New York, New York

Secrets of New York - Guided

with Deena M.

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Deena M.

Do you ever wish you could ditch the crowds of tourists and discover the hidden gems that make up the character of this great city? Would you like to explore at your own pace? Are you interested in discovering secrets that even the locals might not have encountered?

If the answer to any of the above questions is yes, then this experience is for you! When you sign up, I will send you a brief survey to get a sense for the types of things you like and then create a customized off-the-beaten path walking tour for you (depending on what we cover, we might take a few subway or taxi rides as well). Most of these experiences will be free or very low cost (with the exception of fine dining excursions) and will not be overrun by tourists.

The best thing about New York City is living here, so go ahead, be curious, explore like a local, and impress native New Yorkers with your knowledge of the city's best kept secrets!

100% custom-made for you, based on your unique interests and schedule! Please get in touch with me via Vayable to inquire about specific dates and times.

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up to 10 people
for 3 hours

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Deena M.

I've been lucky enough to live in two of the most amazing cities in the US - New York and San Francisco. I love both places with all my heart and have dedicated much of my time to exploring both the well-trodden destinations as well as the hidden gems there. As time passed, I was thrilled to see that the initial excitement of discovering these incredible cities for the first time never wore off! I found myself eagerly anticipating visits from family, friends, friends of friends, and even complete strangers who happened to reach out for advice, just so that I could share the magic with them and experience New York and San Francisco again and again through helping them plan unique, unforgettable visits. Some of my favorite things in New York include the vast variety of food from just about all cultures, the unlimited number of quirky events happening all the time (e.g., squirt gun fights in Central Park), comedy (especially improv and stand up), the little known secrets hidden in plain sight or underground in subway stations, the innumerable and amazing parks, which are completely unique to this city, and the infinite number of walks through our vibrant, diverse, and unique neighborhoods. My favorite things in San Francisco also include (of course!) the food, the quirky events (e.g., the annual pillow fight near the Ferry Building), the great outdoors, the hikes and walks with breathtaking views of the beautiful city, the local flavor of various neighborhoods, and the innovative, technology-driven culture. Nothing gets me more energized than figuring out the perfect match between the multitude of amazing experiences available in New York and San Francisco and a traveler's distinct interests. I do this only because I love it (as it certainly doesn't pay the rent in either of these cities :)). Please let me know if I can help you plan your next trip! I look forward to working with you! Full profile Leave a Review

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