Philadelphia weather can be wet, so an umbrella is a popular accessory in this region. Winters are cool and wet, although temperatures rarely remain below freezing for long and precipitation that occasionally falls as snow does not stick around for too long. However, footwear with good traction is in order when navigating icy walkways during winter walks. Summers are hot and humid. Make sure you and your dog stay hydrated, find shady places to stroll, and avoid overexertion on hot summer days.
A prominent feature of the Chinatown district is the Chinatown Friendship Gate, marking an entrance to the main thoroughfare of the neighborhood. This area is a highly developed urban landscape with commercial storefronts, ethnic restaurants at street level, and residential space on upper floors.
Residents of the area also live in multi-story apartment buildings. These buildings are close set to street fronts and roads are narrow. There is lots of noise and activity in the area and dog walkers should ensure their pets are not stressed out by all the hustle and bustle by acclimatizing and socializing their dogs to the environment.
There are sidewalks throughout the district and the terrain is flat, so pedestrians and pets have safe walkways to traverse. The area is very colorful with decorated storefronts, murals, and decor which provide interest and create a unique backdrop on strolls for you and your pup.
Washington Square has a similar central feature with radiating paths and is heavily treed and shady, making a great walking destination for you and your dog. Your dog may also appreciate a longer walk or a short drive to access the Seger Dog Park which is located several blocks to the south. This enclosed, volunteer run dog park is a great place to take your dog to play. Your pup should be well socialized and have a good recall to use the park. Check online for membership information and regulations to make use of this facility.