The oldest chartered city in the Western Hemisphere, the capital of New York State, rolls out the red carpet for guests at Albany pet friendly hotels.
Many of the railways that used to bind this once-industrial portion of the state have now been converted into trails. The Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Trail enters Albany from the west and turns south along the Hudson River, offering as many miles as you and your pet can handle.
For shopping, Stuyvesant Plaza, opposite the State University of New York, is the most accommodating to your pet. The outdoor shopping center contains 60 shops and eateries to browse with your furry friend, as long as you leash and clean up after your dog. Ask permission at each shop before you go in together.
If you want to dine in above-mall elegance, restaurants with outdoor seating like the Iron Gate Café are your best bet. Located on the edge of Center Square, the cafe is open for breakfast, brunch and lunch. Your dog is welcome on the patio here.
The best social scene for dogs staying at Albany pet friendly hotels is in Washington Park, the capital’s premier site for festivals and gatherings. There, dogs get to romp freely on 81 acres, meet friends, chase squirrels and take a dip in the lake on hot days.