Your four-legged buddy might be your best friend at home, but traveling with a dog doesn’t always make sense. If you like to travel regularly, or even if you’re just planning a special trip, you might feel some guilt about leaving Fido or Fluffy at home.
Travelers that are Manhattan-bound may not have to leave their dogs at home though. From boutique hotels that love to pamper your pet, to restaurants that will happily send your dog away with an overflowing bag of treats, Manhattan is one of the most pooch-friendly cities on the planet.
Loews Regency Hotel
Finding a place to stay is one of the most challenging parts of vacationing for those traveling with a pet. Some hotels in Manhattan will allow small dogs – think cat size – but some won’t allow pets at all. Others charge big fees for cleaning and nightly pet stays.
Barking Dog Luncheonette
Located on the Upper East Side, Barking Dog Luncheonette is one of the most dog-friendly restaurants you’re going to find in Manhattan or anywhere else. While your pet can’t dine with you indoors, you can grab one of the many tables outside and watch the street scene unfold with them.
Barking Dog Luncheonette will even make sure your four-legged pal has some fresh, clean water to drink. That’s especially important on those hot summer afternoons.
Note it’s best to call ahead to see if they’ll hold a table for you outside so you can bring your dog.
You may not be able to take your pet to a Broadway show, but you shouldn’t miss Times Square. It’s one of the most walkable areas in the city, perfect for stretching your legs and getting your barker some exercise.
Many stores, including major clothing and department stores, also turn a blind eye to well-behaved pets. Smaller boutiques may also welcome pets with manners, if you ask nicely.
Known for their great bites and dog-friendly seating, Fred’s restaurant even uses a dog in their logo. You won’t be able to eat inside at Fred’s with your pup, but there’s ample outdoor seating for lunch and dinner at this excellent American bistro at the corner of 83rd and Amsterdam.
Parnell’s Bar and Restaurant
A trip to Manhattan really wouldn’t be complete without visiting an Irish pub, and Parnell’s Bar and Restaurant is the perfect spot.
Sit down with your pooch and try one of the excellent pub dishes that Parnell’s has to offer.
Where are your favorite places to go with your pet?