Brooklyn, New York, puts you right in the middle of a great area that is historical and modern at the same time. Coney Island is an American icon resort and amusement park area first developed in the late 1800's and still in operation today. Located in south Brooklyn, you can ride the famous Wonder Wheel ferris wheel or the Cyclone wooden roller coaster. Also on Coney Island you will find the New York Aquarium where it’s possible to easily spend several hours.
If thrill rides and games are not your style, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden founded in 1910 has 52 acres of flora and fauna sure to delight nature lovers. If you still want to enjoy even more natural wonders, Brooklyn’s famous Prospect Park is a meadow sanctuary for birds and animals you can spot while walking nature trails. The landmark bridge is one of the oldest and longest USA suspension bridges still being used. The walkway is lined with informative plaques about the history of the bridge and the surrounding area. You can complete your visit to this great city by visiting the Brooklyn Museum of Art. The museum has an extensive collection of art and artifacts, including many from ancient Egypt, and frequently shows films and sponsors cultural events.