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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Food blogger Beauty & The Beets loved our Williamsburg Bites Brooklyn food tour!

Food blogger Beauty & The Beets loved our Williamsburg Bites Brooklyn food tour!

"For the past decade, I visit the city several times a year and have been making up for lost time. But one thing I have never done in New York is a food tour. Again, I don’t know why. I tend to take a food tour in every other city I visit, but never New York. But now I am a NYC food tour virgin no more. I recently signed up for a food tour in Brooklyn. A tour called Williamsburg Bites: A Brooklyn Foodie Adventure. The cost of the tour was only $50, which is cheaper than most any other tour I have taken in any other city (and they New York City is the most expensive!) And honestly, for that lower price, I was expecting a mediocre tour with limited samples and not a lot of personality. And I was wrong."

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Interview with a Local: Ariel Rodriguez of La Sonrisa Empanadas!

Interview with a Local: Ariel Rodriguez of La Sonrisa Empanadas!

We are so excited to introduce you to Ariel Rodriguez of La Sonrisa, a Pop-Up Empanada company selling in artisan markets and parks throughout NYC. We visit them on the High Line as part of our Chelsea Market & High Line Food Tour. Read on to learn what makes La Sonrisa so special!

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NYC PRIDE MONTH EVENTS

NYC PRIDE MONTH EVENTS

NYC Pride is one of our favorite times - so much energy, love and celebration! Here is our roundup of top events going on in NYC:

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Things to do in NYC & Brooklyn this spring and summer!

Things to do in NYC & Brooklyn this spring and summer!

Spring has officially arrived — in weather as well as in title! And we couldn’t be happier. So many great events going on in NYC and Brooklyn. Check it out!

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Don't miss our Chelsea Market, Meatpacking & High Line Food Tour!

Don't miss our Chelsea Market, Meatpacking & High Line Food Tour!

If you haven't been, Chelsea Market and the High Line are two of NYC's best attractions! And even if you have, our food and history tour will share incredible insights and stories that we bet you never knew. Plus our tour guides are truly entertaining. Read on for more about where we go and why it’s a special experience not to be missed!

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Interview with a Local: Ryan White, Architecture Aficionado and Tour Guide

Interview with a Local: Ryan White, Architecture Aficionado and Tour Guide

We are thrilled to work with Ryan White, a true New Yorker and architecture aficionado. He has put together a fascinating midtown architecture tour which we are excited to share with you!

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Get to Know a Neighborhood: Red Hot Red Hook, Brooklyn

Get to Know a Neighborhood: Red Hot Red Hook, Brooklyn

Red Hook has truly become a neighborhood worth checking out if you haven't explored it yet. There are several exciting makers in Red Hook creating fantastic goods like chocolate, spirits, wine and more. There are also several restaurants worth a visit like Steve’s Key Lime Pie, Hometown BBQ, and Brooklyn Crab. Read on for our guide to Red Hook.

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Experience Industry City, Brooklyn's New Design District!

Experience Industry City, Brooklyn's New Design District!

You might have heard about Industry City, Brooklyn's 3.5 acre, 6 million square foot mixed used complex with amazing restaurants, shops, artist studios, co-working spaces and more. We were lucky to have been give a tour of the entire campus and we can't wait to share what we learned.

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NYC's Best Markets: Food Markets, Flea Markets & More!

NYC's Best Markets: Food Markets, Flea Markets & More!

Weekends are great for wandering and sometimes nothing is more fun than spending a few hours sampling inventive foods or shopping all kinds of locally made goods in one location. That's why we wanted to share the best of NYC's markets:

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