With plenty of outdoor areas and scenic views along the Charles River, Boston is a wonderful place to visit with your pet. Check into one of the many pet-friendly hotels, and enjoy the many culturally distinct neighborhoods in one of the United States’ most historic cities.
To get outside, check out the Neponset Trail, a former railroad turned walking trail. Boston Public Garden is the largest and oldest botanical garden in the US. Enjoy the Charles River at the Esplanade. You and your pet can even rent a canoe and kayak together at the nearby Charles River Canoe & Kayak. To see some of Boston’s last salt marshes, head over to Belle Isle Marsh. To let your dog play in Boston’s many parks, check out Peter’s Park, Carleton Court Dog Park, South Boston Dog Park, or Channel Center Dog Park.
If you prefer experiencing Boston’s history, check out walking tours with the Freedom Trail near the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. On this 2.5 mile walk, you will be able to see around sixteen sites important to the American Revolution.
Hungry? Plenty of Boston restaurants are pet friendly. Bistro du Midi serves delicious French cuisine and has beautiful views of the Public Garden. Coppa is right near Peter’s Park and a huge fan favorite for its Italian cuisine. Inspired by medieval service rooms in England, South End Buttery is a café, restaurant, and market. Its founders are dog owners themselves and will welcome you and your pet. Down the road, pick up a treat at the Polka Dog Bakery. Even if a restaurant you want to visit does not seem pet friendly, check out their special events calendar. Many offer “Yappy Hours,” where your pet is more than welcome to join.