It's a little embarrassing to admit that I hadn't been to Coney Island before this September. Somehow every time we think about it, I imagine that it's going to be too hot, or too crowded, and I talk myself out of going. But one day in late September we had a school holiday, and it was a mild day, so we decided to jump on the train and check it out. We spent about an hour and a half there--we went on some rides (we liked Dino's amusement park the most--it had the best rides for a younger kid), ate a hot dog, walked around...and that was about it. Clara loved it and kept saying that she needed to bring her dad next time, because he would go on the scary rides with her, and he would like how "old-school" it was.