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Things to do in NYC – Summer 2022

There is no place like New York City but it really comes alive in summer. We compiled a list of our favorite things – some obvious, some under the radar. And as always, be sure to take one of our immersive walking, food tours for the best way to experience NYC – on foot, with…

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June 23, 2022

Expanded food on our Flatiron Food, Architecture, and History Tour!

With warmer weather on it’s way, now is a great time to book a spot on our fantastic Flatiron Food, Architecture, and History Tour! This tour isn’t just for out-of-towners, with our expanded food stops it’s sure to help locals find new favorites too. Check out this review we recently received: “Really great tour! I…

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April 6, 2022

NYC Is Re-Opening, and So Are We!

As the calendar turns to June and summer gets underway, New York City is roaring back to life after a year of quarantine. Broadway is set to re-open at full capacity in September. Yankee Stadium and Citi Field are admitting fans back into the stands. And tourism – New York’s #1 industry, is revving back…

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June 1, 2021

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

We are so excited to share the coverage of our one of our New York City food tours in Australia’s national Traveller (2.5 million readers!). Here are a few excerpts: There are much more imposing structures in New York City than the 22-storey Flatiron Building. The Chrysler building is arguably the most beautiful. The Empire…

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December 20, 2018

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: The greatest love story ever told. Three decades ago my mom was a buyer for a shop, in the most West Indian “meet…

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December 6, 2018

“23 Days of Flatiron Cheer”

There are many reasons to visit New York City’s Flatiron District, but the holidays are an especially great time. If you’re a Mariah Carey fan, Sony Square launched The Mariah Carey Experience, an interactive experience to celebrate the release of her new album, Caution. The exhibition is open through December 4th, and features instagrammable photo sets, multimedia…

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November 29, 2018

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. Full article here. 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…

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August 7, 2018

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. Their mission: We specialize in selling high quality, affordable, fast, and delicious food options.  We offer competitive wages in our industry, leadership opportunities, team building environments, and a positive work culture. …

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June 13, 2018

Here’s why you don’t want to miss our Flatiron Food Tour this winter!

The Flatiron District and Union Square are wonderful neighborhoods in winter! From beautiful Madison Square Park, great views of the Empire State Building on Fifth Avenue to the majestic Flatiron Building and of course all the wonderful restaurants and delicious foods that we have in store for you on our Flatiron Food Tour: Photo courtesy:…

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November 1, 2017

200 5th Avenue’s Former Life

200 Fifth Avenue was formerly known as The Toy Building and is currently home to Eataly as well as the corporate offices of Tiffany & Co among others. But, before The Toy Building was built in 1909, the site had several former (and wildly different) lives. The Fifth Avenue Hotel was a luxury hotel located…

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June 25, 2017

Eisenberg’s Famous Sandwich Shop now on our Flatiron Food Tour!

We are so pleased to have this tiny but historic (and famous!), classic New York luncheonette on our Flatiron food adventure. We truly do bring you the best of New York City … especially on a fork! From a bygone era on Ladies’ Mile, Eisenberg’s Sandwich Shop is an institution. Located on Fifth Avenue just…

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May 30, 2017

Fodor’s Travel: Best Tours in New York City

The Best New York Tours: Sometimes a guided tour is the way to go, even if you usually prefer to fly solo. It can be a great way to investigate out-of-the-way areas, to get an insider’s perspective on where locals eat and play in the city, and to learn about interesting aspects of the city’s history, inhabitants, or architecture. Whether you want the classic hop-on, hop-off bus tour to get oriented in the city or a more personal, interest-specific walk, you’ll find it here. Some of the bigger tour companies offer discounts if you book in advance online. Like A Local. Walk like a local, talk like a local, and best of all eat like a local with a highly curated tour from Like A Local. Tours include the Flatiron Food tour, which is a lovely walk from the Flatiron…

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February 8, 2016

Happy Holidays from Like A Local!

Happy Holidays! We hope you will consider sharing our tours with a loved one. Give the gift of one of our 5-star rated food tours! And in the spirit of giving back, gift a tour AND a tree as part of the MillionTreesNYC Initiative! GIFT A TREE to be planted in NYC and receive a personalized certificate signed by Bette Midler! Give your loved one a chance to be a permanent part of NYC and help to beautify the city. We will handle all of the administrative work. The tree is planted through MillionTreesNYC & New York Restoration Project. Click here to gift a tour & a tree! The kindest gift: I know you already received a follow-up email after your tour to write us a review on TripAdvisor. And for those of you that did, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU. As a small business, TripAdvisor drives a lot…

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December 15, 2015

Like A Local Tours part of NYC & Co + Australian Travel Trade Mission

October 30, 2015 by eGlobal Travel Media: NYC & Company, in partnership with Air Canada, recently hosted four product managers from Venture Holidays, Qantas Holidays, STA Travel, The Travel Corporation and a representative from Air Canada, as part of its trade educational program, from October 11-16.   Air Canada Lounge Product Mngrs Kristin Hellmrich, Jacqui Browne…

