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Autumn in New York City

Autumn in New York City is a sight to behold. As the leaves turn their brilliant colors, the city transforms into a cultural cacophony of sights, smells and sounds. You’ll find everything from breathtaking walks through Central Park to intimate dinners with friends at some of New York’s best restaurants. Below are our favorite ways…

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September 12, 2022

Get to Know the Guides!

Our guides at Like A Local Tours are more than just walking encyclopedias. They are part entertainer, part concierge, part stand-up comic, part friend, and whatever else you might need on tour!  Our tour guides bring destinations to life through the art of storytelling and leave lasting impressions with top-notch customer service. We asked a…

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August 22, 2022

New Times Available: Immigrant New York Food Tour

Immigrant New York Food Tour: Lower East Side New Time Available! With so many different foods, cultures and neighborhoods in New York City, it can be hard to know where to start. That’s why we created the New Immigrant New York Food Tour! You’ll get to sample the best food that immigrants brought here over…

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August 14, 2022

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

Art on Fifth! Lots to see on our Tour on Fifth, Fifth Avenue History Tour

Fifth Avenue is home to much more than just high end shopping. From the history to the architecture and now…. the art! Here are a few highlights of what we see on our Fifth Avenue Walking Tour: Stand under a famous street artist mural for an optical illusion image. According to his website, “JR has…

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September 30, 2021

Tour on Fifth | Fifth Avenue Walking Tour

Fifth Avenue Hidden Secrets & Special Access Tour! Hello New York City! We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new Fifth Avenue Walking Tour in partnership with the Fifth Avenue Association: the Fifth Avenue Hidden Secrets & History Tour! Launching September 12! Book your tickets now! Did you know that … The huge…

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August 22, 2021

10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About NYC’s High Line

UPDATE: The High Line is open for timed visits. Make a reservation or let us do the work and join us on a private tour! We are looking forward to walking the High Line again, hopefully soon and hopefully you’ll be on our Chelsea Market & High Line Food & History Tour. But in the…

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June 11, 2020

New stop on our Chelsea Market & High Line Food Tour: Las Delicias!

Delicious indeed! We are thrilled to announce a new partnership with upscale bakery Las Delicias Patisserie and their first brick and mortar store, which is located in the Chelsea Local section of Chelsea Market. Las Delicias Patisserie is a boutique artisanal bakery producing high-end pastries baked with the finest locally-sourced ingredients. All of their products are…

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December 17, 2019

Boss Babes Series #1: Bagels, Babes & Babies

March is Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day is March 8. We are proud to present a series of articles about some serious NYC and Brooklyn boss babes both past and present! Enjoy! Who runs the world? GIRLS! Who runs Russ and Daughters? ALSO GIRLS! We love the story of this traditional bagel and…

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February 20, 2019

Immigrants: Keeping New York Great

I’m not what people are expecting when they first meet me, that’s for sure. I simply say ‘hello’, and their faces make this weird twisty look as they try to figure out where I’m from, whether I am qualified for the job, and if they’ve made the right decision to do this thing in the…

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January 4, 2019

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…

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December 10, 2018

Lower East Side: Enjoy an Afternoon of Art & Food

We LOVE the Lower East Side and thought it would be fun to put together our ideal Saturday — popping into art galleries and nibbling in between. So here is a self guided Lower East Side Art & Food Tour. We recommended checking the websites of the galleries to see when they’re open and what…

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November 6, 2018

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! Most immigrants who came to New York City in…

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August 30, 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

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. GET TICKETS TO OUR CHELSEA MARKET AND HIGH LINE FOOD…

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May 11, 2018

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

According to their announcement, Expertise.com 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

Our Year in Photos (in 90 seconds!)

We are thrilled that 2017 was our best year yet. We added some great new restaurants to our Williamsburg and Flatiron Food Tours. A new beer stop on our Sunday Funday. And we created some great new experiences, like our Brooklyn Breweries, Distilleries and Wineries Tour, Chelsea Market & High Line Food Tour as well…

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December 20, 2017