Chelsea is right across from Boston, and brings the bustle and comforts of the city with it. Chelsea doesn’t have a vet within the city borders, but with Boston’s ample options just a short drive away the community is still well served.
Chelsea is a city where you never have to leave your dog behind to enjoy the finer things in life. An evening in Chelsea, MA isn’t complete until you’ve visited Mystic Brewery with your dog. Well behaved dogs are welcome outside and inside this high class neighborhood bar that specializes in seasonal and limited run beers. Mystic Brewery doesn’t serve food, except for treats for canine companions, so be sure to eat before you go!
Work off some energy at PORT Park. This park caters to humans, with an active playground scene, but dogs will love the walking trails. Head out of the main park to walk beside the water for some of the best views in Chelsea. The trails are easy, primarily paved and flat, making them perfect for a quick walking morning or night. Just bring a water bowl! At the end of the day, head to your TownSuites Place pet-friendly hotel room to rest, recover, and get ready for another great day in Chelsea.
Mary O’Malley State Park overlooks the Mystic River in Chelsea, and offers a clear and panoramic view of the Boston skyline and the Tobin Bridge. The paved walkways around the park make it easy to take your pooch on a leashed walk or enjoy the expansive open areas for a game of fetch. Bring your lunch with you and enjoy a quick picnic at one of the many tables throughout the park before leaving. Nearby, PORT Park is an unexpected green space with unique views of the waterfront and bridges. You’ll enjoy cool breeze off the water on sizzling summer walks.
Winnisimmet Park features plenty of benches for sitting, as well as the Stebbins Fountain, Soldiers Monument and other art sculptures. The manicured grass, shrubs, and trees are surrounded by a decorative wrought iron fence. This is also the home of the Chelsea Christmas Tree. The park is small and best for resting with your pooch after a brisk walk on the sidewalks around the neighborhood. If your pup needs more outdoor adventure, head to nearby Quigley Park, a small .55-acre park with plenty of space for your pup to exercise on leash.
Take Fido to Highland Park for an enjoyable leashed walk through the 1.74-acre park. The tall trees provide plenty of shade for your pawsome walk during the spring and summer. Benches are available for a rest while you watch the activity on the basketball courts. Bellingham Hill Park is an open .41-acre area with beautiful landscaping. The curved walking paths lead past benches and tables for an afternoon picnic. The nearby Box District Park is a plaza area that draws visitors to the water play area in this neighborhood. This is a very small park with a lush green open lawn.
Enjoy the ‘paw-some’ view of the bridge and downtown Boston skyline from Malone Park (Soldiers’ Home). Fido will enjoy a leashed walk-about in the small, 0.137-acre park and a leisurely Frisbee toss as you observe the many activities going on in the park. Your pup will also enjoy a leashed walk at Paul A. Dever Park that has an open grassy space for some fetching, jumping, and wrestling as you enjoy the serenity of this small park. Watch for chipmunks and ground squirrels that scamper across your path. Bring a picnic and relax a while in such a beautiful place.