Philadelphia, a city rich in history, is also rich in pet-friendly fun for you and your four-legged friends. Whether you prefer learning about history and architecture while walking cobbled streets or relaxing in a pet friendly brewery, you won’t lack fun things to do in the city of brotherly love.
Hungry? Philadelphia is a foodie town with top-rated restaurants and bars offering pet-friendly patios. Or grab a famous pretzel or other fast treat from the many food carts throughout the city.
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Best Time To Visit
Visiting Philadelphia in the spring shoulder season from March to May brings mild weather and views of flowering trees. Of course, the historic sites are crowded during the school year and the summer—they’re the perfect educational field trip for students in the tri-state area.
Fall brings similar weather with a bit more rain. And both the spring and fall will offer good values on hotel stays.
Nearby campgrounds are more likely to be open during the summer months. Summer heat and humidity will have you sympathizing with the founding fathers who worked in Independence Hall in long coats and breeches.
Things Not To Miss
One way to get the flavor of this beautifully planned town is to visit the 5 public squares incorporated into the city’s design by William Penn. These public parks offer shady strolls. And they are surrounded by neighborhoods filled with restaurants with pet friendly patios.
In West Philadelphia, historic Bartram’s Garden provides an oasis among the asphalt. It’s the oldest, surviving botanical garden in the United States. And dogs are welcome on the grounds.
Or go ghost hunting after dark on one of the city’s pet friendly haunted tours.
Don’t forget to visit Fairmount Park—the largest urban park in the country. You’ll find miles of trails and special events from free summer concerts to kite flying contests.
Get a snapshot of the famous Boathouse Row while walking along the Schuylkill River. And see local college crew rowing on the river.
Once you arrive in Philadelphia you’ll wonder why you never visited it with your pets before.