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Best Dog-Friendly Places in Boston

November 18, 2020

The Overlook’s pet-friendly apartment community, complete with an on-site pet run and pet wash, is best complemented by Boston’s best dog-friendly places. From cafes and parks, to open-air shopping destinations, our neighborhood offers endless adventures with your best friend. We’ve put together a list of several spots in the city for you and Fido to enjoy close to home.

Hunnewell Park

Located just 2 miles from The Overlook at St. Gabriels in Brighton, Hunnewell Park offers 4.6 acres of fenced-in recreational spaces. This includes an off-leash area for your pup to run free, make new friends and catch a ball or two. The on-leash section of the park features plenty of trees and gorgeous green spaces perfect for a ​scenic afternoon stroll with your four-legged companion.

SoWa Open Market

Nestled in Boston’s South End, the SoWa Market is home to over 200 vendors. Discover various artists, local farmers, food trucks, breweries and cideries. Make a day out of their dog parks and pooch-friendly patios. You’ll both enjoy eating, shopping, and playing your way through one of Boston’s best bazaars.

Boston Common

Known as America’s oldest park, Boston Common is a popular recreational area that offers 50 acres of green space. While dogs on leash are welcome all throughout the park, Boston Common features two dedicated areas for dogs to play off-leash. ​Your fur babies can take in the mist from the fountains and sniff flowers in the Common’s peaceful gardens.

South End Buttery

Grab your pup, and head out for a delectable brunch at South End Buttery. Located just a few minutes from Overlook, this neighborhood favorite welcomes your furry-friends with open arms. The best part? The business donates to ​several pet rescue charities in the area, and the cafe is decorated with photos of local rescue dogs and cats.

Freedom Trail

Switch up your daily walking route, and show your pup some history on Boston’s Freedom Trail. Beginning at Boston Common, this pet-friendly, 2.5-mile-long path stretches through Downtown Boston and Charlestown. It passes through 16 historical landmarks, including the Massachusetts State House, Kings Chapel and Burying Ground, Old State House and so much more.

The perfect home for you and your furry-friend to thrive awaits at The Overlook at St. Gabriels. Schedule a tour of our pet-friendly apartment community today, and start living the high-end lifestyle you and your best friend were meant to lead in our dog-loving city of Boston.

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