Check out our comprehensive series of Family and Pet-Friendly Destination Guides and Road Trips across the USA!
To date we've covered:
1. New York City
The Big Apple, the city that never sleeps, has something for everyone, regardless of age, tastes, or budget! NYC many highlights include the Statue of Liberty, the Rockefeller Center & Top of the Rock Observation Deck, the Brooklyn Bridge, Grand Central Terminal, the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, the Flatiron Building, the High Line, the 911 Memorial, Broadway & The Theater District, Fifth Avenue shopping, MoMA and much more.
2. Boston, MA
3. Chicago, IL
6. Orlando, FL
Massachusetts: Cape Cod, Hyannis Port, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket.
District of Columbia: Washington D.C.
Virginia: Arlington and Alexandria.
Route 66: Pet-Friendly Route 66 Road Trip
I-95: Pet-friendly I-95 Road Trip
Maine: Portland, Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, and Kennebunkport!
Rhode Island: Providence and Newport.
1. Family & Pet Friendly Destination Guide NYC
The Big Apple, the city that never sleeps, has something for everyone, regardless of age, tastes, or budget!
New York City's five boroughs—Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island—are home to 8.5 million people, a vast array of attractions and highlights, 3 airports - JFK (JFKIAT), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), and La Guardia (LGA), and 13 municipal golf courses.
City highlights include the Statue of Liberty, the Rockefeller Center & Top of the Rock Observation Deck, the Brooklyn Bridge, Grand Central Terminal, the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, the Flatiron Building, the High Line, Broadway and the Theater District, Fifth Avenue shopping, Carnegie Hall and, never forgetting, the 911 Memorial & Museum. You can check out the full guide here.
29 Hotels in New York City where Dogs Stay Free!
Here are 29 NYC hotels we've identified so far where Pets Stay Free, covering Downtown - Financial District (FiDi), Tribeca, Broadway, SoHo, Brooklyn Bridge, Bowery, East Village, High Line, Midtown, Chelsea, Gansevoort Park, Theater District, Times Square, Hell's Kitchen and more! Check them out here.
100+ Pet-Friendly NYC Hotels (incl. 29 where #petsstayfree)
We've directly verified the Pet Welcome & Pet Policy for 100+ dog-friendly hotels covering every budget and every neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City.
Battery Park - Bowery - Chinatown - Broadway - Brooklyn Bridge - Chelsea - Downtown Financial District - Downtown World Trade Center Area - Gramercy Park - Hell’s Kitchen - Little Italy - Lower East Side - Madison Square Garden - Midtown - SoHo - Times Square - Tribeca - Upper East Side - Upper West Side.
Prefer to do your own search?
What we've listed here is just a selection: to do your own search just click our searchable, interactive map of New York.
Dog-Friendly Areas & Rules – Central Park NYC
There are 23 dog-friendly areas around Central Park where dogs and their humans can gather to participate in events, often in the early morning or evening hours when dogs are allowed to run off-leash. These include Harlem Meer, East Meadow, Cedar Hill and Mineral Springs. In addition, there are 21 dog fountains throughout the park. To view these on a detailed map, just click on the image below.
Dog Friendly Cafes, Restaurants & Bars New York City
Check out our pick of Dog-Friendly Cafes, Restaurants & Bars in New York City covering Battery City Park, Bowery, Brooklyn, Chelsea, Chinatown, East Village, Midtown Penn Station, Upper East Side, Upper West Side.....
Off-leash Parks & Dog Runs New York City
New York City has a large selection of Dog Parks, in Battery City Park, Tribeca, Wall Street-Downtown, Lower East Side, Brooklyn Bridge, SoHo, Greenwich Village, Downtown and more.
Dog Facilities and Pet Relief Areas at three #NewYork Airports
The ARK at JFK is the only full-service animal reception facility in the United States, staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The in-transit facility offers airport reception and quarantine facilities for the import and export of companion pets, horses, birds and livestock.
Companion Pets: The 24/7 ARK Pet Oasis, available to all airlines, pet shippers and pet parents, services the needs of pets / companion animals traveling as live animal cargo. Facilities include a dedicated outdoor relief area for dogs, 47 dog kennels and 12 cat kennels.
Check out full details for the three New York City airports here.
Traveling with your Dog on public transport in NYC
This definitive guide covers the Pet Policy for ALL the main transportation systems serving New York:
LIRR (Long Island Rail Road)
MNR (Metro-North Railroad)
Fire Island ferry
Staten Island Ferry
Uber and Lyft
Dog / Pet Taxi services