You are probably wondering a great big city like New York has to have an aquarium right? Well you are right but you will not find it in Manhattan, no you will have to travel down to the famous area of Coney Island where the boardwalk and amusements mingle with great views to see the very impressive New York Aquarium. Opened since 1896 the aquarium features animals and aquatic life from all over the world, some as close as the Hudson River and even those familiar with the Arctic.
Being the oldest continuous operating aquarium in the United States, tourists and New Yorkers alike love to come and see the many different species of fish and other animals. One of the favourites being the sea lion show that is bound to bring the kid in everyone. It is awesome, fun and big and is a brilliant location in all weather conditions because there are many indoor features as well as outdoors. The exhibits have enough fun and interest to keep the kids interested and the friendly staff and cleanliness of the park is a joy.
It also holds the only permanent jellyfish exhibition which is sure to amaze people, even though no one is really a fan of the odd creatures. With the location of the aquarium on the Coney Island boardwalk it is a great place to head for a Romantic
break or fun with the family or friends. Make sure you take the time to check out some really cool fish and big sharks in between enjoying the rides and the amusements of the area. When it is all done, grab yourself a hot dog and enjoy the view.
Take the trip to Coney Island during the day and enjoy the activity and atmosphere of Manhattan by night with a great stay in hotels like the Pod Hotel
, Warwick New York
and W New York - Union Square