5 Things You Didn't Know About Coney Island

January 24, 2020

An hour away from the constant hustle and grind of Manhattan, Coney Island graces many New Yorkers with memories and entertainment.

If you’re still thirsty for more about Coney Island after reading this, check out the different activities and tours to experience this magical place in person!

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    Chelsea Market & The Highline Food Tour

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    Ever feel like you're missing out on some of New York's most delicious secrets? Even if you're a local foodie, there's always another hideaway to be discovered. During this food tour, you'll explore the historic 112 year old landmark building that houses the Chelsea Market and taste samples from seven of the best vendors. Before it's all said and done, you'll take in the great views of the High Line, and enjoy a final food tasting at a trendy restaurant in the Meatpacking District. Discover the hidden world of food in Meatpacking!
    Chelsea Market & The Highline Food Tour

    75 9th Ave, New York

    • Tour the Chelsea Market and learn about it's remarkable past
    • Sample food from seven amazing vendors
    • Enjoy a tasting at an acclaimed restaurant in the Meatpacking District
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    Harlem Hip-Hop Walking Tour

    You can't see the best of Harlem from behind the window, so put it in park and pound the pavement on this 2-hour New York Harlem Hip-Hop Walking Tour.

    View a multimedia event to learn the history of New York City in a digitized 3-screen production telling the story of how the city grew into the world's greatest urban center. Then put on some comfortable shoes to take a leisurely hip-hop stroll through the Mecca of the hip-hop culture.

    Check out the sites of Dip Set, Harlem's oldest record shops, the legendary Apollo Theater, numerous clubs, plus learn the rich musical and political history. Join your guides and share your thoughts about life in the Big City and Walk it Out!

    This Harlem Hip-Hop Walking Tour is suitable for all ages, hip-hop enthusiasts, those interested in the Foundation of the Culture and return visitors to New York City. It is truly a one-of-a-kind experience with a perspective and focus which can only be shown by the Grand Masters of hip-hop. The Harlem Hip-Hop Walking Tour is family friendly and great for any age group and cultural background with an appreciation of old school and new school hip-hop music.

    Harlem Hip-Hop Walking Tour

    Fifth Avenue, New York

    • Explore Harlem locations that inspired and nurtured hip hop culture
    • See the birthplace of Hip-hop: Dip Set, record shops, the Apollo Theater, and countless clubs embodying Harlem's unique environment
    • Discover the stories behind hip hop's influential growth
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    Wall Street Financial Crisis Tour

    You will meander through the narrow, winding streets of Lower Manhattan led by Wall Street experts, who will tell you exclusive stories from inside the trenches that will inform and shock you! Learn how some traders made billion dollar profits while banks collapsed, and find out more about the volatile culture and lifestyle of the Wall Street Trader.

    Explore the fascinating, historical district of Wall Street that it is a living, breathing body that still affects the world today. You will discover rich history and visit famous financial landmarks, such as the New York Stock Exchange, Federal Reserve, and Charging Bull.

    Even born and bred New Yorkers will gain valuable insight through storytelling and personal interaction with former Wall Street professionals. If you have an interest in finance, current affairs or want to learn more about the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, this tour is for you!
    Wall Street Financial Crisis Tour

    Wall St & Broad St, New York

    • Explore the Financial District of Wall Street and learn from insiders about the recent global financial crisis
    • Meander through the narrow, Lower Manhattan streets and hear the shocking stories from inside the trenches
    • Gain valuable insight from Wall Street professionals about the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression
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    Wall Street Insider Tour

    Guided by real Wall Street insiders, this tour of New York City's Wall Street will inform and intrigue you! Points of interest include the New York Stock Exchange, Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers, and Deutsche Bank, where the 'captains of industry' live and work. As you stroll by the Charging Bull, you will see evidence of the financial district's skyscraper race and observe Wall Street's historic buildings. Unearth the NYC Financial District's rich history spanning over 400 years, from it's humble beginnings as a Dutch trading outpost to the modern Wall Street known today. You will see where high-powered meetings take place, and where billion dollar deals determining the feat of the American economy are negotiated. Gain insights into the stock market, new trading ideas, how capital markets work, and feel what it's like to work on the trading floor of a major investment bank. An inspiring tour of some of the biggest United States financial institutions built by immigrants and their entrepreneurial spirit!
    Wall Street Insider Tour