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October 30, 2015

New York City’s Best Food Tours by Sherman’s Travel

September 28, 2015 by Margie Goldsmith: In New York City, travelers can enjoy cuisines from nearly every country on the planet — so it’s no wonder that many are opting for food tours to get some guidance. Frequently themed by neighborhood or type of food, some tours can teach more than most New Yorkers themselves know, in a short period of time. Plus, you can tap the knowledgeable guide for recommendations for the rest of your trip. Here are four of our favorite culinary adventures: Flatiron History and Food Tour The 2.5-hour tour with Like A Local Tours features the Flatiron District, named after the 21-story Flatiron Building on 23rd Street. These days, the neighborhood is sizzling hot, especially with the launch of Mario Batali’s artisanal Italian food emporium Eataly — where you’ll begin. From there, you’ll head to a little-known local burger joint, taste burrata pizza, watch…

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September 30, 2015

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A TOUR GUIDE OR TRAVEL AGENT FOR THE MODERN TRAVELER?

Lilo Travel Blog September 27, 2015: What does it mean to be a travel agent or travel company for the modern traveler? Well, first one needs to know what defines the modern traveler – sometimes it’s someone looking for the best way to go like a local, someone looking for thirtysomething travel ideas, or someone looking for modern ways to travel as a couple – most always, it’s someone looking for better ways of planning authentic travel experiences. However, to dig in deeper on what defines the modern traveler, we asked our friends at Like a Local Tours in Brooklyn for their take on what defines the modern traveler…. The modern traveler: I think the word that most defines today’s modern traveler is savvy. Savvy travelers are looking for a hyper local experience. Sure they might want to enjoy some of the traditional tourist sights in…

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September 27, 2015

Like A Local and Bread’s Bakery featured in The Sunday Standard Magazine in India!

We were pleased to host writer Riaan George and he returned the love! “Let’s hop across to Breads Bakery for some coffee and babkas,” says an enthusiastic Lauren Beebe, New York’s walking tour specialist, as I lose myself to Manhattan’s magnificent buildings towering over me. I had signed up for one of Lauren’s insightful gourmet walking tours (www.likealocaltours.com), to discover the culinary underbelly of the Big Apple’s buzzing Flatiron District. The tour included hopping from a gourmet Italian market to a traditional American diner, while making a pitstop at a chic mozzarella bar. So the prospect of some good coffee was nothing short of tempting. “What is Breads Baker’y and what are babkas?” I asked with touristy innocence. As it turns out, Lauren was leading me to a coveted address which has become a favourite among locals. This address, as…

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September 10, 2015

Luxpresso features our New York Food Tour!

“A Gourmand’s Food Trail of New York’s Flatiron District: For an outsider, New York is made up of stories heard from friends living in the mega city and watching reruns of FRIENDS. Flatiron being a recurring theme, it wasn’t too long before this Mumbai-dweller found herself standing right in front of this iconic structure. What followed next was an eclectic array of exquisite gastronomic discovery. Guided by the relentless yearning for new tastes and flavours, a signature trait for a foodie, and a delightful guide, Lauren Beebe from Like a Local Tours, our group of four was taken on a delectable food trail till our footsteps got heavier and waistlines felt bigger.” Click here for the full article!

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June 9, 2015

Flatiron Food Tour in I JUST WANT TO EAT food blog!

We were thrilled when blogger I Just Want To Eat joined our gourmet New York Food Tour of the Flatiron District! Here is some of what he had to say: It has been a while we were talking about going on a food tour, when I received an email inviting us to one of the tours organized by Like A Local Tours, a company that proposes food tours in the Flatiron area as well as Brooklyn. We decided to try the Flatiron History & Food Tour. Ok, I admit that I was more interested by the food than by the history, but was in fact quite pleased to learn a bit of the past of this area I often visit. It was also a good occasion to take the time, in this fast paced city, to stop and admire the…

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May 27, 2015

We made the list: Top 10 Tours & Attractions in NYC

April 2015 We are thrilled to be included in NYC & Company’s Top 10 Tours & Attractions in all of New York City! “If you’re a savvy visitor, you may not want to follow the same well-worn path as most tourists. The moustache in Like a Local Tours’ logo should be the first clue that these folks are a bit out of the ordinary. You’ll tag along as guides show you their favorite parts of Manhattan and Brooklyn on jaunts like the Sunday Funday Williamsburg Tour—which focuses on sampling local wine, beer and food—and Flatiron Food and Williamsburg Bites Tours, which favor tastings in the bakeries and restaurants of two hip neighborhoods.” Click here for the full article.

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April 20, 2015

Enjoy a special New York Food Tour for Valentine’s Day

Get out of the house (or apartment) and explore with our Flatiron Tour or Williamsburg Brooklyn Tours! It also makes a wonderful Valentine’s Day activity or gift. We are also available for private and customized tours, pretty much 24-7, so email us with your tour idea and we’ll plan it for you! [email protected]  

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January 16, 2015