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COVID-19, Safety and NYC Updates for our Guests

UPDATE (as of 5/19/20): NYC has announced the closing of all bars and restaurants; further suspension of non-essential activities is expected. Therefore, all tours are suspended through 30 June 2020. We anticipate the rolling opening set up by the state to extend to NYC starting late-June or early-July. If you would like to support us, you can do so by transferring your canceled tour into a gift certificate. Please rest assured we will be processing all booked guests in tour order. As New York City and State continue to evaluate their response to COVID-19, we want to update you on the steps we are taking to ensure our guests are safe and still able to experience the world’s greatest city with the Best. Tours. Ever. Because many of us are dealing with uncertainty related to travel and COVID-19, we wanted…

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September 9, 2020

Welcoming You Back!

We are back and we missed you! Continuing to Change How People See the World The news came fast and furious. The week of March 9th, we were having our annual Guides’ Conference in Mexico City as the shutdowns back home began in earnest. Plans made in the morning shifted by noon and then again by early evening. Soon, the inevitable would become clear: The world would be shutting down in the wake of Covid-19. “Shelter in Place” and “Social Distancing” became our new normal . The whirlwind that followed has shaken the travel industry to its core. The outcome for many remains to be seen, but we are very happy to announce our Phase 1 reopening schedule. We are currently accepting requests for private-only custom tours. Our join-in tours are tentatively scheduled to reopen July 15th, per the CDC and local/state guidelines….

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September 9, 2020

Welcoming You Back!

We are back and we missed you! Continuing to Change How People See the World The news came fast and furious. The week of March 9th, we were having our annual Guides’ Conference in Mexico City as the shutdowns back home began in earnest. Plans made in the morning shifted by noon and then again by early evening. Soon, the inevitable would become clear: The world would be shutting down in the wake of Covid-19. “Shelter in Place” and “Social Distancing” became our new normal . The whirlwind that followed has shaken the travel industry to its core. The outcome for many remains to be seen, but we are very happy to announce our Phase 1 reopening schedule. We are currently accepting requests for private-only custom tours. Our join-in tours are tentatively scheduled to reopen July 15th, per the CDC and local/state guidelines….

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June 20, 2020

COVID-19, Safety and NYC Updates for our Guests

UPDATE (as of 5/19/20): NYC has announced the closing of all bars and restaurants; further suspension of non-essential activities is expected. Therefore, all tours are suspended through 30 June 2020. We anticipate the rolling opening set up by the state to extend to NYC starting late-June or early-July. If you would like to support us, you can do so by transferring your canceled tour into a gift certificate. Please rest assured we will be processing all booked guests in tour order. As New York City and State continue to evaluate their response to COVID-19, we want to update you on the steps we are taking to ensure our guests are safe and still able to experience the world’s greatest city with the Best. Tours. Ever. Because many of us are dealing with uncertainty related to travel and COVID-19, we wanted…

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March 12, 2020

New York City Local’s Guide to Central Park

Did you know that Central Park is New York City’s most visited attraction? Crowds hoard around the same over-visited attractions to the point where we almost lose the very purpose Olmsted and Vaux designed the park for. In the hustle and bustle of city life, locals need green spaces for our wellbeing – even researchers…

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July 1, 2019

12 Steps to Being a Great Pride Attendee

by Jillian Courtney It’s the 50th anniversary of Gay Pride; Stonewall was a riot, friends, and we’re getting revved up! We are laundering our rainbow flags and dusting off our glittery wigs. Maybe you’ve been thinking you’d like to check out some of the LGBTQ Pride events but you’re not sure if they are for…

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June 10, 2019

Your 2019 WorldPride in NYC Guide

We’ve all been prepped – this year’s NYC Pride is going to be bigger than ever. Coinciding with Stonewall 50 and WorldPride, people from around the world are ready to flock the streets of our city, and party hard while doing so. With so many events, parties and a new parade route, let us help…

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June 6, 2019

#Mustdo in NYC: June 2019

It’s finally the summer event we’ve all been waiting for, Pride Month! And this year, it’s bigger than ever before. In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, World Pride will be taking place right in our own backyard. For this month’s #MustDo in NYC, a roundup of not-to-miss World Pride events. Get…

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June 5, 2019

#MustDo in NYC: May 2019

Spring is in the air and its got all of us New Yorkers requesting the patio seats. With the relief of warmer weather, we understand that you want to spend time outside before the sweltering heat and tourists arrive in June. Whether you want to drink beer, sample foods or watch a play – we’ve…

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May 1, 2019

Greenpoint, Brooklyn Craft Beer Walking Guide

Greenpoint formerly stood as NYC’s epicenter of manufacturing, shipbuilding, and oil refineries. Today, thanks to recent housing development and increased rent prices, it has become a neighborhood ripe with opportunities for businesses to reach new residents. The craft brews enthusiasts have taken note and set up shop so if you’re into beer, this is the…

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May 1, 2019

Sustainable City Guide: NYC

Why travel sustainably? The short answer is that it is an overall better experience for travelers and locals alike. Sustainable tourism is the type of travel that benefits the local economy, preserves the culture and promotes environmental stewardship. It ultimately leads to more genuine experiences and ensures that most magical features of a destination stay…

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April 1, 2019

#MustDo in NYC: April 2019

Did you get the memo? Caring about our planet is in. April is Earth month and there’s no better time to jump on the green bandwagon. The UN recently released a report detailing a timeline (TLDR: 2 years to act, 12 years until destructive, irreversible changes) for the effects of climate change to reach all…

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April 1, 2019