Dog's Day Out in Philadelphia
Whether you stop in for breakfast (6:30 am - 10:00 am) or dinner (4:30 pm - late) during the week or brunch (7:00 am - 3:00 pm) on the weekends bring your dog along for a real treat. Tavern 17 has seating on the patio for your furry friend and is so happy to see them that they have a dog friendly menu. All the food on the menu is people food in small portions for your dog. So whether your dog wants a beef or turkey burger or wants to veg out with a fried green tomato they are sure to feel very welcome at Tavern 17. The seating is outdoors so only venture over here on a nice day.
One of the nation's oldest parks Fairmount Park encompasses over 4000 acres in Philadelphia. Among some of the attractions within the park limits are the Please Touch Museum, Philadelphia Zoo, and Boathouse Row. The park has tons of trails and open space for you and your dog to go for a stroll or just chill out and enjoy the scenery. One of the best areas of the park is right behind the Art Museum, the loop behind the Art Museum up Kelly Drive across Falls Bridge and then down Martin Luther King Drive back the Art Museum is about 8 miles. The path is well marked with mile markers along the way. If you aren't up for quite that much of a walk just walk as far as you feel comfortable and then turn back, but between the river, the other people exercising, and the artists set up along the way you are sure to have a great time.
If you want a home away from home head on over the the Residence Inn Center City, this extended stay hotel has a refrigerator, microwave, and stove so you can care for those dogs that eat a special diet. The rooms are much larger than standard hotel rooms to accommodate for those larger dogs and to allow you all a little more space while relaxing in the room. There is a $150 cleaning fee for each stay. This hotel also has great location allowing you to walk outside and minutes from City Hall and the shopping on Walnut and Chestnut Streets.
What is better than a carriage ride with the one that you love? So head down to Independence Mall and look between 5th and 6th Streets for a Carriage. You will first have to ask the driver if they are okay with your dog coming along for the ride, but most don't mind at all. So enjoy the ride around historic Philadelphia, past the Liberty Bell, to see the Betsy Ross House, and through Society Hill to see one of the ritziest neighborhoods in Philadelphia. The ride is the perfect way to cap off the walking tour of Independence Mall and is a nice way to relax and get off your feet.
While many eateries allow your pooch outside what happens if it rains? You can head on over to Higher Grounds Cafe, here you can grab a cup of coffee and a pastry for yourself and pick something off the menu for your pup to enjoy as well. It is nice to have a spot where you can take your dog inside instead of having to either have someone wait outside with them or take them home first. From the table top games, oversized arm chairs, and amazing selection of books you will find something to occupy your time while the two of you finish your snacks.