A Dog-Friendly Journey to New York - Hotels, Landmarks, Routes
Everyone on Earth probably heard the name “New York”. The news, movies and books portray this movie as a symbol of the New World, a business-card of the United States of America.
The city is the focal point of world events, the financial center of the country, a conglomerate of multiculturalism and multinationalism, all of whom constantly contribute to its development. Perhaps in its roots, the city is just a collection of diverse districts and landmarks, all bearing symbolism and special meaning to different cultures and traditions. Take a walk on the streets of this famous city to personally see its beauty.
Where to go in New York - The Best Dog-Friendly Locations
We recommend you begin your journey from the “heart” of the city - the Statue of Liberty, located on a small island just off the coast of New York. Interestingly, the statue’s full name is “Liberty Enlightening the World”. In 1984 this monument was accepted as a structure of global importance. If you are in Brooklyn, you will get a great view of the statue while avoiding the ferry and massive crowds of tourists that want to visit Liberty Island.
The most famous city district is without a doubt Manhattan. This is where all the famous streets, financial head offices and historic buildings are located. Despite covering a relatively small area, if you want to fully explore Manhattan, you will need a few weeks.
There is an enormous volume of tourists that want to visit the city. Most of them arrive through the Grand Central Terminal. This is the largest, and most populated train station in the world, having 44 platforms and welcoming more than 60 million people daily! The architecture of the train station is staggering, which is why it is prominently featured in movies and popular media.
If you want to get right in the thick of things, start by going to Times Square. This is, perhaps, the busiest square in New York, with the whole thing seeming like a living moving organism. This is where you will find the best shops, hotels and restaurants. If you ever want to feel the pulse of a massive city, Times Square is the place to do it at.
From Times Square, we recommend you to take a stroll down Broadway. This is a rather long street, with curiosities and landmarks literally around every corner. If you want to fully explore this street, safely reserve a few days for the whole ordeal. Most of the famous theaters, music-halls, and cinemas are located here. Many of the world-renowned companies place their head office locations on Broadway. A stroll down this street is an excursion into a world of luxury, prestige, bohemianism and fashion.
Linked to Broadway is a smaller, but no less famous street - Wall Street. This is the financial stronghold of the United States of America - stocks, exchanges, banks, business offices where millions of dollars worth of transactions are conducted every minute. There is a reason why the entire stock market of the country became synonymous with its name. Wall Street is also the location where you can find the Golden Bull statue - a symbol of financial power and growth. Don’t forget to rub the bull’s horns, this will ensure your own financial well-being.
While adventuring through the city center, you might start to think that the whole city is just skyscrapers and gray buildings. Don’t let the initial view of the city fool you! Right beside the business center of the megapolis you will find an oasis - the New York Central Park.
This picturesque park is beloved by the citizens of New York for its clean air, a delightfully green atmosphere and the ability to spend the weekend throwing together a nature picnic and meeting new people.
While strolling through the park, you may be able to notice an odd looking building, almost as if it was created by some distant alien civilizations - that's the Guggenheim museum, a famous patron of the arts who contributed lavishly to the protection, preservation and collection of avant-garde paintings and modern art. Smooth and elegant lines of the Guggenheim museum accent the works that are kept within.
One of the more famous streets in New York is Fifth Avenue. Based on its importance, this road can be compared with the Champs Elysees in Paris or Oxford Street in London. This is where you can find the shops and boutiques of the most famous brands, the architectural landmarks of the street will keep your gaze peeled. If you are looking for museums, the famous “Museum Mile” is on this street too, with 10 museums with staggering architecture and its most famous one being the Metropolitan Museum. In terms of the richness of its collection, the Metropolitan Museum is up there with the Paris Louvre and St. Petersburg Hermitage.
While you are taking your four-legged companion for a stroll down Fifth Avenue, you might stumble upon a strange building situated among modern highrises, built in the neo gothic style. This is the St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Built in the 20th century, the catholic church is decorated with spires and openwork stucco, it almost seems out of place for a busy, constantly moving New York. Despite its age, St. Patrick’s is considered the most beautiful cathedral of the New Work.
