How to visit Katz’s Deli in NYC like a local

How to visit Katz’s Deli in NYC like a local

We asked Nikki, our local guide in New York City, how to visit the most famous deli in the city and order your sandwich without annoying all the locals in line. Katz’s Delicatessen is an institution in NYC. It’s not only been around for more than 100 years, but it’s...

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The 4th of July party that’s not on the 4th of July

The 4th of July party that’s not on the 4th of July

Full disclosure: I rarely celebrate the 4th of July. In fact, despite living in New York City, this year was the first time I’d ever seen the official Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Show (from a friend’s rooftop and yes, it was pretty awesome).   This symbolic long weekend (one...

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The many faces of New York: Why revisiting a city is always a good idea

The many faces of New York: Why revisiting a city is always a good idea

I once had a friend who told me she only travelled to a city or country once. “But, but, but…why? And HOW?” I sputtered. “Because you know, been there, done that — it’s the same each time. Plus, there are so many other places to see.” While I can’t argue...

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Where to go when you have to pee in NYC

Where to go when you have to pee in NYC

One big thing about NYC that your guidebooks might not have mentioned (besides all of the walking) is that we don’t have public restrooms. While this is not always the case throughout all of the USA, typically in the Big Apple you can’t just walk into any restaurant, bar, or...

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Where to get outdoors in NYC

Where to get outdoors in NYC

New Yorkers love being outdoors. It might have to do with the fact that we practically hibernate all winter long (not us Urban Adventure tour guides, though!). So when the sun comes out, we want to dine outside, walk instead of take the train, and head to our local parks....

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Brooklyn beyond Williamsburg

Brooklyn beyond Williamsburg

Headed to Brooklyn? While the popular Williamsburg area has much to offer, there are many other great New York neighbourhoods nearby, each with their own personalities, to explore. Here are some suggestions to help you plan an unforgettable alternate Brooklyn itinerary. Bushwick One of New York City’s most experimental art...

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Street eats: NYC’s best food trucks

Street eats: NYC’s best food trucks

In NYC, we’re famous for always being on the go. You’ll often see people eating on the subway or while walking down the sidewalk — since we literally don’t have enough time to sit. So who better than us to recommend some restaurant free, on-the-go food options?! We want you...

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3 classic NYC hot spots worth revisiting

3 classic NYC hot spots worth revisiting

New York City is constantly in motion — coffee shops, corner cafés, and neighbourhood bars seem to be there one day and gone the next. It definitely hurts when your favourite spot shuts down, but in general, this competition means the long-term survivors tend to be the best food and...

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NYC’s best indie coffee shops

NYC’s best indie coffee shops

If New York is the city that never sleeps, then you can imagine New Yorkers’ need for caffeine. True, there’s a huge fan base for caffeinated teas or green juices for that extra energy boost, but nothing beats a good old coffee stop. And while we’ll never be rid of...

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Eat like a New Yorker in Times Square

Eat like a New Yorker in Times Square

New Yorkers have a slightly passive aggressive relationship with Times Square. The title of this post, in fact, might seem like an oxymoron considering most New York locals would avoid eating in Times Square at all costs. Why eat in Times Square where each step is a struggle through thick...

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