Pet-Friendly Attractions in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania may be known for its welcoming residents, but across the commonwealth, there are plenty of places where humans aren’t the only ones given top-notch service. In Pennsylvania, pets also take center stage, and many landmarks and properties give our four-legged friends the five-star treatment.

 

Independence National Historic Park - Philadelphia and its Countryside

Philadelphia
www.nps.gov/inde/index.htm
Located in historic Philadelphia, visitors can walk though America’s history and bring their pets along as well. See Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, and historic buildings from the Congress of 1776 for a glimpse of the area where the country’s founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence.

 

Valley Forge National Historic Park - Philadelphia and its Countryside

Valley Forge
www.nps.gov/vafo/index.htm
This historic park is committed to education and preservation of the Revolutionary War. The park offers a variety of ongoing programs and special events, and dogs are allowed on the trails.

 

Gettysburg National Military Park - Dutch Country Roads

Gettysburg
www.nps.gov/gett/index.htm
Probably the most famous American battlefield, Gettysburg marked the turning point in the Civil War and the site where President Lincoln gave his famous Gettysburg Address. Dogs are allowed to visit the outside portions of the battlefield, where visitors can take a walking tour or auto tour with audio to hear the story of Gettysburg.

 

Brandywine Battle Historic Site - Philadelphia and its Countryside

Chadds Ford
www.thebrandywine.com/attractions/battle.html
This site depicts one of the most famous battles of the Revolutionary War. Filled with interpretive exhibits, special events, a visitor center with a museum and gift shop, and three different self-guided driving tours, visitors and their dogs will have a blast throughout the park and on the trails.

 

Greenwood Furnace State Park - The Alleghenies

Huntingdon
www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/greenwoodfurnace.aspx
Pets can join a family camping excursion at historic Greenwood Furnace State Park, located in Pennsylvania’s scenic Seven Mountains. Once a busy ironmaking community, the 423-acre park is an area of rugged beauty with abundant wildlife and peaceful solitude.

 

Washington Crossing - Philadelphia and its Countryside

Washington Crossing
www.nps.gov/nr/travel/delaware/was.htm
This historic park commemorates where General George Washington and his men crossed the Delaware River to win a major victory toward gaining America's independence. Dogs are allowed throughout the outdoor grounds.

 

Westin Convention Center - Pittsburgh and its Countryside

Pittsburgh
www.starwoodhotels.com/westin
Enjoy views of Pittsburgh’s spectacular city skyline in this downtown hotel and convention center. Situated in the middle of the business and cultural district, guests and their pets have easy access to a variety of local attractions and entertainment. Upon arrival, guests receive a welcome kit for their pets including other nearby attractions that are pet friendly as well as a luxurious pet bed, floor mats, food bowls and more.

 

Host Inn All Suites - Upstate PA

Wilkes-Barre
www.hostinnwilkesbarrepa.com
Located in the heart of Wyoming Valley and nestled at the foot of the Pocono Mountains, the Host Inn is an all-suite hotel perfect for a getaway for guests and their pets. With full kitchens in suites, an indoor pool and a fitness center, the entire family will be relaxed and ready for a ski, golf, or casino themed vacation.

 

The Yorktowne Hotel - Dutch Country Roads

York
www.yorktowne.com
Since its opening in 1925, the renaissance revival style Yorktowne Hotel has been known as the place to go for luxury and style. Now, this historic hotel’s service and style is extended to four-legged guests as well as traditional visitors. Conveniently located in the heart of York's downtown historic area, owners and pets can explore the surrounding area. Just a 15-minute drive away is Canine Meadows, a 13.5 acre off-leash dog park.

 

Rittenhouse Hotel - Philadelphia and its Countryside

Philadelphia
www.rittenhousehotel.com
This luxurious hotel is located in the heart of Philadelphia’s trendy Rittenhouse Square. Ranked as one of the top places in the world to stay, and voted the #2 Hotel to Travel with Dogs by Delta Sky Magazine, it’s also the place for style for people and their four-legged friends. Gourmet treats and a personalized pet bowl are available for the VIPs (Very Important Pooches) at the Front Desk. Dog sitters and walkers can be arraigned through the concierge for a slight minimal fee. And just outside, Rittenhouse Square Park is perfect for a morning stroll, and nearby hotspot Rouge treats pets to a bowl of water and a treat while human companions enjoy upscale bistro fare.

 

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort - Laurel Highlands

Farmington
www.nemacolinwooflands.com
The entire family, including pets, can enjoy the Nemacolin experience. While adults and children are exploring at the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, the furry ones can be found nextdoor at the Nemacolin Wooflands. Situated in the Laurel Highlands of southwestern Pennsylvania, the Pet Resort and Spa provides four-legged guests with every imaginable amenity, including specially designed indoor and outdoor play areas, an indoor pool, group and one-on-one recreation, and a state-of-the-art grooming salon and spa. Owners are welcome to visit their pets throughout the vacation. A full service animal care facility is located next to the resort for any necessary services.

 

Conneaut Lake Bark Park - Pennsylvania’s Great Lakes Region

Conneaut Lake
www.conneautlakebarkpark.com/
Let your pets run loose on this 63-acre facility that is geared for furry friends and their owners. Facilities at the park include The Dog House, a 2,400 square foot facility that offers boarding kennels, doggie day care, self-service dog washing and pet sitting. Pets can run wild on dock diving platforms on the park’s two large ponds or run free on four off-leash areas. New pet owners can also bring their new friends to the park for one of the training classes.