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Travel to New York City

New York City

Looking for the best authentic local tips for travel and exploring New York City? Check out the secret tips that only locals know, and how to maximize your trip budget. We want to show you how to explore NYC like a local, whether you’re traveling to New York for your first time on a solo trip or if you’re taking a step into a new neighborhood for a day, as a city local.

With so much more to do than meets the eye, New York City is a place where you can hit the must-see tourist lists, or get completely off the beaten path and avoid the crowds by traveling into the outer boroughs to see cultural melting pots, authentic global cuisine and free entertainment in parks, on streets and in local venues.

Explore 4 Travel Guides In New York City

  • 20 Laptop-Friendly Cafes for Getting Work Done in Brooklyn

    Fast free WiFi, comfortable environment for working remotely, laptop-friendly seating and locations near subways are what we want when we work from cafes in Brooklyn (less crowded than cafes in Manhattan!).

  • The Local NY | Best Hostel in Queens

    Wondering where to stay in NYC? The Local NY, our favorite hostel in Queens, is located in the exciting Long Island City neighborhood, offering tons of unique features for travelers.

  • The Best Spots to Visit in Brooklyn Heights (Nyc Local Secrets)

    We lived in Brooklyn Heights, which is arguably one of the most beautiful and charming NYC neighborhoods. We're going to tell you a few local secrets in Brooklyn Heights.

  • 36 Hours in Beacon, New York

    We went to Beacon, NY for a brief weekend trip from Brooklyn in early fall to get some fresh upstate air and go looking for foliage. We were too early for foliage (we couldn’t believe it!), but we filled up our weekend with a chilled-out itinerary of food, sunsets and art.