Nicknamed “Southie,” South Boston is a growing neighborhood in Massachusetts. This neighborhood has a heritage of Irish-American culture and a historical Revolutionary War marker. Since the neighborhood is still evolving, most dog friendly activities are located just outside this beautiful waterfront neighborhood.
Within twenty miles of South Boston, dog-friendly activities flourish in neighboring towns. Restaurants, for one, line the neighboring areas of Boston, creating a warm inviting environment for all dogs and their hungry owners. Boston is home to two of the highest-rated, dog-friendly restaurants in Massachusetts: Blunch and Wired Puppy. Blunch specializes in brunch foods, but also provides dog biscuits for your beloved pooch to munch on while you are enjoying your meal. Wired Puppy is your typical coffee shop, but with extra bonuses. Wired Puppy allows you not only to let your dog lounge outside with you on the patio, but inside as well! On top of that perk, Wired Puppy serves some of the best coffee and muffins around! Nearby in Everett, the local dog-friendly brewery is a sure hit with locals. With more than a dozen beer brands to choose from, you can either relax and enjoy a few with Fido by your side, or take the beer of your choice to go.
South Boston has several affordable lodging accommodations that allow dogs at discounted rates. Other dog-friendly activities such as dog parks are available, as well as other pet services, so your pal will have everything he needs while he’s here.
Nahant is home to a beautiful doggy beach. With soft sandy shores and crystal water to frolic in, Nahant Doggy Beach will leave your dog’s tail wagging for sure. All dogs are asked to be leashed, but this fun beach paradise is a pawfect distance from South Boston at 45 minutes. Why not relax in the sand, walk along the shoreline and pick up shells, or cool off in the gentle waves of Nahant with your fur-legged best friend beside you? To top it off, the lovely Nahant Dog Beach is highly recommended by past beach goers due to its cleanliness and friendly atmosphere!
Weymouth, Massachusetts is estimated to be around 30 minutes from South Boston. With two dog parks to choose from, Weymouth will make your dog's eyes sparkle with excitement. One of the parks, Stodder's Neck, is surrounded by three small bodies of water and a rock wall. The park offers several trails and woods to explore and exercise with Fido. The park spreads a ride range of bowls throughout the area so dogs can stay hydrated and happy. Dogs may feel free to swim and play with other park dogs in the water and frolic through the fields as long as they want.
Weston is a beautiful city that is less than 40 minutes from South Boston, and is known for its warm welcoming environment. Weston's local hiking trail called Cat Rock Park is rated five dog bones amongst local hikers. With wooded trails and a swimming pond, Cat Rock Park is your dog's utopian dream destination. Your dog is more than welcomed to romp off-leash with fellow four-legged companions. The park is spacious enough that park goers can spread out and enjoy optimal exercise. With the beautiful wildlife scenery to admire and explore through, this hiking trail definitely receives two paws up!
Stoneham is a 40-minute drive from South Boston, but is well worth the commute. Offering a variety of different terrains, the beautiful Sheepfold Park in Stoneham has something to suit everyone. With small bodies of water, nice woodland areas, and vast open fields, Sheepfold could be your next happy place. Your fur baby is asked to remain on-leash when walking the trails, but that’s okay, because by your side is your dog's favorite place to be! However, there is a designated off-leash area where acres of grassy fields are available for your beloved pet to romp off-leash with other dogs.