Dog-Friendly Vacationing in Philadelphia

August 17, 2009
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Philadelphia has much to offer visitors and their dogs. There are many historical attractions. Philly was the second largest city in the British Empire after London, as well as the geographical center of the original 13 American colonies. Many prospects and ideas of the American Revolution were born here. In the modern times, Philly is America’s sixth biggest city, so there is a great deal of culture and aspects you can experience. In addition to the many pet-friendly accommodation options, there are many different ways you and your pet can explore this


Horse and Carriage Rides at Independence Mall

These tours begin around the Liberty Bell Pavillion, another token visitor attraction. They take you from Independence Mall to many historical sites in Philly, such as Society Hill and Old City. Tours take at least 20 minutes, and many drivers will let you bring your dog on.


Benjamin Franklin Bridge

You can walk your dog across the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, which connects Pennsylvania to New Jersey across the Delaware River. There are walkways on each side of the bridge apart from traffic, but only one will be open at a time, and are open 8 AM to 8 PM. It is best to go during warm weather months, as they close these walks if there is snow.


South Street District

This is a hip, happening sector of Philly, full of many shops, eateries and beautiful ceramic art encrusted into parts of the street. There are tons of record stores, boutiques and piercing stations, and some of the restaurants will let you sit outside with your dog. It is great for people watching, and your dog can socialize with other dogs.


In the Doghouse

This is a fancy boutique for cats and dogs, and dogs are welcome. They sell special dishware, beds, harnesses and grooming supplies. They do sell some travel gear, such as seat covers and dog booster car seats.


Cebu Restaurant and Bar

This fashionable restaurant specializes Filipino and Spanish cuisine. Dogs are allowed at the outdoor tables.

Fork Restaurant

This bistro is very creative, and serves selections like Lavender Soup, free-range chicken and vegetarian stir fry. Dogs are allowed at outdoor tables. Reservations are recommended.

The Abbaye

This is a bar, with an exceptional rotating beer selection. It does serve some food, such as a specialized Philly Cheese Steak. Dogs are allowed at outdoor tables.


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