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Parachute Jump at Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York

Once upon a time, in the 1940s, you could stand atop this 262 foot-tall metal structure and parachute your way down. Defunct since 1968, you can still view the tower at Coney Island and stand there wondering if you could take the plunge yourself. ...
Nathan’s Famous July Fourth Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island
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Nathan’s Famous July Fourth Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island

My around the world adventure officially started on Sunday in New York! Until I return to the US, whenever that may be, I'll be blogging both archived U.S. roadside attractions and whatever weird things I find while I travel abroad! But first, here's how I spent my time in New York! It's become a tradition for me, to spend the Fourth of July baking in the sun of Coney Island, defending against the ...
Nathan’s Famous July 4th Hot Dog Eating Contest
New York

Nathan’s Famous July 4th Hot Dog Eating Contest

This was my third year in a row heading out to Coney for on the Fourth of July to watch the annual hot dog eating contest. It's become a tradition for me, one I am not willing to give up any time soon. One of those things that once you see live it's hard to go back to watching on TV. We got up ridiculously early and took a subway to Coney getting there at just before 8:45am. It was hot. Too hot. ...
Silly America

Silly America is a roadside attractions blog designed to help travelers find unique stops for their next road trip. The website is a tribute to the great American road trip, devoted to all that is odd in America: roadside attractions, tourist traps, peculiar destinations, bizarre events, road food, fun festivals, and more! It’s a travel website and trip planner for those seeking an offbeat road trip.

About Silly America

Silly America is a roadside attractions blog designed to help travelers find unique stops for their next road trip. The website is a tribute to the great American road trip, devoted to all that is odd in America: roadside attractions, tourist traps, peculiar destinations, bizarre events, road food, fun festivals, and more! It’s a travel website and trip planner for those seeking an offbeat road trip. Read more.