Thinking of bringing your favorite canine friend on vacation? Then you will love to hear that Philadelphia is a great city to explore with your four-legged friend. After all, the city has many great parks to offer for active pastimes and resting in-between sightseeing with your furry friend.
An ideal attraction to visit with your pet is the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk. This 2,000 feet-long scenic walk is part of the Schuylkill River Trail, which runs from Locust to South Street. This way, you can walk on the river and stop at the scenic outlooks, no matter if you bring your pet, bike, or running shoes along. Do not forget to bring your camera as you will want to capture the views.
The trail is in fact one of the most used parks in the city center, seeing upwards of 19,000 visitors per week. Of course, there are more parks to enjoy with your furry friend. Why not put Fairmount Park on your list as well? It spans 9,200 acres, making it the largest city park in the United States as whole. On its east bank, you can rent out a boat at the rowing clubs of Boathouse Row.
If you prefer a scenic view from land, check out the nearby Philadelphia Museum of Art. On the opposite lakeside, entertain yourself and your pet pal on the playing fields and lawns. There even is a zoo as well as historic houses. In case you are flexible with your trip timing, visit in spring to see the fabulous cherry blossoms explode in pink color. For this, hit up the 16th-century-style Shofuso Japanese House and Garden.