Founded in 2013, LIke A Local Tours has received the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence every year in operation. In 2016, Like A Local Tours was awarded “UNIQUE BROOKLYN TOUR OPERATOR OF THE YEAR” by Luxury Travel Guide. Like A Local Tours has worked with celebrities as well as companies from Heineken to Conde Nast.
Like A Local brings you immersive experiences for tourists and locals alike. We showcase NYC and Brooklyn neighborhoods through food, fashion and art. Every guide is a working actor, so each experience is packed with personality, incredible stories and cultural anecdotes. There is no better way to know a neighborhood and savor its unique charm than by walking in the shoes of its residents.
GIVING BACK: Like A Local Tours is proud to donate $1 for every ticket sold to a highly rated charity.
Did you know that the first baseball game was played in Madison Square Park, there are over 40 incredible wineries on the North Fork of Long Island, at the turn of the twentieth century there were 50 breweries in Brooklyn, or that one facility in the middle of Manhattan makes tons of cheese per week? Frequently listed at one of the Top 10 Tour Companies in NYC, our vibe is gourmet food, street art, hidden gems, history, architecture, wine, craft beer … you get it. We are made for locals and tourists alike!
About the Founder
It all started when...
Originally from Wisconsin, Lauren grew up in Minnesota, Texas and Pennsylvania. Perhaps that's what started her travel obsession? A graduate of the Pennsylvania State University, Lauren has lived in NYC since 2004 and in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, since 2008. Lauren has over 10 years of experience in the tourism and hospitality industry. Passionate about people and knowing the best places to go, as well as possessing an entrepreneurial spirit, it was only a matter of time before Like A Local was formed. She loves hidden bars, flea markets, and ordering too much food. Lauren is licensed tour guide.
Like A Local, LLC is licensed and insured. Like A Local is a registered trademark.
About the Team
All of our guides are licensed, local and experienced. Plus, they are all working actors and actresses so every tour comes packed with personality!
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to purchase tour tickets in advance?
Booking in advance is required.
Are the tours suitable for children?
Children under 3 are not required to purchase a ticket unless they would like to enjoy the tastings. You must be 21 or older to attend our Sunday Funday Brooklyn Tour. Please keep in mind that tours are 3 hours long and there is a considerable amount of walking.
How much walking is involved and what is the pace?
Our tours vary from 1-2 ½ miles over a 3 hour period. We walk at a leisurely pace and stop frequently to discuss interesting points along the way. We do recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes. Keep in mind that you are on your feet for most of the tour.
What about inclement weather?
Tours will run rain, snow or shine. We ask that you check the weather forecast and dress accordingly if inclement weather is predicted.
Are the tours conducted in English only?
Our public tours are conducted in English but our guides speak Spanish, Italian and French.
Will locals enjoy the tours as well or is it mostly for tourists?
Absolutely! While you may be familiar with our route and some of the stops, you will also have the opportunity to discover new things about the wonderful neighborhood you live in! Additionally, this tour is an excellent way to entertain out-of-town guests, celebrate a special occasion or encourage professional team building.
Does the tour guide accept gratuities?
Gratuities are not included in the ticket price. While not required, gratuities are accepted and always greatly appreciated by the tour guides.
Are the tours wheelchair and stroller accessible?
Yes, tours are both wheelchair and stroller accessible. There may be one or two stops along the way without a wheelchair ramp and with a small step up but most stops have a ramp or are street level.
Are dogs/pets allowed on the tour?
Yes, dogs and pets in general as fine as long as you don't mind leaving them outside when we go inside establishments.
Do you offer private tours?
Yes, private tours are available. To inquire about booking a private tour, contact us.