Dog-Friendly NYC Activities in Midtown

New Yorkers are experts at pampering their pooches, even bringing them to dog friendly NYC hotels. Case in point: New York Magazine’s latest article on the rise of dog birthday parties. From upmarket grooming to outdoor parks to dog-friendly restaurants, here’s how to spend a day treating your pup to dog friendly NYC activities in Midtown—because man’s best friend deserves a vacation too.

Pamper your pet: Canine Styles

Since 1959, “lifestyle brand” Canine Styles has offered grooming and luxury pet products to Manhattan’s Uptown dogs. Find  toys, clothing, collars, leashes, beds and carriers at one of three Manhattan locations (two on the Upper East Side, one Upper West). Its Master Groomers deliver consultation and styling from 8:30 am until 3:00pm daily.

Canine Styles: 800 Lexington Ave., 212-838-2064

Brunch with your dog: Barking Dog

Pups aren’t allowed inside, but they can enjoy dog treats from outdoor patio tables at Barking Dog. The canine-themed restaurant chain serves pancakes, waffles, omelets and wraps for you, and a dog water fountain and treat jar for your pet.

Barking Dog Luncheonette: 1453 York Ave., 212-861-3600

Let your dog off the leash: Peter Detmold Park

This park in Turtle Bay has a restored gazebo and Hudson River views. Sit on benches from the World’s Fair as your dog plays without a leash in the enclosed running space. Just a short walk from the best in dog friendly NYC hotels, it’s the East Side’s best spot for letting the dogs roam free.

Peter Detmold Park: 454 E. 51st St.

Get the red carpet treatment: Hotel 48LEX

Hotel 48LEX is happy to welcome your traveling canine companions. Simply let the hotel know that you’ll have a pet (or pets!) at least three days prior to arrival, and a dog bowl a cushy dog bed, and custom tag with the hotel’s address will be ready for your stay.

Hotel 48LEX: 517 Lexington Ave., 212-888-3500