Charlestown is a historical and charming neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts. In fact, it is the oldest place in Boston, founded way back in 1629! This means that Charlestown attracts a lot of tourists looking for an insight into American history. But, don’t worry; you won’t have to leave your pup at home! There are two veterinary clinics in town if your pooch falls ill, with more animal hospitals in the surrounding areas.
When you are in Charlestown and fancy a bite to eat, there are plenty of dog friendly eateries you can visit and enjoy some food. For a spot of lunch, be sure to check out the puptastic, Sorelle Bakery & Café. Here you can choose from fresh pastries and sandwiches and relax at a nice table out on the patio where your dog can feel at home. You can also enjoy dinner at the Navy Yard Bistro & Wine Bar. This place offers casual dining for a meal out, as well as a selection of wine and beers to enjoy. What’s more, your furry friend can join you at a patio table!
If you are looking for a place to stay when you are in Charlestown, you will be happy to hear that the Residence Inn by Marriott on Tudor Wharf is dog friendly. Here you can enjoy a pawsome and comfortable stay and bring two pups of any size, as long as you pay an additional fee.
When you are in town, you have got to bring your pup to Paul Revere Dog Park! This is paradise for your pooch where he can run and roam off-leash on the open grass lawn. It is a beautiful place located under Zakim Bridge, and there is no better treat for a good boy or girl! There are plenty of benches to relax and admire the view. In the neighborhood, you can also explore Boston National Historical Park, as long as your dog is on their leash. You can wander around the Freedom Trail, which stretches for 2.5 miles and learn about the American Revolution, while letting your pup enjoy some fresh air and exercise!
When you are out exploring Charlestown with your pup and you get hungry, check out Prescott! This is a welcoming restaurant that lets you bring your furry friend to sit and chill out at one of the outdoor tables when the weather is nice. Here you can enjoy a range of delicious dishes that will suit everyone’s taste, such as a Colonial Chicken Salad Sandwich or Freedom Trail Tacos. Be sure to bring a treat for your pup too so they don’t miss out on any of the fun!
For a day trip with your pup, you can visit the Leathers Park neighborhood in Somerville. Only two miles west of Charlestown, this area features a puptastic dog park where your pooch will have a ball! This is a fenced community dog park called Ed Leathers Dog Park, which means it is perfect for smaller pups to roll and roam off-leash. There is a bench you can sit and watch your dog have fun, and enjoy the shade on the hotter days off the year. Since the park is covered in gravel, there are no muddy paws, making this a pawsome place to socialize and make new furry friends!
If you head west from Charlestown for only two miles, you will reach Prospect Hill. This is a neighborhood in Somerville where you will find a real treat for your pup! Nunziato Field Dog Park is a pawsome place to bring your pooch for some exercise and fun, with fenced areas for off-leash roaming. There are bowls provided so you only have to bring your own water, and you will find waste bags available, in case you furgot your own! When you get hungry, you can drop into Sally O’Brien’s with your pooch and tuck into a delicious sandwich or steak – Bone-a-petit!
In the Area IV neighborhood, you will find some pawsome places to grab a bite to eat where you won’t have to leave your pup at home! The Cambridge Brewing Company serves up a range of tasty dishes with a wide choice of beer to choose from. But, the best bit is that there is an outdoor seating area where your dog can sit with you! If you prefer wine, you can head to the Belly Wine Bar. Here you can enjoy two ounce glasses so you can try several of the wines on the menu, as well as dig in to some delicious snacks. Your pup is welcome to join you at one of the outdoor tables for some relaxation.