“The only thing about America that interests me is Coney Island,” Sigmund Freud once said. Coney Island is a staple for any New Yorker or visitor in summertime. Ride colorful roller coasters or taste a New York classic like a Nathan’s hot dog from the first ever Nathan’s location. Fun Fact: Coney Island is actually a peninsula, not an island. Here are some top highlights of the beach destination only about an hour subway ride away from NYC.