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.

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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Whats Happening this week

Monday

27

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Tuesday

28

28th at 9:30AM

The Secret World of Astoria

28th at 10:30AM

Go to Hell!

Sold Out

28th at 11:00AM

CitiBike DUMBO

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Wednesday

29

29th at 9:30AM

“Feelin’ Groovy:” The 59th Street Bridge

29th at 11:15AM

Ferry to DUMBO

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Thursday

30

30th at 9:30AM

The Secret World of Astoria

30th at 11:00AM

Queens: The World’s Borough

30th at 1:00PM

Prospect Park and Park Slope Brownstones

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Friday

31

31st at 9:30AM

“Feelin’ Groovy:” The 59th Street Bridge

31st at 12:00PM

Fabulous Fifth Avenue in Brooklyn

31st at 11:00AM

The Downtown Brooklyn Cultural District

31st at 11:00AM

CitiBike DUMBO

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Saturday

1

1st at 10:00AM

Walk up Lower Broadway

1st at 11:30AM

Brooklyn, Off the Hook!

1st at 11:00AM

Victorian Flatbush, Brooklyn

1st at 1:30PM

Ferry to DUMBO

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Sunday

2

2nd at 9:00AM

Early New York

2nd at 12:00PM

Deciphering Manhattan

2nd at 11:00AM

Queens: The World’s Borough

2nd at 12:00PM

Gowanus? Yes, Go On Us!

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Hottest Expeditions

Art! Enjoy the simplicity of hard rock sculptures to the moving images of an east coast Hollywood.

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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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Learn how Aaron Burr, Alexander Hamilton, the NY Mets and Lucille Ball are all connected to this neighborhood.

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OGP2 A private “On Golden Pond” boat tour given by a local with 5% of proceeds benefitting the the Squam Lakes Association.  

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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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Learn insider gardening secrets from a renowned New York City garden designer.

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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

Queensboro Bridge

The Queensboro Bridge connect Queens to Manhattan over the East River at 59th Street, thus, it is also known as the 59th Street Bridge.  Culturally famous as the subject of Simon and Garfunkel’s “Feelin’ Groovy,” it has also provided a setting for multiple film scenes.  On the Queens side of the bridge is Queensboro Plaza and […]

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Astoria, Queens

Just 15 minutes away from uptown Manhattan,  Astoria is mainly a residential area, although it’s commercial avenues buzz with a multi-cultural diversity which is seen in its restaurants, taverns, cafes and bars. Resort to the affluent residents of Manhattan in the early 19th century, Astoria was at the time called Hallet’s Cove after one of […]

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World Trade Center Manhattan

Home of the original World Trade Centers and the current Freedom Tower, this neighborhood on the southwest side of Manhattan s still a major world commerce hub.

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Did you know?

The Jewish population in NYC is the largest in the world, outside of Israel.

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!