Your Perfect Local

Great For
Food & Drink, High-end travellers, LGBTQ, Off-the-beaten-path, Nightlife, Senior travellers, Solo travellers, Children and families, Young adults
Vetted Locals
We handpick and interview all our Hosts to ensure they meet our strict acceptance criteria
Local Insights
Our hosts know their city very well and can share insights, tips and stories that a guidebook can't
100% Personalised
No cookie-cutter tours. Our Hosts plan experiences around what you want to see and do.
Real Authenticity
Our Locals host visitors in their spare time because they love sharing their city and meeting new people.

About me

Not sure which Local to book? We know each of our Locals individually, so leave it to us to find the Local who best matches your interests, personality and requirements. Simply book below and we’ll be in touch within 24 hours to find out more about you so we can choose a like-minded Local who can create an experience in New York that you will love. Alternatively, contact us directly at to let us know the proposed details of your trip so we can find the perfect Local for you!


English, French, Spanish, Many Others

My Interests

Food, Shopping, Urban walks, Art and Culture, History and Literature

Total: USD
per adult
Start when you want

You can change your preferred start time after booking

How it works

1. find and book

Find and book an experience or browse our Host's profiles and book your favourite one directly

2. tell us about you

We'll send a questionnaire to find out more about you, the places and things you want to see and the type of experience you're after

3. chat & plan

We'll match you to your ideal Host (if you didn't book one directly) and they'll contact you to plan your personalised experience.

4. explore together

Meet up and explore the city together. Experience the things and places that locals love and which make the city unique

My most exciting things to do in New York

Your perfect Local will share your interests, personality and passion for meeting like-minded travelers, as well as understanding your lifestyle, language and culture. Whatever your interests are, we can connect you with a like-minded Local who can’t wait to show you the places you’ll love to visit, eat at venues where the food is to your taste and share a side of their city that they know will captivate you! But some of our Locals' favourite things to do in New York are exploringthe diversity and uniqueness of all five boroughs, browsing local weekend flea markets, picking up bargains or trying global street food, making the most of the incredible night life, finding the best slice of pizza in New York, grabbing a drink at a waterfront bar in Brooklyn for the best views of the Manhattan skyline, shopping at independent boutiques and taking a break from it all in Central or Prospect Park.

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I'm very proud to be a third-generation New Yorker. I've worked here as an accountant, raised my kids here, and now I am studying painting and art. If you're curious about new and obscure things, let's try them together!

  • Miriam Is Great For

    Business travellers, Children and families, High-end travellers, History and culture, Off-the-beaten-path, Parks and nature, Young adults

  • Languages

    English, Hebrew

I have been living in NY for the past 7 years and in this city I found a continuous source of amusement. I am curious and very dynamic. I love to learn new things and meet new people.

  • Maurita Is Great For

    Food & Drink, High-end travellers, Off-the-beaten-path, Solo travellers

  • Languages

    English, Italian

My Name is Mei, I'm a Travel agent who loves to explore different places and learn about different cultures. Although I travel a lot myself. New York is always the city I love, and It's my home when I'm tired of elsewhere. New York has everything. You need at least one good meal when you travel and I will show you some of the most delicious and authentic places that I usually go (without the crowds and "fake ratings!). I also know some truly trendy places with soul which I can't wait to share with you!

  • Mei Is Great For

    Food & Drink, Off-the-beaten-path, Senior travellers, Solo travellers

  • Languages

    English, Mandarin

When people ask if I'm a native New Yorker, I tell them that my Dad was from Brooklyn - so I claim rights. I grew up in New Jersey and moved into the city after college. I love New York, and I've been showing visitors around the city on a regular basis since 2003. I think I'm a pretty good storyteller, and that really helps with this job. I also have some more niche passions, in particular board games, Marvel Comics and history. As much as I love the big city, I love to travel, and I enjoy meeting other travellers too. There's always more to learn, and there's always more of New York to show.

  • Ross Is Great For

    Off-the-beaten-path, Solo travellers

  • Languages


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How many hours should you book?

Following is a brief guide to help you decide how many hours to book your Host for

1 hr
Perfect for advice or a short exploration
  • Meet your Host for a coffee anywhere in the city or at your hotel and get advice on things to do and see during your stay
  • Explore a small area or street of the city to get insider insights and advice from your Host
2 hr
Perfect for exploring a small area of the city
  • Explore a mainstream area of the city to see the main tourist sites but also to discover hidden gems that most tourists miss
  • Discover an "off the beaten path" area of the city loved by locals and get a feel for what makes the city so special
3 hr
-4 hr
Perfect for exploring a larger area of the city or an in-depth discovery of smaller area
  • Visit some of the main tourist sites, get insider insights from your Host and discover hidden gems along the way
  • Focus on a specific neighbourhood or larger area of the city, discover its streets and places locals frequent and get a real insight into what really makes the city beat
  • Explore an area of the city that offers interesting things to see and do day and night and stop for a drink at some of the best bars along the way
  • Visit a child friendly area of the city and have time for the kids to run around and explore any interesting shops and attractions. Get advice from your Host on child friendly places to eat and visit during your stay
5 hr
-6 hr
Perfect for exploring 2 or 3 areas of the city
  • See all or most of the main tourist sites in different locations of the city, stop for a drink or quick lunch at a cafe or restaurant recommended by your Host and based on what you like, get insider insights and discover hidden gems along the way
  • Mix it! Visit some of the main tourist sites and then go off to explore an off the beaten path neighbourhood loved by locals. Stop for a drink or quick lunch along the way
  • Choose a theme such as food discovery, best markets, vintage shopping, music scene, trendy scene, history, art etc and let your Host plan an outing across several areas of the city covering the best of your chosen theme
7 hr
-8+ hr
Perfect for spending a day experiencing the best of what the city has to offer based on your interests
  • Give your Host a list of all the places you want to visit and things you want to do and let him/her plan an outing that makes the most of your time including organising tickets to attractions etc.
  • See all the main tourist sites in different locations of the city, stop for lunch at a cafe or restaurant recommended by your Host, have time to pop into any shops, galleries or places of interest along the way, get insider insights and discover hidden gems
  • Mix it! Visit the main tourist sites and then go off to explore one or more off the beaten path neighbourhoods loved by locals. Stop for lunch or dinner and drinks along the way