    15 Broad St, New York

    • Explore the Financial District on this educational tour of Wall Street
    • Get a behind-the-scenes look at investment banking, trading, and the world's largest financial institutions
    • Learn about the culture and lifestyle of a typical Wall Street trader
    • Visit New York Stock Exchange, Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers, and Deutsche Bank
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    Brooklyn Bridge Bike Rental (Full Day)

    Feeling restless? Got cabin fever? It sounds like you need to visit the spin doctor! Explore lower Manhattan on a full day bike rental with Unlimited Biking! Push those pedals while you cycle up to City Hall area and the Brooklyn Bridge. You'll be nearly 160 feet up when you reach the Brooklyn side tower of the bridge -- a great spot to snap photos of the entire New York Harbor. You'll see the beautiful Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Staten Island, the port of Brooklyn and several miles of the New Jersey coastline. To make your sightseeing easier, CPS provides a map, helmet, chain-lock, and basket for your convenience. Their team is happy to recommend specific routes and must-see attractions. We can hear those wheels in your head turning already...joining this tour is a great idea!
    Brooklyn Bridge Bike Rental (Full Day)

    38 Park Row, New York

    • Rent a bicycle and explore the beauty of lower Manhattan
    • Cycle over the Brooklyn Bridge and take photos from 160 feet above the water
    • See the entire New York Harbor, including the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
    • Receive a map, a basket, and some sightseeing recommendations
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    Walking Tour of Ground Zero

    Meet in Lower Manhattan and begin with a walking tour of the Financial District, where you'll visit sites like historic Federal Hall, the New York Stock Exchange, Wall Street and St Paul Chapel, which served as a makeshift rescue center during the terrorist attacks.

    Visit the Steel Beam Cross, a symbol of hope for the city, and stop by the American Express Eleven Tears Memorial and the World Financial Center. Then, follow your guide to Ground Zero, where you'll gain an understanding of the tragic events of 9/11.

    As you explore the site where the World Trade Center once stood, you'll be captivated by real first-hand stories of 9/11 from your guide, who has a personal connection with that fateful day in New York City.
    Walking Tour of Ground Zero

    15 Broad Street, New York

    • Tour through Ground Zero and gain a deeper understanding of the events of 9/11
    • Grasp the impact 9/11 had on NYC and the United States as a whole
    • Explore the Financial District including Wall Street, NY Stock Exchange and Federal Hall
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    Statue of Liberty and 9/11 Tour

    Meet in Lower Manhattan's Financial District, where you'll meet your expert local guide to begin your tour. Your morning starts off with a walking tour of Wall Street. Learn about the transformation of New York City from an early Dutch settlement to the financial capital as you pass the New York Stock Exchange, Federal Reserve Bank and other financial and historical institutions. This tour leads you to the World Trade Center site, home to the 9/11 Memorial, a monument and museum commemorating the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks of 2001. Gain timed entry to this site and walk around to see the enormous reflecting pools and fountains. Your guide will tell you stories of the events, tragedy and heroism of that infamous day. After this sobering and deeply moving experience, your guide will accompany you to the ferry. This tour gives you priority boarding for the ferry to Liberty Island, letting you bypass the long lines. Before sending you off, your guide will provide commentary about the Statue of Liberty, one of America's greatest symbols of liberty and freedom. Admire views of the amazing New York City skyline as you cruise along New York Harbor. Have your camera ready as you approach Lady Liberty! Arriving at Liberty Island, pick up a handheld audio guide (available in 9 different languages) for your visit. Next, go inside this famed icon with reserved access to the Statue of Liberty's stone pedestal, designed by famed architect Richard Morris Hunt. The top of the pedestal is roughly half the height of the entire monument, and offers panoramic views of Ellis Island, New York, New Jersey, and New York Harbor. Only a limited number of visitors are permitted per day, so be the fortunate one to experience the Statue of Liberty up-close. Your ticket also includes access to the Liberty Island Museum, where you'll learn about the difficulties and triumphs that France and the US overcame to build this universal symbol of liberty and democracy. The museum also covers how the Statue of Liberty's interpretation has changed since its construction in 1886. Here, your tour concludes and you may choose to stay on the island as long as you wish. On the return ferry, choose to disembark onto Ellis Island, the gateway for 12 million immigrants. End your day with one last view of the beautiful Statue of Liberty before returning to Lower Manhattan by ferry.
    Statue of Liberty and 9/11 Tour

