A Coney Island Winter

Summer really feels likes it over when the Coney Island Amusement Park closes down for the season. But, not everything in Coney Island goes to sleep for the winter, including our company, New York Local Tours. We will be giving an off-season tour in Coney Island called the Ghosts of Coney Island. Curious? Book us and hear all about it!



Big Pumpkin!

We were able to have a couple of tours this past Halloween Weekend. Halloween is always a very exciting time to be down in Coney Island between Jack’s Pumpkin Shack, where you get to visit a huge pumpkin and guess his weight to win prizes, participate in Spooktacular Karaoke or just walk in the Coney Island Children’s Halloween Parade with your kids! However, now that the summer season is coming to a close, things are starting to slow down. But, don’t worry, not everything is closing entirely…


Some awesome businesses that will be open ALL YEAR include Coney Island USA. Coney Island USA has a fabulous museum, run by the un-official Mayor of Coney Island, Dick Zigun, and also holds the Freak Bar. Be sure to check out their Special Events and Performances that they have planned throughout the winter. You may be able to shake hands and hang out with Dick himself or at least visit with Mr. Strange! Our friends over at the Coney Island Brewing Company also have plans to stay open year round, 7 days a week. They also offer daily tours of the Brewery itself and usually have several different beers that they carry in house that can only be found by going to their Brewery in Coney Island. The New York Aquarium will remain open, as will as Totonno’s Pizzeria Napolitano over on Neptune Ave. Alex and I LOVE Totonno’s and we’re not the only ones. Epicurious.com calls it the Best Pizza in New York City. And, of course, Nathan’s Famous will be serving Hot Dogs all year long.


We have a few private tours scheduled, but keep an eye out for special offerings of our new version of our Coney Island tour throughout the winter.


ACI_logo_1This was a wonderful Coney season for us at New York Local Tours! We did more tours down there than we have ever before, including several Scavenger Hunts. We became members of the Alliance for Coney Island and worked with the Coney Island Beautification Project during their City of Water Day celebration. Alex and I made new friends, and fell even more in love with this wonderful community. We can’t wait for spring, when everything opens back up again!


When Alex and I got engaged, I promised her that I would ride the Cyclone. I lied. Maybe this coming spring she can talk me into it. But I doubt it.

3rd scary

I’m on the Wonder Wheel.

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