We took the kids to Coney Island today. I like that you can get there on the subway, and most of the ride is above ground. The mood of the passengers gets more and more easygoing and relaxed as you get closer to the beach. The beach is fun and a little honky-tonk, with a boardwalk, every kind of food imaginable, a playground climber on the sand, a tall sprinkler shaped like a palm tree, and tons of amusement park rides. The kids love it.