Welcome to Local Expeditions.
Community-driven adventures!

LOCAL EXPEDITIONS offers 2-3 hour excursions 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

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Tuesday

23

23rd at 2:00PM

Bushwick Bounty!

23rd at 3:00PM

West Village Pub Walk

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Wednesday

24

24th at 2:00PM

Bushwick Bounty!

24th at 3:00PM

West Village Pub Walk

24th at 9:00AM

On Golden Pond

Sold Out
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Thursday

25

25th at 2:00PM

Bushwick Bounty!

25th at 3:00PM

West Village Pub Walk

25th at 9:00AM

On Golden Pond

25th at 6:00PM

L-I-See it: Then & Now

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Friday

26

26th at 12:30PM

Bushwick Bounty!

26th at 9:00AM

On Golden Pond

Sold Out

26th at 11:00AM

L-I-See it: Then & Now

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Saturday

27

27th at 2:00PM

Bushwick Bounty!

27th at 9:00AM

On Golden Pond

Sold Out

27th at 11:00AM

Cathedral, Pastry, Park

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Sunday

28

28th at 9:00AM

On Golden Pond

28th at 10:00AM

L-I-See it: Then & Now

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Hottest Expeditions

Come discover Queens’ most beautiful village community of rich history and English Tudor homes. forest hills 3  

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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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Walk, nosh, and get a little history on this father/daughter team expedition of the Lower East Side. LES Photo 1  

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Guided by Greg R.

Walk through a historical neighborhood with four pub stops along the way.

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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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Experience a fascinating overview of amazing Boston, from its beautiful historic past to its fascinating present.

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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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COMING SOON

Find the hidden gems and treasures of Central Park on this insider tour with the author of the bestselling book, My City, My New York.

Coming Soon!

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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People who will enjoy this expedition will enjoy walking (at least a mile), being outdoors, art, gardens and photography.

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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

Forest Hills, Queens, NY

This upscale Queens neighborhood has a rich history including landscaping by the firm of Frederick Law Olmsted.

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Washington Heights, NY

Lower Washington Heights is South of 168th Street on the West side of Harlem is the  southern section of Washington Heights, where George Washington resided for part of the American Revolution.  The neighborhood has a long history with classic brownstone architecture and many revolutionary war sites.

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Bushwick, Brooklyn

This up and coming working class Brooklyn neighborhood shares a border with Queens on one side and Williamsburg on the other.  Flea markets, coffee roasters, breweries and artisanal ice cream shops makes this the latest in a swath of Brooklyn neighborhoods influenced by gentrification.

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Did you know?

The Empire State Building has its own zipcode.

Guide Of The Week

Jeffrey S.

Educator
Long Island City

Jeff is a New York City Public School Teacher who has lived in Western Queens since 2011. In his spare time, he loves to explore all that New York has to offer, but scoffs at the notion that New York is just “the city” (Manhattan). He loves showing people the hidden gems of the outer boroughs and how the “bridge and tunnel” folks live. One of his favorite items to explore is the ever-changing dynamic of change and gentrification that is occurring across most neighborhoods.