Coney Island Tour
Hidden Gems of Coney Island!
Unearth old secrets of the many long-gone amusement parks, while learning about what’s in store for the hotly contested future development of the island.
Join Untapped New York's Chief Experience Officer, Justin Rivers, on a tour that moves through the past, present, and future of "America's Playground". You will see firsthand why Coney Island was the birthplace of American amusement culture by hosting America's first amusement park, roller coaster, and hot dog. You will also experience what Coney Island was like at the height of its mid-century popularity by examining the footprints of the famed Elephant Hotel, Luna Park, Dreamland, and Steeplechase Park. Learn the secrets of iconic rides like the Cyclone, the Wonder Wheel and the famed B&B Carousel. The tour will conclude at Nathan’s Famous where you hear why those hot dogs became so famous on the site where they have been served for over 100 years.
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- Walk the world famous Riegelmann Boardwalk
- Get a fortune from Grandma, the last-of-her-kind fortune telling machine
- Spot one of the most unique carousel horses ever crafted
- Unearth old secrets of the many long-gone amusement parks.
- Learn about what’s in store for the hotly contested future development of the island.
Fun afternoon in Coney Island! Our guide Justin was great.Mandy R.
Learned a lot of stuff on this tour, highly recommend.Josh S.
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Know Before You Go
Where To Meet
Corner of Stilwell Avenue and Surf Avenue, right outside of the Stilwell Ave/Coney Island train station entrance for the D,F,N,Q.
How To Get There
By subway: D, F, N Q to Stilwell Ave/Coney Island. Please consult with the MTA for weekend subway schedules and routing changes.
What To Bring/Wear
Please bring a mask and wear it at all time while on the tour. If you are medically unable to wear a mask, please bring and wear a face covering shield. Thank you!
COVID-19 Safety Measures
All of our guides have been specifically trained on how to safely conduct walking tours in the current health crisis. This includes wearing a mask, social distancing and much more. Learn more here: https://untappedcities.com/covid19/
Frequently Asked Questions
How large is the group?
We only accept up to 10 guests on this walking tour. This ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable time on our tour
How are you keeping people safe during the pandemic?
The safety of our guides and guests is our number one priority. Learn more about our Health and Safety Measures here: https://untappedcities.com/covid19/
How strenuous is the tour? How much walking will we do?
This tour is easy and most people can participate.
Is there an age limit or recommendation?
No age limitation.
Who will guide our tour?
One of our licensed NYC Tour guide.
Is this tour indoors or outdoors?
This tour is completely outdoors! Please dress accordingly.
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