Get Outta Town (Local Edition): A Day of Local Fun with Your Dog in NYC!

Why leave town with your dog when NYC has so much to offer?

New York City has it all: incredible restaurants, a myriad of recreational activities, and some of the finest shopping in the world. So stay put!

Kick off your ultimate doggy day with a morning romp in Central Park. The park—like all city parks—allows dogs to go off leash in designated locations before 9am, and there are 23 areas to choose from. Or you can sign up for a more organized tour with Stray Boots and Bark & Co  where you and your four legged friend will take part in a dog-themed adventure! Check it out!

After you and your pup have worked up an appetite, head down to Chelsea’s The Park Restaurant, a sprawling neighborhood staple with a glassed-in garden and a rooftop patio overlooking the High Line. The heated, outdoor enclosed space makes for a comfortable and fun dining experience with your dog any time of year.

A day in the city is not complete without getting some good shopping in! Head over to The Shops At Columbus Circle in the dog-friendly Time Warner Center, where you can enjoy a spree at Coach, Sephora, Hugo Boss and many more brand name favorites!

End your day of local fun with a great sunset view at idyllic Fort Tryon Park! Most famously home to the Cloisters museum, Fort Tryon Park contains over eight miles of pedestrian paths and boasts the city’s grandest views of the Hudson River. Local dog owners come for another reason: Sir William’s Dog Run! With more than an acre of rolling hills, it’s the city’s largest enclosed area for dogs, with two playgrounds (separating the big kids from the small) and a gazebo for its two-legged visitors.  The nearby café also has dog-friendly outdoor seating. Enjoy!


Last but not least! For our visiting pet lovers, Seek New York offers the Pet Parents’ Tour! This includes sightseeing through Central & Riverside Park and shopping at pet stores and boutiques featuring everything from designer clothing to specialty foods and treats. If you’re hosting an out of town guest and their pooch, you can both bring your furry companions along for the ride which ends with an optional lunch or dinner reservation at a dog-themed restaurant where furry friends are welcome! Now that’s something to bark about!




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