Meet Local Artist Ebony Bolt on our Insider Brooklyn Art Tour

Meet Local Artist Ebony Bolt on our Insider Brooklyn Art Tour

A wonderful way to experience the current art scene in New York is by meeting working artists. We recently hosted a group from Italy on our Insider Brooklyn Art Tour of Bushwick. Despite the rain, we shared our favorite street art murals at the Bushwick Collective and then our guests were able to participate in Ebony Bolt’s mural at Brooklyn Brush studios, which was truly a unique and memorable afternoon for everyone…

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Immigrants: Keeping New York Great

Immigrants: Keeping New York Great

All of our tour guides bring a special and unique perspective to our NYC tours. As an immigrant herself, tour guide Kathryn Fray puts a focus on immigrants and why they have made this city so special…

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See Our Two-Page Spread in One of Australia's Largest Newspapers!

See Our Two-Page Spread in One of Australia's Largest Newspapers!

Beyond excited that our NYC Flatiron Food Tour received a full two-page spread in Australia’s Traveller! “Pinch me. Am I really in Manhattan, or just dreaming?” Read on and we hope you’ll join us!

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Creative Gift Ideas for the NYC Lover

Creative Gift Ideas for the NYC Lover

From gifts under $100 by working NYC artists to a glass blowing class, we list our top ideas for creative gift giving for the NYC lover!

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Explore Brooklyn's Design Center With Us!

Explore Brooklyn's Design Center With Us!

Industry City has taken the heart of New York's former manufacturing hub and reimagined it for the 21st Century while still celebrating the city's historic ingenuity and work ethic. This is an immersive experience: where designer meets maker meets buyer. New ideas happen spontaneously in the various open spaces that allow people to naturally collide…

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Tour Guide Perspective: Kathryn Fray – Story Teller

Tour Guide Perspective: Kathryn Fray – Story Teller

I can tell you a story about anything. Go on, ask me. Some people are good with numbers, some at sport, but I can make-believe. I never imagined that I would end up doing this though. Theatre and storytelling for me was always on the stage…

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NYC Architecture Tour: The Birth and Death of American Modernism

NYC Architecture Tour: The Birth and Death of American Modernism

Along a stretch of midtown Manhattan streets less than a mile in length stand some of the most important buildings in the country. In this compact area, the world's most influential architects gave birth to American Modernism, built its undisputed triumphs, and sang its swan songs. The story hinges on four Modern landmarks: the United Nations Headquarters (1952), Lever House (1952), the Seagram Building (1958), and to a lesser degree, the Pan Am Building (1963). It seeks to explain why our buildings look the way they do, and why they could only have appeared this way right here in New York City…

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Podcast with The Offbeat Life

Podcast with The Offbeat Life

Founder Lauren Beebe recently sat down with Debbie Arcangeles, creator and host of The Offbeat Life, a weekly podcast and trusted voice for entrepreneurs and freelancers living intentional and inspired lives. The Offbeat life has been featured on Refinery 29, Thrive Global, Dame Traveler, Forbes and more!

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African Boheme on our Chelsea Market, High Line and Meatpacking Food & History Tour

African Boheme on our Chelsea Market, High Line and Meatpacking Food & History Tour

We are partnered with a great startup serving up wonderful experiences, called IfOnly and through them, African Boheme (@africanboheme), recently joined our Chelsea Market Food Tour. Here’s what she said to say…

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Like A Local Tours Wins Best Bespoke Cultural NYC Tour Company 2019!

Like A Local Tours Wins Best Bespoke Cultural NYC Tour Company 2019!

We are excited to announce that we have been crowned Best Bespoke Cultural NYC Tour Company 2019 in the third annual 2018 Lux Life Magazine Travel Awards. We will appear in their annual magazine that is distributed to over 250,000 readers and on their website LUX…

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"23 Days of Flatiron Cheer"

"23 Days of Flatiron Cheer"

New York City is a wonderful place to be for the holidays and we especially love the beautiful Flatiron District and Madison Square Park. This year the Flatiron / 23rd Street Partnership is putting on “23 days of Flatiron Cheer” and there is also a special Mariah Carey Experience going on until December 4. Keep reading for more info!

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Thankful for NYC

Thankful for NYC

We are so thankful to our wonderful partners and guests for allowing us to share this absolutely amazing city with people from all over the world. As we reflect on what we are thankful for this Thanksgiving, we wanted to share some of the reasons we are especially thankful for NYC…

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Travel & Hospitality Award Winner

Travel & Hospitality Award Winner

We are thrilled to announce that Like A Local Tours is an award winner for the Travel & Hospitality Awards 2018 Americas program.

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Lower East Side: Enjoy an Afternoon of Art & Food

Lower East Side: Enjoy an Afternoon of Art & Food

We LOVE NYC’s Lower East Side and thought it would be fun to put together our ideal Saturday — popping into art galleries and nibbling in between…

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Founder & CEO, Lauren Beebe, Joins the Board of the Human Impacts Institute

Founder & CEO, Lauren Beebe, Joins the Board of the Human Impacts Institute

We are so pleased to announce that Founder & CEO of Like A Local Tours, Lauren Beebe, has joined the board of the Human Impacts Institute (HII). HII’s mission is to create and share innovative approaches to tackling social and environmental issues.

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The Best Halloween Parties & Events in NYC!

The Best Halloween Parties & Events in NYC!

This year, NYC celebrates the 45th anniversary of the Village Halloween Parade! Don’t miss it, along with tons of other great events!

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Fabulous Fall Events in NYC & Brooklyn

Fabulous Fall Events in NYC & Brooklyn

Fall is a fabulous time in NYC and Brooklyn! Tons to do, the weather is gorgeous — read on for our top picks!

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Founder & CEO, Lauren Beebe, Joins Advisory Board for Student Focused Travel Nonprofit

Founder & CEO, Lauren Beebe, Joins Advisory Board for Student Focused Travel Nonprofit

We are proud to announce that our Founder and CEO, Lauren Beebe, has joined the Advisory Board for Reach the World (RTW). RTW is a student focused non profit that makes the benefits of travel accessible to classrooms, inspiring students to become curious, confident global citizens. Enabled by a digital platform, classrooms and college student travelers explore the world together. 

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Like A Local Tours Celebrates A Milestone: 10,000 Customers!

Like A Local Tours Celebrates A Milestone: 10,000 Customers!

“I couldn’t be more proud of what we have achieved. We have a great team, great partners and this is just the beginning. It has been incredibly rewarding to positively impact a person’s first visit to NYC, or introduce a local to a new neighborhood or a new favorite restaurant….”

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THE BQX HAS THE MAYOR’S SUPPORT!

THE BQX HAS THE MAYOR’S SUPPORT!

The Brooklyn Queens Connector (BQX) will be New York City’s first new rail system since the subway began service more than a century ago. Like A Local Tours has been a proud support of this project since day 1, along with hundreds of other businesses. It will connect parts of Queens and Brooklyn along the waterfront that are underserved by current modes of public transportation. It will be paid for by real estate development tax and will be a boon to business and residents…

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