach which is a little further down the coast from the Coney Island boardwalk. Especially in the morning this side of the beach tends to be less packed. Cailin and I can attest to totally forgetting we were in the city and not on a beach get-away.

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Around lunch time we met up with some friends and chatted on the beach for a little before heading to Nathan’s Hot Dogs. Coney Island is basically synonymous with Nathan’s and hot dogs so we just had to be cliche and get coney dogs. We added in some cheese fries and funnel cake cause you know, go big or go home.

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After that feast we were stuffed so we just leisurely strolled the boardwalk and looked at all the amusement park rides and the Brooklyn Cyclone’s ballpark. We desperately wanted to ride a roller coaster, but the prices are steep ($17 per person for one roller coaster ride) so we decided we’d rather have ice cream! I guess all that walking made us hungry again. I ended up getting a cherry iccee and it made my tongue more red than I have ever seen in my life, haha! So if you plan on going anywhere afterwards it may not be the best choice, but it was delicious and refreshing.

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In all, we had a really fun day. You still have time to catch the rides on weekends through the end of October, but the beach/boardwalk are open year round!

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