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Embracing NYC’s Local Traditions and Festivals

New York City, a melting pot of cultures and traditions, is always buzzing with unique events and festivals that reflect its diverse population. From grand, city-wide celebrations to local neighborhood gatherings, there’s always something happening in the city that never sleeps. In this guide, we’ll dive into NYC’s local traditions and festivals, offering insider tips…

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June 20, 2024

Introducing our Social Impact Experience: Sustainable Harlem Tour

We are excited to announce the launch of our first Harlem based Social Impact Tour. This social impact experience will allow travelers and companies to connect with local organizations that do good in Harlem. On this tour guests are able to support hyper-local, community-based organizations and learn about the movements and people behind them, while…

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November 9, 2022

Like A Local Tours is a Travel & Hospitality Award Winner for 2022

We are honored that Like A Local Tours has been awarded in the 2022 North, South & Central Americas Travel Awards program from Travel & Hospitality Awards. “While this year has been the toughest the travel industry has ever faced, we endeavour to recognise those who deserve praise and to promote the hard work of…

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November 3, 2022

Like A Local Tours’ Williamsburg Bites Tour Featured in The Australian!

We are honored to have been able to host Graham Erbacher, writer for Travel + Luxury: The Weekend Australian on our Williamsburg Bites: A Brooklyn Foodie Adventure Food Tour while he was visiting NYC this summer. Graham was a pleasure to have on tour and had some wonderful things to say about his time in…

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October 24, 2022

The Best Halloween Parties & Events in NYC!

Spooky season has arrived! Whether you’re into fun fall classics, spooky silly fun, or down-right scary thrills there is something for you in NYC this October! Check out this list of someof our favorite parties and events around town this spooky season.   Nightfall @ Green-Wood Cemetery Thursday, October 20, 7-10 pm. As night falls…

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October 19, 2022

Top Five FOOD Factoids about Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Williamsburg is a neighborhood of 200,000 inhabitants. A mecca for young creatives for over two decades. Interestingly, the hip Williamsburg scene plays out against a backdrop of old industrial buildings and a long-standing residential community of Hasidism. Williamsburg used to be populated primarily by artists and immigrants, but is now mostly gentrified with spillover from Manhattan. It remains an influential hub for fashion, music, art, food and nightlife. During its earliest days, Williamsburg was known as Bushwick or Bushwick Shore. Local farmers would gather near what is present day Grand Street to market their produce. Eventually a developer named Jonathan Williams acquired land along what is now Metropolitan Avenue, and in 1802 renamed that area Williamsburgh in honor of himself.   During the last twenty years, Williamsburg has become home to a new set of “immigrants.” First, artists moved in…

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October 13, 2022

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

How to Enjoy New York Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week is an experience all its own and we want to help you be properly prepared for the most amazing week of the year. From exclusive events to some of the best shopping in the city, here’s how to enjoy NYFW like a true fashionista. Learn the basics of New York Fashion…

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September 7, 2022

Things to do in Brooklyn in September

This September, there’s no shortage of things to do in Brooklyn. From outdoor markets and festivals, to special performances and tours, there’s something for everyone. Start off the month with a stroll through Boerum Hill’s favorite summer hangout spots or head over to Brooklyn Bridge Park for some fun for the whole family! Labor Day…

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August 31, 2022

Things to do on Governors Island

This historic island has been a popular location for picnics, military training and even concerts. Though it was originally part of the city’s defensive plans, Governor’s Island is now home to a unique mix of recreational activities and historical sites. Located in New York Harbor between the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn, this small island—just…

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August 25, 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

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 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

Second look: famous sculptures in NYC

“Meet me by the Astor Place cube!” That’s how this article came to be. Where did the cube come from, what does it symbolize? Read on to learn those answers and more about some of NYC’s most prominent sculptures. As a New Yorker, I don’t think we even notice these incredible sculptures, so we did…

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August 9, 2017

NYC’s 7 Best Locations for an Amazing Photoshoot

We’ve partnered with an awesome company called Localgrapher for this post. If you need a photographer while in a new city (or in general), check ‘em out! When you think of New York City, images of Times Square and the Empire State Building come to mind instantly. While these are classic icons, you don’t want…

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April 7, 2017