If you’re a dog parent, then you know just how hard it is to leave your furry friend behind while going on vacation. Few destinations and hotels allow guests to take trips with pets, which can make planning a vacation challenging. However, The Central Hotel Harrisburg understands that your pets are a part of your family and leaving them behind can be a traumatic experience for everyone. Our hotel follows the Best Western Dog Policy, so there’s no need for your family to find dog boarding in Harrisburg, PA—your family pet can take a Harrisburg vacation too! There’s no need to search for “Pet-friendly activities near me,” when you have our one-of-a-kind Harrisburg dog bucket list below.

Pet-Friendly Hikes “Near Me”

No matter your pet’s age and size, we find every dog enjoys a good dog park in Harrisburg, PA. To make your dog’s day, try out one of the pet-friendly hikes “near me,” while on vacation!

Happy Trails Dog Park

Location: Kohl Memorial Park

Why visit Happy Trails Dog Park? Guests enjoy Happy Trails Dog Park because the area is separated into two sections, one for large dogs and one for smaller dogs. There is a five-foot fence surrounding the perimeter and a double-gate entrance to keep dogs safely secured. Happy Trails Dog Park is a beautiful place to meet new friends and hear about other pet-friendly activities “near me.” 

Wildwood Park

Location: 100 Wildwood Way

Why visit Wildwood Park? Guests and their dogs love Wildwood Park because of the lively wildlife population. The dozens of ducks, geese, and squirrels will keep your dog’s tail wagging all vacation long. There are many dog stations along the trails that have waste bags and water fountains.

Harrisburg Area Restaurants that are Pet-Friendly

Whether you’re searching for pet-friendly coffee shops, pet-friendly breweries, or pet-friendly restaurants, we have several recommendations for you. Start your search with our list below, because some of our suggestions even offer food plates for dogs!

  1. Cork & Fork
  2. Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar
  3. Ever Grain Brewing Co.
  4. Grappling Crab Shack
  5. City Line Diner
  6. Note Bistro & Wine Bar
  7. The Lucky Penny Burger Co
  8. Your Place Restaurant & Pub
  9. Crawdaddys
  10. Cocoa Beanery

Best Western Dog Policy at Central Hotel Harrisburg

Now that you have some ideas for your Harrisburg dog bucket list, it’s time to review the guidelines of our Best Western Dog Policy. First, dogs that weigh less than 80 pounds must stay with their owners in a specified room/suite. A $30 charge will be added to your daily room rate. However, if you’re staying at Central Hotel Harrisburg for less than six nights, you may be eligible for a lower pet-friendly room charge. Also, pets must be crated or removed from room/suite before housekeeping’s arrival. Please keep in mind that only two pets are allowed to stay with you during your vacation. To learn more about our dog policy and reserve a pet-friendly room, please contact our hotel reservations staff at 800-644-3144.