What’s a summer without roller coasters and day trips to the beach? New York may be synonymous with skyscrapers and crowded streets, but it has small beach town appeal as well. Pools are great, but sand beneath your feet is better. NYC’s got some pretty dirty beaches, so go the sanitary route with Long Beach. It isn’t free, but the trade off is worth it. If you want classic New York, you must catch the N/Q/R to Coney Island. There’s enough carnival rides and boardwalk food to satisfy you for an afternoon.
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