12 CONEY ISLAND
Once the playground of the United States, particularly for an influx of British, Irish and Italian immigrants, Coney Island is still home to a vibrant immigrant community and kitschy Americana. Grab a legendary Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog, stroll on the boardwalk, and then take a ride on one of the country’s oldest wooden rollercoasters, The Cyclone, at Luna Park, or go for a romantic spin on the Wonder Wheel at Deno’s Amusement Park. At night, grab a bite to eat at one of the many Russian restaurants.
New York Botanical Garden