Flushing is one of the five boroughs of Queens, New York. It is known to have the second largest Chinatown in New York City, a vibrant middle class and blue-collar community. The business district in New York is expansive and surprisingly to some, Downtown Flushing breaks the top 5 list as the fourth largest central district for business in NY proper.
Interested in getting a fresh air with Fido in Flushing? You can find the Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, which is the fourth largest public park in New York City. It is a fantastic destination that has activities for the whole family, including your furry family member. Have fun in the playground, Zoo, New York Hall of Science, as well as the Queens Museum of Art. Don’t forget the ever famous Unisphere. Dogs are allowed to walk through and enjoy the park, excluding the bathing facilities, such as the New York City beach. To avoid any problems make sure Fido is well-behaved and leashed. Most importantly, don’t forget to clean up after him! You can also take you family and dog to Kissena Park. It is a large park that is surrounded by baseball and soccer fields, tennis and basketball courts, playgrounds for kids plus a scenic jogging or walking route. You can also enjoy some sightseeing in their lovely lake where there are fish, ducks, turtles and sometimes swans.
In Flushing, traveling with your dog is easy. If you’re still looking for a place to stay, check out the Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel. This will be you and your pup’s home away from home. It’s located in Chinatown and is just a few miles away from the LaGuardia airport. They offer shuttle services from the airport, non-smoking rooms, restaurants and a fitness center. Most importantly, all rooms allow one pet under 60 pounds at no additional cost.
Alley Pond Park is an awesome trailed park that your dog would love to adventure on. Although the trails are mostly flat, the park has more than enough room for running and playing. Alley Pond Park also has baseball fields, a picnic area, and tons of open fields. The Greek Family Restaurant is a great eatery to take your pooch to if you’re both dying for some food, offering traditional Greek fare. Their outdoor seating area is dog-friendly and the staff doesn’t hesitate to bring your dog some fresh water and give him tons of love.
Cunningham Park Dog Run is a spacious park for your pup to have some off-leash fun. The park is separated into two sections for small and large breeds, has picnic benches for people to relax on, and a water fountain for the dogs. The ground can sometimes get muddy when it’s cold, but usually wood chips line the floor to help prevent muddy paws. There are also plenty of trees to help keep the park shaded, so your dog will feel comfortable on a hot day. If you and your pup get hungry after all that romping, try out Sabroso, a Mexican restaurant that allows your dog to enjoy a meal with you on their outdoor patio.
Bayside is home to the Little Bay Dog Run, a lovely park for your pup to run around and have some fun. The park is separated by large and small breeds, and each park has a doggie water fountain to keep your dog hydrated. The park is located on the waterfront, and although your dog can’t access the water from the park, it still makes for a great scenic view while your dog has fun. When it’s time to grab dinner, head over to C.J. Sullivan’s American Grill and enjoy some delicious pub fare food. Their outdoor patio is pet-friendly, and the two of you can watch tv on their large screen televisions while you eat.
Downtown has an amazing Malaysian restaurant that is perfect for you and your dog to grab a bite to eat. PappaRich offers authentic Malaysian cuisine like rice, roti, and curry, and their outdoor patio is dog-friendly. The staff is super accommodating to pets, and locals say that you don’t have to worry about your dog picking up scraps of food since the outdoors is always clean. The restaurant is on the second floor of the building that allows a beautiful overview of the city when you sit outside. PappRich is extremely popular, so be prepared to wait to be seated and for your food.
If you and your dog are walking around Astoria, be sure to stop by Top Dog Dinners. This amazing store allows you to make customized dog food that suits every need your dog has. You explain every detail about your dog, any allergies they have, plus medications, and Top Dog Dinners will make a food that works perfect for them that isn’t too expensive. They even allow you to test the food before you buy it to make sure your dog will love it. Locals love how knowledgeable the workers are and the materials that go into the product. If you need the food shipped to you on a regular basis, Top Dog Dinners can cover that too.