Offbeat New York offers guided tours and offbeat experiences to explore New York outside of the usual confines of mass tourism.
Our guides have been living in New York for several years and let you see New York as the locals do. Follow in the footsteps of Louis Armstrong, hang out like a hipster in Brooklyn, imagine you’re an artist in Bushwick or eat like a foodie on the Lower East Side.
All of guides are licensed by the State of New York and able to answer all your questions.
Why is it ‘A Must’ When Visiting New York?
New York is a huge city made up of 5 boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx and Staten Island. It has over 8 million inhabitants.
You could go sightseeing in places like Times Square, Central Park, 5th Avenue, Rockefeller Center, Grand Central Station, the Statue of Liberty or the top of the Empire State Building. It’s very easy to find your way around these tourist sites.
On the other hand, certain areas of Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens are worth being explored with someone who knows the area well so you don’t miss out on any of the lesser known places.
Why choose an Offbeat New York tour guide when visiting New York?
There are several benefits to having a local guide on a tour of New York. Firstly, all our guides are professionals in the tourist industry and licensed by the State of New York.
What’s more, all our guides have also been living in New York for many years and will be delighted to let you in on secrets of the Big Apple only known to locals and share tips on the best places to go.
How Long Is a Tour: 2hrs, 3hrs, half a day or the whole day?
With a private, tailor-made tour anything is possible, and made to suit your group!
Generally, we offer 2hr, 3hr or even whole day packages depending on what you wish to see. We’ll give an idea of the perfect length of time for each neighborhood, your the chosen theme, or the season. You can trust us!
Which Guided Tour Should I Choose?
This is the hardest question to answer as they are all different and complement one another. Ask your fellow travellers for their opinion so that your choice focuses on the group’s interests. Descriptions and accompanying photos are available for each route.
Whether it’s a tour of Wall Street, Greeenwich Village, or Harlem in Manhattan, or Williamsburg and Bushwick in Brooklyn, you can’t go wrong. You’re guaranteed a great time no matter what.
How can I book a guided tour?
For private visits, please send us an email via this form stating dates, as well as what you are interested in, and we’ll come up with your own custom-made tour.
We use a secure platform for online payments.
What Happens If Bad Weather is Predicted On the Day?
Weather in New York changes constantly. We pay careful attention to the weather forecast to make sure that tours take place under the best conditions and ensure you have a great time. If very bad weather, such as a snow storm or heavy showers, is forecast we’ll do our best to postpone the tour for another day of the week. If you are not available at this later date, we’ll fully refund your visit. Tour cancellations due to bad weather are still an exceptional circumstance in New York.