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New York City, Like a Local

New York City (Manhattan + Brooklyn)

Solo, Family without kids, Active/Adventure, City, Cultural / Historical, Girls / Guys Trip, Romantic / Honeymoon, Wellness / Rejuvenating, Weekend Getaway
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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You can experience New York City like a tourist or you can experience all the city has to offer like a local. Either way, you can't go wrong but I like to think that experiencing a city like a local gives you the true essence of a city.

I lived in New York City for 7 years and it's still my one of my favorite cities. Experiencing New York City like a local will change the way you view the city. Don't fall for the $7 street food outside the Plaza Hotel when you can get it for $4 in Hell's Kitchen. Don't buy a $6 slice of pizza when you can get it for ONE dollar. New York doesn't have to be crazy expensive. In fact, you can enjoy the city like a local, spending under $100 a day. Or you can live it up and spend at your heart's desire. Again, either way, you can't go wrong.

Whenever someone would visit me in New York, I would send them a lengthy PDF will all my favorite (local and touristy) things to do and now, thanks to Wild Bum, I can share that with you. 

As I said, New York is my favorite city and I want you to experience it as I did, so you can see why New York is one of the best cities in the world. There's so much to offer, from cultural attractions to hidden gems and if you want to experience the city that never sleeps like a local, then I'd love to show you how.

Guide Highlights

Receive tips that only a local would know about.
Experience the city the way locals do by insider info on where to go for the best experiences, including those free of other tourists.

Receive a detailed list of what to do and where to go for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and drinks. I provide 12 options for each section.
See the Statue of Liberty from a boat, for free. Or grab a cocktail in an old carriage house. Sip cocktails at a speakeasy or on sip tea.

Guide Features

Local Food
Healthy Food
Foodie Favorites
Photo spots
Hidden Gems
Public Transportation


This in-depth guide will have enough info to cover a week-long adventure or a quick weekend getaway. In this guide, I'll cover:

  • Cafes + restaurants (including vegan + vegetarian options)
  • Fitness + yoga
  • Performing arts + museums
  • Secret places in Central Park and fun touristy Central Park ideas
  • My favorite rooftop bars
  • My favorite late night spots
  • You can Google music venues in NYC, but I'll tell you where to go to hear late night Jazz while sipping on your favorite cocktail
  • NYC is great for photography and as a photographer myself, I'll share some of my favorite spots
  • Tips on discounted things to do - how you can see the Statue of Liberty from a boat, without paying
  • And more...


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