Coney Island

Hear stories of weird, wild, and wonderful Coney Island!

  • TOUR LENGTH

    About 2 hours

  • WALKING DISTANCE

    Less than 1 mile, flat terrain

  • NOTABLE SITES YOU'LL SEE

    Coney Island Boardwalk, Luna Park, the Cyclone, the Wonder Wheel, and Nathan's Famous

ABOUT THE TOUR

The history of Coney Island is like nothing you’ve ever heard before. On this tour, you will discover a giant elephant-shaped hotel, hear about the invention of the hot dog, and even see a ride that was so scary it made its riders pee themselves! We’ll explore the engaging history of Coney Island’s amusement zone: a story of crime, passion, and fire that will change the way you see the “People’s Playground” forever.

So, come on down to New York City’s most famous beach where millions of people escape the summer heat. The tour meets at Grimaldi’s Pizzeria (1215 Surf Avenue) in Coney Island.

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Whether you live in New York City or are just visiting, THE HISTORY COUPLE offers walking tours that everyone can enjoy! Book a private tour with your favorite walking buddies or come on a public tour and meet a whole new group of friends. Either way, you’ll all love hearing the offbeat stories of NYC’s great neighborhoods!