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. A full and complete script that you had to adhere to, costumes, props, lighting. The actors moved around a static set, the audience sat in the auditorium. And that’s all great, but audience and actor are a bit removed from each other…

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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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Focus on Immigrant NY on our Lower East Side Food Tour

Focus on Immigrant NY on our Lower East Side Food Tour

The story of immigration and migration in the United States is one that can be told through the history of New York City. Our Lower East Side Food Tour tells all and fills your tummy all while meeting the people that make NYC what it is!

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Like A Local Tours joins Tourism Cares!

Like A Local Tours joins Tourism Cares!

Like A Local is thrilled to announce their membership to Tourism Cares! Read on to learn more about this important organization and how we are getting involved!

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Interview with a Local: Nic Cowles, Tasting Room Manager of Van Brunt Stillhouse

Interview with a Local: Nic Cowles, Tasting Room Manager of Van Brunt Stillhouse

One of the best things about Brooklyn is the craft maker movement. Several of our tours are built around experiencing this phenomenon which not only is an opportunity to learn about these dynamic businesses, but a chance to meet and interact with the people who built them. One of those places is Van Brunt Stillhouse which we visit on our Red Hook Tour. We had a chance to chat with Nic Cowles who is the Tasting Room Manager of Van Brunt Stillhouse…

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New & Notable in NYC & Brooklyn!

New & Notable in NYC & Brooklyn!

New York City just keeps getting better and better! With so many new restaurants, bars, and parks not to mention theater, live music, museum exhibits and more, here are our top 5 new and notable for end of summer / fall (so far!):

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Travel & Food Blogger Roaming Nanny raves about our Flatiron Food, History & Architecture Tour!

Travel & Food Blogger Roaming Nanny raves about our Flatiron Food, History & Architecture Tour!

We are so pleased to share this great write-up on our Flatiron Food Tour by Roaming Nanny. “Our tour met up in the Flatiron district at 10:30 sharp. Rory, our tour guide, was there early to meet up with us all and I liked her instantly! Upon further investigation - Rory I swear I'm not a stalker, but think we should totally be friends - I found out that she was voted one of the best tour guides in New York. Get it girl! She is one of the best guides I've had in a very long time…”

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Bushwick Restaurant Scene. Our Top 5.

Bushwick Restaurant Scene. Our Top 5.

We sometimes end our Insider Art Tour of Bushwick at famed, and still a local favorite, Roberta's Pizza. But there are lots of other excellent dining options in the area…

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