How to travel with your dog: New York Edition

Friday, August 19, 2016 12:28:00 AM America/Los_Angeles

Going on a trip with your dog can be daunting, especially when it's to a city like New York! Your trip can be a fun and safe experience for both you and your four-legged family member. All it takes is a little planning in advance. Consider adding these pet friendly establishments to your itinerary on your next trip to New York.

Brooklyn Bridge SelfieSource:  Jacob Schroeter/Shutterstock

Where To Stay  

There are a wide variety of options when it comes to accommodations in New York. If you are looking for luxury, the Sherry-Netherland Hotel offers just that, for both you and your pooch! This historic hotel was built in 1927, features old-world style elegance, and is right across the street from Central Park. For a hotel with a modern twist, the EVEN Hotel Times Square South are ready to welcome you and your dog during your stay in the city. The rooms are sleek and contemporary, health conscious menu items are featured on the menu, and it is only a 13 minute walk to the Empire State Building. Wherever you stay, be sure to have a DoggieLawn available for your pup so they have a place to potty.

Where To Dine

One of the main benefits of traveling to a large city is the variety of options when it comes to dining out. When you visit one of these establishments you won't have to leave your dog behind! Furry friends are welcome. At The Barking Dog, the staff strives to give you and your dog and exceptional experience. The human menu includes eggs, breakfast meats, and cereals for breakfast, burgers, wraps, salads, for lunch, pasta, steak and chicken entrees for dinner and of course dessert. Dogs can quench their thirst at the doggy water fountain, and beg for scraps at the table just like at home! The Shake Shack is legendary, and not to be missed during your trip! You'll see why it's a favorite with locals and tourists when you taste their high quality burgers and delicious shakes. They even have a dog friendly menu. Your furry family member will enjoy an entree of his own with menu items like Bag O’ Bones and Pooch-ini.

A Walk in the Park

Taking your dog for a walk to do his business can be challenging on the bustling streets of New York City. Try these dog parks when your dog needs some space to run and play. Union Square Dog Run not only offers spaces for dogs to roam, it also features human entertainment. Events like live music, and outdoor market, and a Christmas Village happen seasonally. The Chelsea Waterside Dog Park is a fenced in area for dogs that has climbing structures for them to play, and benches for humans to sit and rest. Madison Square Dog Run has separate areas for small and large dogs so everyone can play safely. The park is well-kept, and full of friendly dog lovers.

Elias H. Debbas IISource: Elias H. Debbas I/Shutterstock

Where To Go

When you go sight-seeing in NYC, bring your dog along. The city is full of pet friendly attractions that everyone can enjoy. Central Park is an iconic part of the New York landscape. There are 15 dog fountains throughout the park, and designated off-leash hours in 23 areas of the park. Did you know that you can go hiking in the city? You can at the Inwood Hill Park Trail, and so can your dog. The trail offers a 2 mile scenic hike. New York is known for its art, and your dog can experience the culture too! The William Secord Art Gallery welcomes leashed dogs. The gallery features 19th and 20th century paintings of dogs and other animals. 

New York is an exciting city to visit, and can be a great experience for both you and your dog.