How to go local at the tourist spots in NYC

How to go local at the tourist spots in NYC

New Yorkers complain about the crowds a lot (like, a lot, a lot). But that doesn’t mean we don’t feel the incredible energy and excitement when we step into Times Square with a theatre playbill in our hand, or that the sight of the Statue of Liberty doesn’t make our heart...

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My neighbourhood: A local’s guide to Astoria (Queens), NYC

My neighbourhood: A local’s guide to Astoria (Queens), NYC

No one knows local life like our guides. That’s why we’ve asked them take us around their favourite ‘hoods and offer their insider tips on seeing the city like a true local. Want to hang out with them for a day and follow their expert lead? We can make it...

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How to hail a cab in NYC

How to hail a cab in NYC

We asked Nikki, our local guide and expert in New York City, how to properly hail a cab so you don’t look like a silly tourist flapping your arms about on Broadway. 1. Get on a street that’s headed in the direction you want to go. Aim to be toward...

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The 4th of July party that’s not on the 4th of July

The 4th of July party that’s not on the 4th of July

Full disclosure: I rarely celebrate the 4th of July. In fact, despite living in New York City, this year was the first time I’d ever seen the official Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Show (from a friend’s rooftop and yes, it was pretty awesome).   This symbolic long weekend (one...

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What to eat at New York City’s Italian market fairs

What to eat at New York City’s Italian market fairs

In the summertime, New York City is filled with street fairs — big ones, small ones, fancy ones, cheap ones, official ones, and even ones that may seem a little random! My personal favourites are the Italian street fairs — and no, I don’t mean San Gennaro (it’s a great...

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Traveller stories: Nikki in Andalusia

Traveller stories: Nikki in Andalusia

In May I was lucky enough to head to Andalusia for an entire week. I had been the year before, but for a work trip, and so was looking forward to repeating some of my favourite things — and checking out some new sites and tastes that I hadn’t gotten...

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Hot spots for a fun, flirty date night in NYC

Hot spots for a fun, flirty date night in NYC

New York City has some very romantic scenery. The Brooklyn Bridge is the spot for countless proposals and 100 couples said “I do” on the Empire State Building this past Valentine’s Day (in -6˚C, no less!). But what if you’re someone looking for a little less of a commitment right...

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Where to go when you have to pee in NYC

Where to go when you have to pee in NYC

One big thing about NYC that your guidebooks might not have mentioned (besides all of the walking) is that we don’t have public restrooms. While this is not always the case throughout all of the USA, typically in the Big Apple you can’t just walk into any restaurant, bar, or...

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Where to get outdoors in NYC

Where to get outdoors in NYC

New Yorkers love being outdoors. It might have to do with the fact that we practically hibernate all winter long (not us Urban Adventure tour guides, though!). So when the sun comes out, we want to dine outside, walk instead of take the train, and head to our local parks....

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Street eats: NYC’s best food trucks

Street eats: NYC’s best food trucks

In NYC, we’re famous for always being on the go. You’ll often see people eating on the subway or while walking down the sidewalk — since we literally don’t have enough time to sit. So who better than us to recommend some restaurant free, on-the-go food options?! We want you...

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