Dog-friendly ferry ride on New York’s East River | thepupdiary.com

24 Jun

We don’t have to go far for a dog-friendly cruise around Manhattan. Departing from east 34th Street, the East River Ferry allows dogs in bags, and at $4 per ride or $12 for a day pass, the ferry is a fun way to travel the city. (We use the stroller since it gives us more room and extra storage space.) Bring your camera for great views including the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, and more!

On the East River Ferry

On the East River Ferry

We left 34th Street and headed to Brooklyn Bridge Park/DUMBO for brunch at the dog-friendly Sunday Smorgasburg in the Tobacco Warehouse. (NOTE: The Saturday Smorgasburg in the East River State Park is not dog friendly.) The park offers beautiful views of the Manhattan skyline, plenty of paths to explore, and 2 dog runs. Unfortunately, dogs are not welcome on the lawns. Luke’s Lobster and No. 7 Sub have a cute walk-up cafe under the Brooklyn Bridge – a pawfect place to stop for a drink! It’s also fun to sit near the water and Jane’s Carousel.

Smorgasburg at the Tobacco Warehouse welcomes pups

Smorgasburg at the Tobacco Warehouse welcomes pups

From Brooklyn Bridge Park we took the ferry back to Manhattan and Wall Street/The South Street Seaport. We headed to our favorite doggy boutique with the best doggy snack bar, The Salty Paw, at the end of Pier 17. From there we checked out the new SmorgasBar, part of the Seaport’s SEE/CHANGE lineup for this summer. SmorgasBar is open daily through October. The Seaport will show outdoor movies every week during the summer and also has new retail container pop-up shops. We headed a few blocks north to check out the New Amsterdam Market and then back to the ferry for our trip to 34th Street. A fun day on the water!

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