Baskets of fun can be having on a day trip to Coney Island. This infamous spot near Brooklyn makes for a good daytrip from the city. The neighborhood near Coney Island has seen its better days so try going in a group. Apparently this use to be a place where only the rich would go, but with the introduction of the subway system it has become a common attraction for the masses. Good pictures can be had in the deck and at the coast. Check out the Aquarium and perhaps eat one of the famous Nathan's Hotdogs.
OK so the Aquarium visit is not free, but it is festinating for ALL ages!!
Birds, fish, sea mamals, the "whole ball of wax"
We enjoyed half a day at Coney Island starting by visiting the NY Aquarium and then the rides.
Contrary to from what I heared we felt very safe there.
Even though it was closed for the season it was still fun to check out all the old amusements. It was also great for some black & white photography.