Exploring the bustling city of New York is fun alone – but you can have even more fun with your furry friend by your side! Even in the concrete jungle, there are plenty of dog-friendly places to eat, drink, shop, or relax.
Enjoy the great outdoors and get away from the traffic noise for a while at any of NYC’s many parks. Chelsea Waterside Park as well as Washington Square have roomy, fenced-off areas where dogs can roam and play off-leash. Dogs and humans alike congregate at these dog-friendly areas, and they’re a great place to make new friends. For a more tranquil, less social stroll, Central Park also provides off-leash hours from 6am-9am and 9pm-1am.
Visitors to Brooklyn can enjoy dog parks as well, with Domino Park in Williamsburg as well as Prospect Park’s dog beach.
DRINKS + DINING
The ultimate food & drink spot for anyone with a four-legged companion is Boris and Horton, a cafe and community space in the East Village. It’s a New York Department of Health-approved dog-friendly café where customers are welcome to bring their dogs inside. The café hosts fundraisers and events to find loving homes for pets in need, so your tab at the bar or bill for your lunch is going to a good cause.
D.B.A. East Village also has a spacious patio that’s heated in the colder months- try their rotating selection of specialty beers and spend time with your dog at the same time.
Z Travel and Leisure Tours are seasoned experts of the city, and any of their tours can be adapted for travelers with dogs. Hop in a bus or van and take a variety of tours, based around things like chocolate, food, pubs, museums, or any one of the several vibrant cultures in the city. Just let them know in advance that you’ll be attending with your dog, and they’re more than happy to have your pet as a guest on the tour.
Manhattan can be a great city to visit with your dog, but if there are places you need to visit that are not so pet-friendly, we can help with that! Pet Valet was created for pet parents just like you, who have a busy schedule and need a helping hand keeping their dog happy and cared for. We are not just dog walkers – we provide personalized, concierge services, and our talented Personal Pet Assistants are ready to have a great time with your pet while you enjoy your time in the city. Schedule your dog’s adventure walk, food pickup, or transportation to a relaxing massage or grooming appointment here!