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Top 10 NYC Outdoor Adventures: Get Active in the Concrete Jungle

New York City, known for its iconic skyscrapers and bustling streets, might seem like an unlikely destination for outdoor enthusiasts. However, hidden within the city’s urban landscape are scenic parks, nature reserves, and green spaces that offer a refreshing escape from the concrete jungle. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, here are the top…

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July 18, 2024

New York Nightlife Guide: Rooftop Bars in Brooklyn and Manhattan

New York City is renowned for its vibrant nightlife, a pulsating mix of cultures and experiences that come alive as the sun sets over the iconic skyline. Among the many options available, rooftop bars have emerged as a quintessential part of NYC’s nightlife scene. These elevated venues offer breathtaking views, chic atmospheres, and a unique…

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July 11, 2024

Top Ten Fun & Interesting NYC Facts

New York City is a place brimming with surprises. From quirky historical tidbits to little-known cultural trivia, the city offers endless fascinating stories. Whether you’re a seasoned New Yorker or a first-time visitor, these fun and interesting facts about NYC will surely pique your curiosity. And guess what? Many of these facts can be experienced…

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July 4, 2024

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

Avoiding Tourist Traps: What Not to Do in NYC

New York City, with its vibrant energy, towering skyscrapers, and endless cultural attractions, is a magnet for visitors from around the globe. However, the city’s popularity also means it’s ripe with tourist traps, from overpriced attractions to common street scams. In this guide, we’ll explore what not to do in NYC, offering tips on avoiding…

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June 5, 2024

Navigating the NYC Subway System: Like A Local’s Guide

Navigating the bustling underground of New York City’s subway system can be an intimidating experience for newcomers and visitors. However, with a bit of know-how and some insider tips, you can ride the subway like a local, avoiding common pitfalls and making your journey through the city both efficient and enjoyable. This guide aims to…

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May 31, 2024

Ever Wonder How the Super Rich in NYC Live? Peek at the High Line’s Luxurious Skyline!

New York City, a bustling metropolis famed for its iconic skyline, is also a playground for the world’s elite. Amidst this urban landscape lies a unique linear park that offers a rare glimpse into the luxurious lifestyles of the super-rich. Welcome to the High Line, where art, architecture, and opulence blend seamlessly against the backdrop…

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May 1, 2024

Behind the Scenes at Industry City

Welcome to Industry City, Brooklyn’s vibrant hub where creativity, cuisine, and culture collide! Featuring Japan Village * Burger Joint * Taco Mix * Barrow’s Intense * Li-Lac Chocolates * The Remix Market * Brooklyn Made Store * & More! We recently led an enthusiastic group of 30 from Switzerland on a four-hour tour. This…

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April 19, 2024

Celebrate Earth Month: Embrace Sustainable Travel in NYC

As Earth Month unfolds, it’s the perfect time to reflect on our impact on the planet and how we can make a positive difference through responsible travel. At Like A Local Tours, we believe in the power of sustainable tourism to not only enrich our own lives but also to contribute to the well-being of…

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April 10, 2024

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

UPDATED MAY 31, 2024 NYC is 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: MANHATTAN – Market 57 at Pier 57 is located within…

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April 9, 2024

Discover the Taste of Local Delights: Local Roots at Market 57

At Like a Local Tours, we’re thrilled to unveil an exciting addition to our Chelsea Market & High Line Tour: Local Roots’ tantalizing Arnold Palmer Yuzu Lemonade Boba Tea. This delightful concoction blends the timeless flavors of Arnold Palmer with a zesty twist of Yuzu Lemonade, topped with tapioca pearls for an extra burst of…

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April 5, 2024

Experience the Holiday Magic of NYC through Our Fifth Avenue Lights & Sights Holiday Walking Tour

When it comes to experiencing the holiday magic in NYC, nothing quite compares to strolling down Fifth Avenue with its bright lights and festive decorations. We have always cherished this time of year, and are eager to share our favorite holiday spots with you! Join us for a 3-hour enchanting journey through Manhattan’s iconic Fifth…

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November 30, 2023

NYC’s Best Piano and Martini Bars

As the leaves turn golden and the air gets crisp, there’s nothing quite like the cozy ambiance of a piano bar in New York City. Imagine sipping on a classic martini, the soft glow of dim lights, and the melodic tunes of a piano filling the room. This isn’t just any trend; it’s the rekindling…

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November 8, 2023

Blending Flavors & Cultures: Discover New York City’s Melting Pot

To truly feel the essence of New York City, it is important to experience a culinary adventure through its diverse communities.  Within downtown’s bustling streets lie three neighborhoods with incredible stories to share: the Lower East Side, Chinatown and Little Italy. Steeped in history and filled with culinary treasures, these neighborhoods still retain the imprint…

