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Family & Pet-Friendly Destination Guides & Road Trips: United States of America

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

Statue of Liberty New York City NYC Manhattan

2. Boston, MA

Pet Friendly Destination Guide Boston Massahcusetts

3. Chicago, IL

The Windy City Chicago Illinois

4. San Diego, CA

San Diego California

5. Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip

Pet Friendly Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip

6. Orlando, FL

Destination Guide Orlando Florida

7. Pet-friendly Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

Dog Friendly Disney World Resort Hotels

8. Las Vegas, NV

Las Vegas Nevada

9. Public Transportation Pet Policies across the USA

Public Transport Pet Policies across USA

10. Memorial Day Weekend Trip Ideas

USA City Destinations

11. Washington, D.C.

Coming shortly!

Massachusetts: Cape Cod, Hyannis Port, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket.

Virginia: Arlington and Alexandria.

Maine: Portland, Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, and Kennebunkport!

Route 66: Pet-Friendly Route 66 Road Trip.

I-95: Pet-friendly I-95 Road Trip.

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.

The New Yorker, A Wyndham Hotel

Family & Pet Friendly Destination Guide New York City

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.

Aloft Manhattan Downtown - Financial District

NYC Hotels Where Pets Stay Free!

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.

Neighborhoods covered:

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.

Conrad New York

Conrad 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 Areas & Rules – Central Park NYC

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.....

Dogs in Restaurant

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.

Dogs in Dog Park New York City NYC

Dog Parks New York City

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.

Tucker, The ARK’s canine ambassador, at Reception in The Ark Pet Oasis At JFK

The Ark at JFK Airport NYC

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:

  • Subway
    PATH Trains
    LIRR (Long Island Rail Road)
    MNR (Metro-North Railroad)
    Fire Island ferry
    Staten Island Ferry
    NJ Transit
    AirTrain JFK
    Seastreak Ferry
    Uber and Lyft
    Dog / Pet Taxi services
Girl & Dog on Bus

Traveling with your dog on Public Transport in NYC

The Big Apple, the city that never sleeps, has something for everyone, regardless of age, tastes, or budget!  We've verified 100+ pet-friendly hotels, including 29 where pets stay free!  We've also got the up to date Pet Policy for ALL Public Transport Systems in NYC, the Dog Facilities & Pet Relief Areas at New York Airports, Central Park Dog-Friendly Areas and Rules, Off-leash Parks and Dog Runs, and some Dog Friendly Cafes, Restaurants and Bars!
Brooklyn Bridge NYC New York City

Brooklyn Bridge New York City

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