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Founder & CEO, Lauren Beebe nominated for Women in Tourism Award

We are proud to announce that our Founder & CEO Lauren Beebe has been nominated for the Women in Tourism Award. The first of its kind, Women In Tourism Awards, produced by Davler Media’s City Guide and presented by American Airlines, recognizes the accomplishments of female leaders who inspire memorable travel experiences in NYC. The…

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March 16, 2022

Holiday Lights on Fifth Avenue!

Tis the season! And we are so glad! Nothing brings cheer like all of the amazing light and window displays along NYC’s Fifth Avenue during the holidays! On November 23, alongside the Young People’s Chorus of New York City choir, Michelle Obama paid a visit to the Saks Fifth Avenue flagship to help unveil its…

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November 25, 2021

Fifth Avenue Walking Tour Invites Public to Take a Stroll Back in Time!

OCTOBER 15, 2021: (NEW YORK, NEW YORK) — With fall in full swing and cooler weather around the corner, Like A Local Tours, a Brooklyn-based tour company, has announced the launch of its new Fifth Avenue Walking Tour. This tour is the perfect way to enjoy a change of seasons in the city, while also…

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October 15, 2021

Winner of the 2019 US Business News Elite Awards

We are pleased to announce that Like A Local Tours has been awarded Best Food & Art Tours by US Business News. January 16, 2020: New York, NY – US Business News announces the winners of the 2019 Business Elite Awards. The US has been a dominating pace-setter in the modern business world for several…

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January 16, 2020

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

Tour Guide Perspective: Kathryn Fray – Story Teller

Kathryn Fray – Story Teller ON THE STREETS WHERE IT HAPPENED 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…

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December 13, 2018

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! Lauren discusses how and why she founded Like A Local Tours, what has led…

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December 8, 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

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. “Like A Local is almost 5 years old and…

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December 5, 2018

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. So proud to represent New York City in this class of top notch travel and experience providers. Like A Local Tours has also received a nomination in the 3rd annual LUX Travel & Tourism Awards….

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November 14, 2018

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. Their programs pair artists and scientists to engage new audiences in climate change…

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October 22, 2018

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 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. The program…

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September 11, 2018

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

Brooklyn, NY. September 10, 2018 — Like A Local Tours, a bespoke experiences company in Brooklyn, announced today that it has served over 10,000 customers from around the globe since launching in 2014. Like A Local Tours focuses on small group food, fashion and art tours offering insider access and high quality tour guides. “I…

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September 10, 2018


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…

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August 31, 2018

Like A Local Tours joins Tourism Cares!

Like A Local is thrilled to announce their membership to Tourism Cares! Tourism Cares unites the travel and tourism industry to positively benefit the people and places our industry depends on. We believe it’s in our best interest to support the destinations we all depend on so that communities, travelers and businesses can prosper.  Our members include…

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August 21, 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

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

“I used to live in New York City – Queens to be more specific. I had an apartment in Rockaway Beach while I was a Flight Attendant for Delta and I would spend my days sitting on the beach, waiting for crew scheduling to call. Sometimes I would be sent off to Switzerland where I…

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July 11, 2018

Like A Local Tours Featured in Australian Financial Review – Life & Leisure

We were so honored to show the Australian Financial Review around one of our favorite neighborhoods on their quest to rooftop hop in NYC and Brooklyn. Getting High in New York City January 24, 2018 On Seventh Avenue in New York City, 45,000 people walk by the Moxy hotel every day. “Try walking upstream to…

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February 1, 2018

Just awarded: Like A Local in Top Tier of New York’s Best Tours by

According to their announcement, looked at 1,700 local tours serving New York City and picked the top 19. And we made the cut! Their selection criteria: 1. Reputation: A history of delighted customers and outstanding service. 2. Credibility: Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards. 3. Experience: Masters of their craft, based on…

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January 25, 2018

Like A Local is Featured in Abercrombie & Kent!

One of the best companies in the luxury travel biz is Abercrombie & Kent, which has been around since 1962. So I was thrilled when they joined our Williamsburg Bites Brooklyn Food Tour and then asked me to talk about a typical day in Williamsburg Brooklyn for their Sundowner Magazine! The Cover I get up…

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September 12, 2017

Like A Local Tours is Featured (& Recommended) by Verlocal!