    Pearl St & Broad St, New York

    • Walk through the Financial District and learn about the transformation of New York City from an early Dutch settlement to the financial capital
    • Visit the World Trade Center site and the 9/11 Memorial, and admire the Statue of Liberty with a private commentary from an expert guide
    • Admire the world-renowned views of the NYC skyline and Ellis Island
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    Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Tour

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    After taking off from Downtown Manhattan Heliport, you will fly over Governor's Island, a former Revolutionary US Army post, and the birthplace of New York. Next you will come face-to-face with the Statue of Liberty, which has become synonymous with America's most fundamental value, freedom. Don't forget to pack your camera for unique shots of this famous landmark!

    Next your pilot will guide your state-of-the-art helicopter past the humbling site of Ground Zero, before heading up the Hudson River alongside two magnificent feats of civil engineering: the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings.

    Fly over Central Park, check out the George Washington Bridge from above and enjoy amazing views of bustling Times Square and the world-famous Madison Square Garden. Catch a glimpse of the WWII aircraft carrier, USS Intrepid and hover over the most passed-through point in the history of immigration, Ellis Island. You'll be able to see it all without battling the crowds on this New York City helicopter tour!

    This is the perfect vantage point to take in New York's skyline. Don't miss out on this incredible scenic helicopter flight!
    Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Tour

    6 East River Piers, New York

    • Witness the spectacular Manhattan skyline from above, aboard a helicopter
    • Fly over Governor's Island, the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, Ground Zero, and even along the Hudson River
    • See all of these sites without battling through crowds
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    Top of the Rock Observation Deck

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    Top of the Rock Observation Deck is open 365 days a year. Watch the seasons unfold or take in an amazing sunset from the outdoor observation deck. Plus, your ticket allows you to jump to the front of the box office queue. If entrance is not available immediately, you'll be allocated a time and your spot in the line will be held for you. Before reaching the spectacular panoramic views atop, you will enjoy interactive displays exhibited detailing the construction of the Rockefeller Center, including three short films. And then prepare to be amazed as you stand on top of one of the greatest cities in the world.
    Top of the Rock Observation Deck

    30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York

    • Experience the panoramic views of Manhattan that are unequaled anywhere else in NYC
    • See famous landmarks like Central Park, Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, and the East River
    • Witness the best view of NYC atop 30 Rockefeller Center: day or night
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    Around Manhattan Architecture Cruise

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    How many cities hold as many architectural marvels as New York City? Now, it's one thing to look up and gasp, but it's a completely different experience from the surrounding rivers. This tour is lead by the American Institute of Architects NYC chapter, who'll tell stories about the city's finest masterpieces, from parks to bridges, and skyscrapers. Surrounding the city, you'll consume information about the new Freedom Towers, Brooklyn Bridge, Highline, and the entire post-industrial waterfront. Enjoy Manhattan's brilliance from the best view of all.
    Around Manhattan Architecture Cruise

    62 Chelsea Piers, New York

    • Circumnavigate the island of Manhattan while taking in breathtaking architecture, monuments, and infrastructure
    • Explore a unique tour from the Hudson, East, and Harlem rivers
    • Experience Manhattan's architectural masterpieces
    • Sip a complimentary beverage and enjoy the water
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