Known for its shopping destinations, historic buildings, and artistic communities, New York’s SoHo, located in Lower Manhattan, is a popular destination for both locals and visitors alike. With easy access via subway and a span of about 73 acres, there are plenty of streets to travel down and explore. SoHo is home to the luxurious SoHo Grand Hotel which has its own dedicated dog park for hotel guests and welcomes friendly Fidos into their rooms with pleasure. The area is also home to PupCulture, a treat for any pooch in need of basic grooming or full-on pampering at the doggy spa. The air can get a little chilly in the fall and winter months, and with not too many places to take cover with your pup, expect to bundle up with some jackets or sweaters until you can get back indoors.
SoHo is undoubtedly an urban paradise, surrounded by tall buildings and laid out in concrete streets and walkways. The terrain is about as flat as it can get and will typically mean a much easier walk with little effort to keep pace. Your dog may enjoy the city smells and exciting sounds, but be prepared to stay outdoors for the majority of your walk. In the summer, the concrete can get a bit steamy and uncomfortable to paws, so boots may come in handy as well. Despite the lack of areas to get any high intensity exercise done, SoHo has 26 blocks to explore and plenty of streets to drift up and down with new things to see each time. Your dog will certainly be happy if he loves to see new people and new places in the city.
Unfortunately for nature lovers, SoHo is fairly barren of any real nature spots. While the SoHo Grand Hotel has its own dog park, the space is limited to hotel guests only. There are a few parks along the streets bordering the area, but with its cast-iron buildings and city streets, SoHo is a much better destination for those who are already used to urban living. Take a few doggy bags along for the walk when venturing out in order to properly clean up and be prepared to encounter plenty of other people as the area is very often bustling. Overall, SoHo is a great place to take a day trip and should absolutely not be passed up by the adventurous city dweller.