Coney Island

September 2, 2014

Brighton Beach with Luna Park in Coney Island in the background.  Labor Day, 2014

Yesterday, we spent a few hours wandering around at Coney Island. Coney Island is located in the southern part of Brooklyn (conveniently accessible by subway, thanks MTA), and we had heard from a few friends that there are several nice beaches in the area so we planned a short day trip to Coney Island and Brighton Beach.

Coney Island, NY Labor Day, 2014

Luna Park at Coney Island. Labor Day, 2014

Coney Island. Labor Day, 2014

Luna Park is the amusement park at Coney Island (you’ve probably seen lots of pictures of the ferris wheel) and it’s much bigger than I was expecting. I guess I was thinking it would be more along the lines of a country fair. Ferris wheel, swings, typical country fair games. But it was more like a cross between a country fair and Six Flags. There are several roller coasters and some kind of water park situation happening in the middle of the park. Predictably, it was super crowded so we opted to observe the commotion from the boardwalk, which was probably more enjoyable for us considering we weren’t necessarily up for roller coasters or bumper cars. After some picture taking and people watching, we continued walking along the boardwalk towards Brighton Beach and found a little place overlooking the ocean for a (strong) margarita. Then, after a bit of wading in the waves and a short discussion on the importance of sunscreen (we saw some very leather-y looking skin on the beach) and guessing at how much time we had before the storm hit, we walked back to the subway and were on our way.

What did you do this weekend? Did anyone take an end-of-summer trip? Where did you go?


PS. Another beach trip from this summer.


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