Tons Of Fun When Traveling With Pets To Boston
Boston, Massachusetts is a city teeming with history. After all, it was on Beantown’s hallowed streets that Paul Revere made his famous ride warning Revolutionary soldiers that their British overlords were indeed on their way. The famous Tea Party (not the one selfishly hogging the media these days, the original Tea Party), turned Boston Harbor into a big steaming pot of chamomile in an effort to push back against the British government and the East India Tea Company. More recently, Boston has been the site of a beloved bar “where everybody knows your name,” and home to the World Series winning Boston Red Sox and Super Bowl Champions the New England Patriots. That’s why if you are thinking about traveling with pets to Boston, consider it a great choice. Just be sure to pack your pup’s chew toys and favorite wubbie, because Boston has gone to the dogs!
How do we know Boston is nuts about the dogs? It’s simple – pooches are allowed on the T, the city’s public transit system, and there’s an off-leash dog part in Boston Common. Rumor has it, there’s even a restaurant near that dog park that devotes a whole section of their patio to dogs and their owners. Boston dog owners extol the wonder that is Peter Parker’s Dog Run. Located at 1277 Washington Street between Leland Place and Savoy Street, this fenced, off-leash, park for the pups is a favorite of residents and tourists alike, and it resides in a neighborhood with a number of dog friendly stores and restaurants.
Be sure to check out Rocca Kitchen and Bar, run by veteran Boston restaurateur Michela Larson. Ligurian-inspired dishes are a hit with the locals and the dog bowl lined patio is a hit with dogs! Speaking of dogs, while you’re there, pop over to nearby Polka Dog Bakery to grab a doggie treat for your best friend. If you find yourself in the neighborhood of the famous Fenway park and it is not a game day, check out La Verdad Taqueria. This affordable Mexican joint welcomes dogs on the patio on nights when the Red Sox aren’t playing in the nearby stadium.
Boston is set on a Harbor, and the beaches of the nearby towns are exceptionally dog friendly. Grab a Frisbee, jump on the dog friendly T and take a ride out to Quincy to spend the day at the beach with your pup. Squantum Point Park is located at the northernmost tip of Quincy and is dog friendly. Be aware of ticks in the area, and try to keep Rover out of the tall grass where they are most likely to be found. Other Boston area dog friendly beaches include Plymouth Long Beach, Rexhame Beach and Brant Rock Beach. In Hingham, be sure to check out Bare Cover – a riverside dog park that is a favorite with locals. In the summer months, other Boston area beaches are open to dogs before 7am and after 7pm. The rest of the year, the beaches are completely dog friendly. For a closer water option, there are points along the Harbor walk where you and Spot can frolic in and out of the water, enjoying the view of the city as you do. Visit our Boston Travel Guide – developed exclusively for pet owners that enjoy travel.
Boston and its suburbs are riddled with a plethora of paws-itively terrific dog friendly lodging options and Vacation Pet Friendly has the largest inventory of pet friendly hotels to make your travels affordabke. We’ve made sure to only align ourselves with companies and hotels/motels who will value your pet’s stay as much as you do.
Remember, booking early is essential when traveling with pets. See what’s available today so you get the best deals. Start your search for pet friendly hotels in Boston here. Then sit back and think of all the fun things you can do when you get there!