If you’re a pet parent buying a home for sale in Boston, you’ll be glad to know that there are some really amazing places to take your dog in this pet-friendly city. We’ve scoped out some of the best, but if you have others, we’d love to hear about them in the comments below!

5 Awesome Places to Take Your Dog in Boston

Dog-friendly places are all over Boston, and we love them because it means you get to spend more time with your four-legged family member(s). Check out these five fun places to take your dog in Boston:

  1. Boston Common
  2. Freedom Trail
  3. Charles River
  4. Beacon Hill
  5. SoWa Open Air Market

Boston Common

If your dog is into stretching her legs on scenic routes, Boston Common is the place to be. As the oldest urban park in the United States, dating all the way back to 1634, Boston Common is where the Colonial militia mustered for the American Revolution. It sits on 50 acres of beautiful, sprawling green space with built-in walking paths. Dogs are welcome anywhere in the park, and there are even designated off-leash areas where you can play.

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Freedom Trail

One of the most famous trails in the world, Freedom Trail is a 2.5-mile path through downtown Boston. It passes 16 different locations that were critical in the history and establishment of the United States as we know it today. These include meeting houses, burial grounds, churches and a number of other remarkable places, which you can tour on your own, join a guided tour to see, or simply stroll by with your dog. (And in case you were wondering, Boston By Foot welcomes well-behaved pups on their guided tours.)

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A Day on The Charles River

The Charles River is an 80-mile-long stretch of water that cuts right through Boston. Along the river’s shoreline, you can stroll with your dog along paved pathways, sit on grassy knolls or enjoy time at family friendly parks. Paddle Boston rents kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards that you and your pooch can share, and Boston Harbor Cruises also welcomes dogs on their tours.

Beacon Hill

Beacon Hill is one of Boston’s oldest neighborhoods, featuring cobblestone streets, quaint and charming architecture, and lots of picture-perfect spots to explore. While you and your dog are exploring, check out the Liberty Hotel, Acorn Street, the formal Public Garden and the shops on Charles street.

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SoWa Open Market

If you enjoy shopping local, the SoWa Open Market at 500 Harrison Avenue is the place to be – and dogs are welcome, provided that they’re on a leash and can remain well-behaved. You’ll find handmade goods, produce, jewelry, baked goods and sweet treats along the way, as well as a farmers’ market, a food truck bazaar and even a beer barn. With over 200 artisans and vendors (with many offering pet-related products), it’s easy to fill an entire day with shopping, food and fun.

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