Although a bustling metropolis, Chicago is home to an abundant outdoors scene. Perfect for any pet lover, you can find plenty of green spaces and beautiful spots to enjoy your holiday along with your pet.
See the iconic ‘bean’ sculpture and bask in the sun, or shelter from the wind at Millennium Park. Even better are all the amazing free activities on offer in the park. From yoga, to free movies screenings, and even festivals, this is a park with a little extra. Also, your dog will love the green spaces.
Free for everyone to wander along, be it man or beast, the Chicago River Walk is a glorious spot to stroll down on the south bank of the Chicago River. There are plenty of places to stop for a coffee or a slice of deep-dish pizza to fuel your walk. In the summer, head along down to the beach, because Chicago may not have an ocean,1 but it does have a thriving, freshwater beach. On the shores of Lake Michigan, you can find you can find busy or less busier options depending on how close to the city you are. All of them are great to hang out with your pet.
Once you are hungry, there are lots of Farmers Markets around Chicago, on every day of the week. Here, you and your pet are free to stroll, sample tasty nibbles, and pick up some fresh produce too. If you want dining with a difference, Chicago will be your new favorite city. Because these awesome eateries do not only tolerate pets, they cater for them! 312 Chicago in the Magnificent Mile neighborhood has its own pet friendly menu, so you can enjoy a delicious bowl of pasta while your pet munches on salmon and rice or peanut butter doggy treats.