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Family & Pet Friendly Guide New York City

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.

New York City's five boroughs—Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island

NYC's five boroughs—Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island

Pet Policy for ALL Public Transport Systems NYC

Public Transportion Pet Policies New York

Dog Facilities & Pet Relief Areas at New York Airports

Dog Facilities & Pet Relief Areas at New York Airports

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NYC Main Attractions

Iconic buildings and architecture

Highlights include the Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island, 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, a 1.45-mile-long elevated linear park, greenway and rail trail created on a former New York Central Railroad spur, running from Gansevoort Street to 34th Street on Manhattan's West Side, with multiple entry points – accessible either via stairs, elevator, or both.

Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the United States and is recognized as a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886, and designated as a National Monument in 1924.  Visits can be booked for the Pedestal, Crown and the Statue of Liberty Museum. 

Note: For safety and security reasons tickets are limited, so you definitely need to book ahead.

Statue Of Liberty NYC New York City

Statue Of Liberty Liberty Island New York City

Central Park Dog-Friendly Areas & Rules

Dog Friendly Areas & Rules Central Park NYC

Off-leash Parks & Dog Runs New York City

Off-leash Parks & Dog Runs New York City

Brooklyn Bridge

Stretching across the East River, the iconic Brooklyn Bridge opened in 1883 to carry traffic between Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn. One of the most recognizable parts of the New York City skyline, the bridge has featured in many movies and TV shows, and is a striking piece of NYC history. A stroll across the elevated pedestrian walkway provides a true New York City experience. Entrance from Manhattan side is at Park Row and Centre Street, )across from City Hall Park, east of City Hall); on the Brooklyn side, enter at Cadman Plaza East or where Boerum Place meets Tillary Street.

Brooklyn Bridge NYC New York City

Brooklyn Bridge New York City


For Theater & Shows it's hard to beat Times Square, Broadway and the Theater District.

Discounted tickets are available at a number of booths, including TKTS in Times Square.

Broadway and Theater District New York City

Broadway and Theater District New York City

NYC Hotels Where Dogs Stay Free!

Check out 29 NYC Hotels Where Pets Stay Free!

100+ #PetFriendly NYC Hotels

100+ #PetFriendly NYC Hotels


For dining choices you can pick from Little Italy, Chinatown, Greenwich Village and much, much more.

Dog Friendly Cafes, Restaurants & Bars New York City

Dog Friendly Cafes, Restaurants & Bars New York City

Little Italy

Bounded on the west by Tribeca and Soho, on the south by Chinatown, on the east by the Bowery and Lower East Side, and on the north by Nolita, Little Italy remains a major draw for culinary tourism. Highlights include the 11-day Feast of San Gennaro festival, held every September, honoring the eponymous saint and featuring food, entertainment and dancing.

Little Italy Manhattan NYC

Little Italy Manhattan New York City

911 Memorial and Museum

Never forgetting: the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, honoring victims of 1993 & 2001 WTC terrorist attacks.  Through commemoration, exhibitions and educational programs, The National September 11 Memorial & Museum, a nonprofit in New York City, remembers and honors the 2,983 people killed in the horrific attacks of September 11, 2001, and February 26, 1993, as well as those who risked their lives to save others and all who demonstrated extraordinary compassion in the aftermath of the attacks.

National September 11 Memorial & Museum

Performing Arts

Performing Arts boast Carnegie Hall, and the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, home to the Metropolitan Opera and New York City Ballet.

Galleries & Museums

World-leading art galleries and museums include The Metropolitan Museum of Art (MoMA), and the Frank Lloyd Wright–designed Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.


Fifth Avenue shopping includes world-famous names such as Cartier, Tiffany, Bergdorf-Goodman, the Apple Store Fifth Avenue, and Saks Fifth Avenue. Other well known names include Macy's Herald Square and Bloomingdales.

New York Pass

Pass available on 1-day, 2-day, 3-day, 4-day, 5-day, 7-day and 10-day basis.

Gives free entry to 100+ top attractions including the Empire State Building, fast track entry at selected attractions, and New York hop on hop off bus tour included. Click here for full details and Pass prices.

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