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November 3, 2023

Exploring James Beard Curated Culinary Diversity at Pier 57’s Market 57

Exploring James Beard curated Culinary Diversity at Pier 57’s Market 57 New York City, our bustling metropolis renowned for her vibrant culinary landscape, hosts a multitude of gastronomic experiences that captivate both locals and visitors. Among these, the new Market 57 at Pier 57 stands as a beacon of diversity, creativity, and opportunity. Nestled within…

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October 30, 2023

Delicious Updates: Chelsea Market & West Village Dessert Tour

We’ve been buzzing with excitement, and the moment is finally here: the update to our much-loved Chelsea Market & West Village Dessert Tour. Are you ready to dive even deeper into the delectable world of New York City desserts? We’ve added yummy, mouth-watering stops and taken a twist on our route, ensuring an experience like…

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October 4, 2023

The Story of The Doughnut Project

In the heart of Manhattan’s West Village stands The Doughnut Project, founded by Leslie Polizzotto, a hand-crafted delight that redefines the doughnut experience where you can indulge in a symphony of flavors. Led by an inspiring all-female team, this small-batch doughnut shop first opened its doors in the embrace of October 2015. Leslie’s experience over…

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August 26, 2023

The Power of Corporate Social Responsibility

When Like A Local Tours first introduced a new initiative to create a variety of social impact experiences that connect with the local community, our tours  transformed from being a mere sightseeing venture to an unforgettable, immersive experience. We wanted our tours to be an opportunity to participate in an exchange of positive impact where…

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August 21, 2023

Creative Team Building Ideas in NYC

Whether you want to bring together a group of friends, family or employees, New York City is full of activities that encourage team bonding. When we plan an outing for a company, we first focus on what the group might be interested in. And to do that, we look at 4 buckets: Culinary History Art…

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July 7, 2023

SPECIAL TOUR JUNE 20: Cocktails & Architecture

Westgate New York Grand Central and Like a Local Tours Join Forces for an Exclusive “Limited Run” Event New York City – June 9, 2023 – Westgate New York Grand Central is thrilled to announce its partnership with Like A Local Tours for an extraordinary “limited run” event. This collaboration aims to offer guests an…

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June 9, 2023

Mille Nonne & Essex Market on our Immigrant NY: Lower East Side Food Tour!

We are so excited that our Immigrant New York Food Tour now starts at Essex Market! And within the market, we visit delicious Mille Nonne! Mille Nonne at Essex Market is a culinary gem that offers a taste of authentic Italian cuisine in the heart of New York City. With its commitment to preserving the…

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June 8, 2023

Like A Local Tours has acquired Sugartooth Tours!

PRESS RELEASE Like A Local Tours Acquires Sugartooth Tours, Expanding Their Presence in the New York City Tourism Industry Showing guests the sweeter side of NYC! NEW YORK, NY / MAY 17, 2023: Like A Local Tours, a leading food tour company, announced today that it has acquired Sugartooth Tours, a popular dessert tour company…

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May 18, 2023

Peep these delicious photos from our Chelsea Market & High Line Food Tour!

We have been running our very popular Chelsea Market, High Line & Hudson Yards Food & History Tour for about six years now, and we FINALLY had a photographer take the tour to get updated photos. WOW! We were blown away by the shots she captured!   Here’s what chatGPT had to say about why…

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May 12, 2023

Flatiron Tour perk: a visit with the Lower East Side Ecology Center

We are very excited to partner with the Lower East Side Ecology Center at the Union Square Greenmarket during our Flatiron Food, History & Architecture Tour! The Lower East Side Ecology Center (LESEC) has a regular stall at the Union Square Greenmarket in NYC, where they offer a variety of environmentally-friendly services and products to…

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April 26, 2023

Everything you ever wanted to know about Chelsea Market!

Chelsea Market is a very popular mixed use development that opened in 1997. It is located in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City. The Chelsea Market complex fills an entire city block bounded by Ninth and Tenth Avenues and 15th and 16th Streets, with a connecting bridge over Tenth Avenue to the…

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March 28, 2023

TOUR PERK! Free Pour at Bronx Brewery at Hudson Yards

As if our Chelsea Market, High Line & Hudson Yards food and history tour could get any better, we are thrilled to announce that Bronx Brewery Hudson Yards is offering our tour guests a free 5 oz pour of beer or their non alcoholic seltzer, after the tour! GET TICKETS. For the perfect (and refreshing!)…

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March 7, 2023

Why you should book a food tour instead of a holiday party this year!

The holidays are a fun time to get together with your friends and family and coworkers. Whether it’s for your team who have been working hard all year, or an excuse to get all of your friends together, you should consider treating them to something special. I know what you’re thinking: “Why not just plan…

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November 18, 2022

Our Favorite NYC Holiday Markets

The tradition of the holiday market dates back to the 1300’s in Germany. Held in the town square, the markets included food, drink and seasonal items from open-air stalls accompanied by singing, dancing and other local performers. These festive markets were an opportunity for villagers to stock up for the cold winter months ahead, and…

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November 16, 2022

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

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