You may think taking your dogs with you to New York City is crazy and you may be right but I did it! I wouldn’t recommend doing it if you are going to be there for an extended period of time. I was just there for a couple of days so we did a lot of walking around, eating take out and having coffees in the parks. Finding a hotel that allows dogs is another challenge but there are some in and around Time Square.
We stayed at The Kimpton Muse Hotel in Manhattan on W 46th Street. It is a lovely boutique hotel in the heart of Time Square and they love dogs! So much so that they even allow your pup to attend the nightly wine reception they hold in the lobby. They also provide comfy dog beds, dog bowls, treats and “courtesy bags” for when you take a walk. They have a list of nearby parks that you can walk to and also groomers and dog-friendly restaurants. The best thing about The Muse is that they don’t have a limit on how many dogs, I have two, and they don’t charge you any extra! If you’re looking for a dog-friendly hotel in Manhattan, I highly recommend The Kimpton Muse Hotel!
**Tip** Take “paw wipes” with you. Even if the weather is nice, you would not believe how dirty their little paws are when you come back from a stroll!
A short stroll away, about three blocks, is Bryant Park. It was an easy walk to take the pups for potty breaks. If your dog is anything like our Daisy, she needs to have grass to go! So we walked several times to Bryant Park but it wasn’t all bad. There were some lovely sites along the way and also a Starbucks right on the corner so that we could sit in the park and have coffee. We were there in December so they had ice skating in the park that was fun to watch. Bryant Park is a nice park to visit all year, you can check out their website here.
And of course we went to Central Park, my favorite! Who doesn’t love a stroll through Central Park? It doesn’t matter what season it is, the park is packed with tourists, joggers, dog-walkers and residents. A gem in the middle of a concrete jungle, Central Park gives everyone a feeling of getting away from it all. The pups loved walking through the park and trying to chase all the squirrels.
So would I take the pups back to NYC? Absolutely! See you soon Manhattan…