Philadelphia loves its four-legged friends, and this weekend, you can show them a little extra love, too. In celebration of National Dog Day on Friday, Aug. 26, there are a few venues in and just a short drive from the city that want to shower Philly pups with love, and we’ve got the scoop on where to go.
Ghost Light Inn
The 12-room boutique inn overlooking the Delaware River in New Hope is offering a special Dog Lover’s Delight package—which is available as an add-on to any reservation from Wednesday to Sunday for $300. The amenities include a Ghost Light dog collar, a personalized dog name tag, a leather potty bag pouch, doggy bandana, dog treats from a local bakery, a gift certificate for a Pet Portrait by L.E Arts, LLC, a pet-friendly local guide for things to do, and more.
And as a release states, come dinnertime, folks are also welcome to dine on-site al fresco alongside their canine friends at Stella of New Hope, Ghost Light Inn’s modern American in-house restaurant also sharing in the Delaware River vista. The restaurant is named after owners Sherri and Kevin Daugherty’s beloved rescued pit bull Stella and features a deluxe Pup Menu, which includes decadent dog-friendly options of Ground Beef & Barley with Sweet Potatoes ($10), Chicken & Brown Rice with English peas ($11), and Farro & Salmon Belly ($14).
50 S. Main Street, New Hope, ghostlightinn.com
Hyatt Centric Center City Philadelphia
There’s another option for a getaway with your pup, but this time, it’s a bit more of a staycation. Rittenhouse Square’s Hyatt is offering Philadelphians and travelers the option to getaway with two pups being just steps away from pooch parks and dog-friendly outdoor cafés, and even a pup-friendly ice cream spot.
And with advance notice, the hotel provides water bowls, doggie treats and in-room dog beds. Hyatt Centric requires a $100 pet fee for guests who stay for 1-6 nights, and a $200 fee for guests who stay for 7-30 nights (and the weight limit for pawed patrons is 50 pounds per dog, or 75 pounds combined for two.)
1620 Chancellor Street, hyatt.com
East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District
There are a few ways to celebrate your pup this weekend on East Passyunk. Philadelphians and their furry friends can head to Sally’s Paw Spaw to indulge in anything ranging from a manicure to a full groom. And shopping-wise, visitors can head to Sally’s, Doggie Style—which has all the pet style needs covered, along with a wide selection of snacks and treats. For dessert, Amelie’s Bark Shop also calls the area home and will be serving up handmade, pup-friendly natural treats and custom cakes.
Seaview Hotel and Golf Resort
Located in the Atlantic City area, pet owners and their furry friends can enjoy Seaview Hotel’s spacious grounds located on 670 acres along Reeds Bay. While there, pups and their owners can walk the miles of trails leading from the Pines Golf Course, or head to one of the nearby beaches to play. Nightly rates start at $242, and a non-refundable pet fee of $50 per pet per stay (max of two pets), will be added to the guest’s room account.
401 S. New York Road, Galloway, seaviewdolcehotel.com