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Dog-Friendly Activities in Saratoga Springs

With its prime location right downtown, our Saratoga Springs boutique hotel The Downtowner is a great place to go on a lark—and good news, your dog can come too! Dogs are welcome in our pet-friendly suites, allowing you to relax and enjoy a weekend in Upstate New York with your four-legged friend in tow. Unpack your dog bed and then enjoy these recommendations for dog-friendly activities in Saratoga Springs.

Many downtown shops and boutiques are dog-friendly, with dogs welcome into the store and water bowls on the street. Thanks to a city initiative Dog-Friendly Downtown, you can easily find out which shops welcome your pet. One of our favorites is Bella & Lindy Saratoga's Pet Boutique, with plenty of chic accessories for you and your dog. Treats for Fido will make the visit to the pet boutique enjoyable for both you and your pup.

For some fresh air, take your four-legged friend to any number of Saratoga Springs' dog-friendly parks. There is a dog park in the Saratoga Spa State Park off of South Broadway Street. Its fenced-in area means you can let your dog run free without worry. Dogs are allowed in the rest of the state park too, just on a leash. Explore the arts center, golf courses, and 12 miles of trails with your dog in tow.

Historic Congress Park downtown Saratoga Springs is another great spot to take your dog for a walk. It's just a 5-minute walk from The Downtowner and has lots of great sights. From a historic carousel to an 1870s casino, you'll enjoy exploring the park while your dog gets his exercise. Between boutique shopping and beautiful walks, you've got yourself a stay full of dog-friendly activities in Saratoga Springs.