Boston is the perfect place for you and your best friend. Whether you're dining, shopping, exploring the city’s green spaces, or grabbing the perfect pint – we've gathered the best dog-friendly activities and hotels for you and your pet. 

Dog-Friendly Dining, Breweries, and Beer Gardens

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There is no better dinner date than your pup to have a pint with. Boston has numerous outdoor options to wine and dine with your best friend. During the season, make sure to also check out some of Boston’s dog-friendly beer gardens, such as Cisco Beer Garden in the Seaport and Trillium on the Greenway

State Street Provisions

A welcoming contemporary restaurant with a touch of rustic charm, State Street Provisions is today’s…

South End Buttery

The Buttery quickly became a neighborhood mainstay with award-winning specialty coffees and teas…

Trade Boston

Trade Boston is a Greek restaurant inspired by coastal Mediterranean flavors. James Beard Award…

75 Chestnut

Nestled in the historic neighborhood of Beacon Hill, 75 Chestnut provides regional American comfort…

75 on Liberty Wharf

75 on Liberty Wharf, Thomas A. Kershaw’s newest addition to the Hampshire House Corporation, is as…


dbar is Dorchester's premiere destination for fine dining, delicious cocktails and exciting…

Bow Market

From your first cup of coffee to your last round, and every meal and errand in between, Bow Market…

Please also note the City of Boston Requirements for Dog Owners: 

  1. ALL Dogs must have evidence of current license and rabies shot for each animal 
  2. ALL Dogs leashed at all times, not fastened to a table 
  3. No Dogs allowed on chairs, benches, tables, etc. 
  4. Management reserves the right to refuse entry or ask the patron with a dog to leave for failure to comply, fighting, barking, or any other disruptive behavior. 

Dog-Friendly Events & Activities

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There are so many events and activities to attend with your furry best friend. From ‘yappy hours’ to festivals, walking tours, and more – fill your dog-friendly itinerary with everything Boston has to offer. Check out dog-friendly walking tours such as the Freedom Trail, activities and excursions such as paddling on the Charles River or traveling with Boston Harbor City Cruises, shopping, and dining at neighborhood gems like Bow Market, or visiting Boston’s first dog park and bar, Park 9 in Everett.  

Park-9 Ugly Sweater Party Dec 08

Park-9 Ugly Sweater Party

Grab your favorite fit and head to Park-9 on Friday, December 8th for our first-ever Ugly Sweater…

Paint Your Pet at Park-9 Dec 14

Paint Your Pet at Park-9

Come sip and paint a pet portrait at Park-9! Register online and upload the cutest picture of your…

Dog-Friendly Shopping

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Did someone say retail therapy? Bring your best furry friend along as you explore the best of Boston’s dog-friendly shopping. Don't miss out on dog-friendly markets and events such as SoWa Open Market or Open Newbury

Bow Market

From your first cup of coffee to your last round, and every meal and errand in between, Bow Market…

Faneuil Hall Marketplace

The lively core of Boston's historic waterfront, and the nation's premier urban marketplace. Housed…

Dog-Friendly Parks

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Did you know Boston has 2300 acres of green space? That is so much space for you and your pet to explore! Whether it's exploring one of Boston's local parks, historic gardens or visiting a local beach (mainly dog-friendly after Labor Day), there is something for every adventure. Some of our favorites include The Charles River Esplanade, Castle Island Beach, the Emerald Necklace, and, of course, the Boston Common & Public Garden. 

There are also many options throughout Boston’s 23 neighborhoods for dog-specific parks. Some of our recommendations include: 

  • RUFF North End Dog Park: Accessible from Prince Street through the Defilippino Playground and the intersection of Snow Hill and Hull Street. 
  • Carleton Court Dog Park: SW Corridor Park (between Dartmouth and W Newton St) 
  • Richmond Street Dog Park: Richmond Street between North and Fulton Streets. 
  • The Underground Dog Park: S Bay Harbor Trail – under the highway. 
  • South Boston Bark Park: 1280 Columbia Road 
  • Peters Park Dog Park: 1205 Washington St. 
  • East 1st Dog Park: 768-764 E 1st St. 
  • Playground Dog Park: 135-141 A St. 

Dog-Friendly Hotels

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When traveling overnight to Boston, there are many options to bring your pup along. Check out our recommended list of dog-friendly hotels: 

The Langham, Boston

After just completing a multi-million dollar transformation, The Langham, Boston begins a new era…

Hilton Boston Park Plaza

An unrivaled blend of authentic heritage and contemporary sophistication attract travelers from…

The Colonnade Hotel

Boston's independent lifestyle hotel that takes pride in its ability to pay the utmost attention to…

Godfrey Hotel Boston

Located in the heart of Boston's Downtown Crossing neighborhood, The Godfrey Hotel Boston, combines…

Hotel AKA Back Bay

AKA is thrilled to announce the newest addition to our luxury hotel collection. Formerly the Loews…

Boston Harbor Hotel

Situated on Boston Harbor at the edge of the financial district, beautifully appointed rooms, fine…

The Eliot Hotel

An elegant European-style suite hotel located in historic Back Bay within walking distance to…

The Revolution Hotel

Located at the intersection of Berkley and Appleton Streets in the heart of Boston’s South End, The…

The Liberty Hotel Boston

The Liberty Hotel is a blend of history, high-style luxury and hometown warmth - the ideal place for…

Fairmont Copley Plaza

Fairmont Copley Plaza has been a symbol of Boston's rich history and elegance since its gala opening…

Dog-Friendly Travel

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Traveling with your pet should be easy and enjoyable. Check out the many ways to travel with them both to and from Boston, as well while you’re in the city – such as all MBTA routes.  

Boston Harbor City Cruises

#1 in Cruise Options. #1 in fun. Prepare to set sail with the nation’s largest private operator of passenger vessels, Boston Harbor Cruises. For 84 years, our family-owned operation has been manning the helm of the most high-tech…