Welcome to Local Expeditions.
Community-driven adventures!

LOCAL EXPEDITIONS offers 2-3 hour excursions including walking tours and bike tours designed by locals for out-of-towners or anyone who prefers to DO WHAT LOCALS DO over typical tourist experiences.

[ALL EXPEDITIONS CAN BE CUSTOMIZED — DATES, TIMES, GROUP RATES–YOU NAME IT! Contact us here localexpeditions@gmail.com

If you’d like to take an excursion, designed and executed by a local for a true insider experience, TAKE AN EXPEDITION below. Know someone who would love a true local experience? GIFT AN EXPEDITION and brighten their day! If you’d like to design your own tour, great! We need your knowledge, insights and passion. Head over to LEAD AN EXPEDITION to get started.

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Hudson Palisades Subway to Trail Hike

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Jackie Robinson’s Brooklyn

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Positively 4th Street

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Ferry to DUMBO

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22nd at 4:00PM

Capital of the World

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The Downtown Brooklyn Cultural District

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CitiBike DUMBO

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23rd at 12:00PM

Coney Island — Sodom by the Sea

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Early New York

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Victorian Flatbush, Brooklyn

23rd at 9:00AM

Power Walk Prospect Park

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24th at 12:00PM

Secrets of Central Park

24th at 9:00AM

Gateway: The Immigrants

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The Yiddish Rialto

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CitiBike DUMBO

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Hottest Expeditions

A look at the secret enclaves, controversial history, and scandals of Central Park.

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From NYC’s founding to the Financial District to the Events of Sept 11, 2001.

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Who came and what did they find? What did they do with it and how does it matter?

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Why Brooklyn? The drama unfolded in the little ballpark in the heart of Flatbush.

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Take an East Village cultural history tour with a local theater historian.

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The High Line is more than just a park.  Don't just walk it, learn about it!

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See why gorgeous views, beautiful homes, a cutting-edge theater and post-industrial chic make these neighborhoods my favorite haunting grounds. B Heights 2

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Stunning Victorian mansions. Historic churches and theaters.  A small business boom. Come discover Flatbush. Flatbush1

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Discover how Long Island City went from a sleepy farm town, to manufacturing hub, to a commercial, residential and artistic “it” community. Long Island CIty Graffiti

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An insider's guide to the best wholesale garden district in the United States!

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See the most spectacular natural views in Manhattan, walk in George Washington’s footsteps and visit the shrine of the first American Saint. Ft Wash View1

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Start your Saturday with exercise and some of the obscure sights of Brooklyn's beautiful and wild Prospect Park.  THIS EXPEDITION IS HALF PRICE. 

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Learn about CitiBike, ride the bridges, and see what this local likes in DUMBO.

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Park Slope's infamous archectiture is highlighted in this 3 hour mid-day tour.

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Great Neighborhoods

Center Sandwich, NH

This idyllic New England town is one of the five townships bordering Squam Lake in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire.  Squam Lake, known for its starring role in ON GOLDEN POND, is one of the prettiest lakes in the United States.

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Hudson Palisades

The cliffs of the Palisades, a National Natural Landmark, skirt the Hudson River for twenty miles, rising up steeply in places to over five-hundred feet. The Palisades Interstate Park, just over the George Washington Bridge, offers over thirty miles of hiking trails from easy woods walks to challenging boulder scrambles.

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Fort Lee, NJ

Fort Lee is  a borough in Bergen County New Jersey and is home to the Hudson River Palisades.  On the New Jersey side of the George Washington Bridge, the Palisades has stunning views of the Hudson River and Manhattan. The cliffs of the Palisades, a National Natural Landmark, skirt the Hudson River for twenty miles, […]

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Did you know?

There is a secret train platform in the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.

Guide Of The Week

Andrea C.

Licensed Tour Guide
Brooklyn, NY

A born & bred Native New Yorker, Andrea Coyle is a Board Member & Education Committee Core Member of the Guides Association of NYC. She has a background in both the graphic arts field & early childhood education. A licensed NYC tour guide since 2008, Andrea is a community activist, a preservationist, & a strong supporter of independent small businesses & manufacturers. She loves history, architecture, photography, trains, & food -- & being able to introduce her guests to places off the beaten path!