After you are done with Fifth Ave, you have to partake in a so-called custom for people visiting New York, which will confirm that you really were here. Namely, you have to cross the Brooklyn bridge connecting Manhattan and Brooklyn. Spanning more than 1800 meters, the bridge is located 40 meters above the East River, giving you a great vantage point of the city. Created in the nineteenth century, the bridge is still a symbol of the technological progress of the United States.
After an exhausting city center, it's probably a good idea to catch your breath, rest and have some fun.This is where Coney Island comes in! This is where you will find the amusement parks, ocean beaches and a ferris wheel that is still running for more than a hundred years. This is an excellent place to not only wind down and relax, but also create and receive a whole swath of positive emotions.
Once you are fully topped up on positivity, we recommend you to visit one of our finely chosen dog-friendly hotels where the staff will be glad to see both you and your furry friend.
Dog-Friendly Hotels in New York
This cozy dog-friendly hotel will brighten your mood with its vivid and stylish design and modern suites. If you desire, the hotel has a restaurant/bar, free Wi-Fi and a cozy lobby. The windows of the suites open to beautiful sights of a busy city.
For late evening puppy walks, you will have Bryant Park at your arms reach and 12th Avenue for a Hudson seawall stroll. Times Square and Broadway are not too far off either.
If you wish to stay at Pod Times Square with your canine friend, there will be a nightly surcharge of $25.
The Westin New York at Times Square (✪✪✪✪)
The Westin New York at Times Square will ensure you will enjoy a luxurious stay in a modern suite, decorated with warm colors and massive windows.
The hotel has a fitness center, a restaurant and a bar, all with a great view of the city. Each suite is air conditioned, has a TV, a bathroom and coffee necessities, as well as free Wi-Fi.
For puppy walks, you once again have the nearby Bryant Park, which is located only 7 minutes walking distance from the hotel.
The hotel does not have any additional surcharges for your pets, as long as they weigh less than 18 kilograms, and as long as you are bringing only one with you per suite.
The Kimpton Muse Hotel, an IHG Hotel (✪✪✪✪)
This dog-friendly hotel is extremely well situated. Pretty much every tourist landmark is 10 minutes away on foot. The suites have a darker, more serious and premium feel, which emphasizes its connection with Manhattan theaters.
The suites will come with everything you may need for a comfortable stay, moreover, the hotel provides an in-suite spa service! Every evening the hotel lobby throws together a “wine hour” where you can try out some of the sample wines provided at absolutely no cost.
If you wish to take your furry friend for a walk, you will not be strapped for options. You have the colorful Broadway or the tranquil Central Park, all within arms reach.
The best part about this hotel is that your canine companion can accompany and stay with you at absolutely no surcharge, without any conditions!
The Sofitel New York is a pleasant classically-designed hotel that will help you get some much needed rest. Every suite comes with a work-desk, a safe, a living area, a TV, a mini-bar and a bathroom, all to maximize your comfort levels.
If you ever want to walk to visit the Broadway theaters, the walk shouldn’t take you more than 8 minutes. The famous Empire States Building skyscraper is located 15 minutes away, and Central Park is only a kilometer and a half away.
If you wish to stay at the Sofitel New York with your pet, there will be a solitary surcharge of $100 for the duration of your stay.
The Knickerbocker Hotel (✪✪✪✪✪)
This five-star dog-friendly hotel is located right in the heart of Times Square. The hotel has a roof-terrace that gives you a bird’s eye kaleidoscopic view of the mass of moving people, cars, cyclists and images, all swirling down below on Times Square.
The suites have a TV, a laptop safe, a minibar, a work-desk, a bathroom and free Wi-Fi. Practically every suite has a great view of the city.
For walks with your companion, you are situated only 200 meters away from Bryant Park, where its calmness and greenery will charge you with energy for the whole day. The hotel’s proximity to famous landmarks ensures that if you ever get tired, you can always swing by the hotel for some rest.
For your four-legged friend to accompany you to your suite, the hotel will collect a solitary surcharge of $300. Pet food and water bowls will be provided upon request.
New York is a city of dizzying energy, fast paced rhythm and maximal concentration of events and impressions per given unit of time, which will leave long-lasting memories. A journey here is a lifetime filled with diverse architecture, photos, people, music, local cuisine and the most powerful emotions.
Come to New York with your dog - wander, explore, enjoy and take in the true atmosphere of America.
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