Philadelphia has a solid foundation of history, culture, and art, which draws people in every year. Over 39 million visitors came to the city in 2013 alone, and more than a few canine friends came with them, enjoying the sights that Philadelphia has to offer alongside their human families.
The city’s Parks and Recreation Department maintains several historical sites, including the Fairmount Park Historic Houses and the Laurel Hill Cemetery. Franklin Square is one of the five public squares originally laid out by William Penn, and it has transformed into a gathering space for families. With an 18-hole miniature golf course, a classic carousel, and brick walking paths, this park attracts residents and guests alike. Enjoy a picnic with your friends, or take your dog for a walk along the paths.
If you're planning on becoming one with nature, take your pup by the Schuylkill River Trail. This trail meanders for more than beautiful 27 miles alongside the Schuylkill River, stretching from downtown Philadelphia all the way to Valley Forge National Historic Park. The paved path is popular with bicyclists and commuters, but it still offers a quiet alternative for dog walkers who would like to see more of the city at their own unique pace. If you want to socialize with your pup, check out North Third, which is nestled in the Northern Liberties neighborhood which is a distinctly dog-friendly neighborhood hosting dog leash hooks and water bowls for the more than enjoyable outdoor seating area. Don't miss out on the Good Dog Bar, which features a dog-themed restaurant with tons of pictures of dogs on the walls.