We are so excited to be featured in Verlocal’s Host Spotlight! Verlocal is evolving the way individuals build businesses by connecting them to people looking to discover local classes, events, products, and services. From our food tours to Ikebana in Chicago or surf lessons in Washington, this awesome website has it all! We love their mission…

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August 23, 2017

Like A Local Featured by Headout: Discover New York City Like A Local

March 11, 2017 – Eating local food, exploring hidden hot spots, and frequenting the joints locals flock to are some of the best ways to discover the soul of a city.   In New York, you can head to a Jewish cafe and taste Israel in Williamsburg, or, walk the streets of Brooklyn and enjoy…

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March 13, 2017

The Daily Telegraph: Brooklyn, New York City: What to eat, shop and see in hipster central

September 7, 2016 by Kristie Kellahan // In Brooklyn, they go hard. Take it from Jay-Z, you don’t want to miss out on BK. Five boroughs make up New York City, and Brooklyn is one of them. First-time visitors might think Manhattan is all there is, as it’s home to famous landmarks including Times Square,…

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September 9, 2016

Like A Local Tours Wins Unique Tour Operator of the Year for Brooklyn

Like A Local Tours has won Unique Tour Operator of the Year for Brooklyn in the 2016 Holiday & Tour Specialist Awards! From Luxury Travel Guide: “The awards program selects winners based on their achievements and strengths in the travel industry. We received an overwhelming number of superb nominations this year and the judging panel had the unenviable task of…

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June 16, 2016

Like A Local Tours is Awarded Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for 2016!

LIKE A LOCAL TOURS EARNS 2016 TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE Brooklyn, NY – May 25, 2016 – Like A Local Tours today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include…

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June 9, 2016

Like A Local Tours Nominated for 2016 Holiday & Tour Specialist Awards by Luxury Travel Guide

The Luxury Travel Guide are pleased to announce Like A Local Tours has been nominated as a potential winner in the 2016 Holiday & Tour Specialist Awards. Over the past 12 months we have been receiving votes for individuals & companies throughout the Americas, with our subscribers, hotel guests, travel agencies and industry experts all…

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May 31, 2016

Like A Local Tours has been selected for the 2016 Best of Brooklyn Awards for Tours!

The Brooklyn Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Brooklyn area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value. Each year, the Brooklyn Award Program identifies companies…

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May 27, 2016

Like A Local Tours Featured in “A Professional Drinkers Guide to NYC”

April 18, 2016: Looking for the best bars in NYC? Though we like to consider ourselves seasoned barflies, it’s always best to defer to the professionals. So we asked cocktail experts about their favorite spots to catch a buzz in NYC. Here is the first installment of their favorite bars, breweries, and speakeasies in the…

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April 23, 2016

Like A Local Tours Praised by Part Time Trophy Wife Blog

IMG_0888.JPG Day 3 Highlights: On day 2, we booked a last minute tour with Eat Like a Local for their Boozy Sunday tour of Williamsburg in Brooklyn. First thing though, we headed out to the Empire State Building, where there was a surprisingly minimal line up for Sunday at 10AM. The trip to the 86th floor was $32pp…

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April 23, 2016

NYC | The Art Scene Grows in Brooklyn

Posted on April 10, 2016 by 10milesbehindme: Brooklyn is where it’s at. A tree grows there. Beards grow there. But most importantly, the art scene grows there. Last weekend, I ventured out to Bushwick, a cool “up-and-coming” neighborhood in Brooklyn. I say “ventured,” but it was a much quicker ride than I expected – taking the L train to Jefferson Street took about 20 minutes from Union Square. I don’t love the phrase “up-and-coming,” but it does apply to Bushwick. You’re probably familiar with Williamsburg, Brooklyn, birthplace of the hipster – well, Bushwick is being called “the next Williamsburg.” It has changed so much over the last few years and is expected to look even more  different over the next few. I hope it doesn’t change *too* much, because I fell in love with what I found there last weekend. I was in Bushwick to take…

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April 11, 2016