No minimum number of attendeesNo minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
Free booking and cancellationFree payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
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Free Coney Island History and Food Tour
I am a licensed tour guide, professional blogger, and active member of the Guides Association of New York City. My passion is New York’s food, history, and culture, and my walking tours are one of a kind NYC experiences! I also created, own, and operate a tour agency called Food Strolls Guided Tours right here in New York City.
Join Alex on a Coney Island walking tour and learn the history of America’s Playground. We’ll visit attractions like the Wonder Wheel, the Cyclone, the Parachute Jump, and the Coney Island Boardwalk. During the tour, you’ll hear stories of freak shows, midget cities, hot dog eating contests, baseball, and other often bizarre episodes in Coney Island’s history.
Along the way, we’ll stop by several of Coney Island’s most iconic eateries, including the original Nathan's Famous, where guests are welcome to try a NYC hot dog!
This experience ends in nearby Brighton Beach, where we’ll explore NYC’s largest Eastern European community. We’ll talk about Jewish, Soviet, and post-Soviet immigration to NYC while visiting several local markets in the neighborhood known as “Little Odesa”. Again guests are welcome to try the gourmet specialties of the neighborhood!
Along the way, you'll have plenty of opportunities to engage and ask questions.
Tours are casual, flexible, and fun, so bring your curiosity and a comfortable pair of walking shoes!
Meeting point:2915 Stillwell Ave, Brooklyn, NY 1122...2915 Stillwell Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224, USA
I will be standing outside of the Subway sandwich shop holding a folder of black and white images.
How much does this tour cost?
Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).