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New York City to Norfolk drive with pets

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Pet-friendly stops from New York City to Norfolk

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Here's a sample itinerary for a pet-friendly drive from New York City to Norfolk with your dog or cat. If you're planning a road trip to Norfolk, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Find the best dog parks, pet-friendly accommodations and hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members and GoPetFriendly. Scroll down to see all the pet-friendly stops along the way.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in New York City
drive for about 50 minutes

10:50 am  New Brunswick
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:50 am
drive for about 1 hour

12:58 pm  Philadelphia
stay for about 3 hours
and leave at 3:58 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

5:14 pm  Firefly Music Festival
stay overnight at Hampton Inn Dover (Delaware)
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 3 hours

 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Hampton Inn Dover (Delaware)
drive for about 52 minutes

10:52 am  Lewes
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:52 am
drive for about 1.5 hours

1:11 pm  Chincoteague Island
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:11 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

3:29 pm  Cape Charles (Virginia)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:29 pm
drive for about 56 minutes

5:25 pm  arrive in Norfolk
eat at Kincaid's Fish, Chop, & Steak House
stay at Crowne Plaza Norfolk Downtown

day 2 driving ≈ 4.5 hours

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What are pet-friendly stops along the way?

New Brunswick  (8 answers)
    Donaldson Dog Park  (1 mention)
    Regal Pet Care  (1 mention)
    Park Veterinary Clinic  (1 mention)
    The Rutgers Gardens  (1 mention)
    Petco Pet Store - Milltown  (1 mention)
    Pet Care By Susan  (1 mention)
    Pinky's CatWatch  (1 mention)
    questions about New Brunswick:
        Is there anything worth seeing/doing/eating in or around New Brunswick, NJ???
        What's the best neighborhood in New Brunswick for a first time visitor?

Philadelphia  (122 answers)
    Sharon's Pet Care  (1 mention)
    Madeline, Paws and Claws Sitter  (1 mention)
    Sniffles and Friends Professional Pet Sitting Services  (1 mention)
    Buddy's Girl  (1 mention)
    Pet Pals  (1 mention)
    Bark-in-the-ParkĀ   (1 mention)
    Little Characters Pet Sitting  (1 mention)
    Shawe's Paws  (1 mention)
    Bobbie's Professional Pet Sitting Services  (1 mention)
    questions about Philadelphia:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Philadelphia?
        What is there to do in Philly besides eat cheese steaks?
        Pat's or Geno's: Which has the better cheesesteak?
        Anybody know of great gems in the city I can dine at during my stay?
        Eating out on a budget.

Firefly Music Festival
    pet-friendly hotels around Firefly Music Festival:
        Hampton Inn Dover (Delaware)
        Sheraton Dover Hotel
        Comfort Suites Dover (Delaware)
        Sleep Inn & Suites Dover
        Marriott Residence Inn Dover
        Holiday Inn Dover Downtown
        Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dover
        Days Inn by Wyndham Dover Downtown
        Comfort Inn Dover (Delaware)
        Mainstay Suites Dover

Lewes  (6 answers)
    Never Never Land Kennel/Cattery  (1 mention)
    Cape May - Lewes Ferry  (1 mention)
    Cape Henlopen State Park Beach  (1 mention)
    Savannah Animal Hospital  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly restaurants around Lewes:
        Gilligan's Waterfront Restaurant & Bar
        Cafe Azafran
        Fish On!
        Arena's Cafe

Chincoteague Island  (8 answers)
    pet-friendly restaurants around Chincoteague Island:
        Saigon Village
    questions about Chincoteague Island:
        What highway am I traveling on

Cape Charles (Virginia)  (2 answers)
    Cape Charles Natural Area Preserve  (1 mention)
    Kiptopeke State Park  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly restaurants around Cape Charles (Virginia):
        Cape Charles Brewing Company

Where's the best place to stay in Norfolk?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Norfolk.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Crowne Plaza Norfolk Downtown.

Here are some more pet-friendly hotels people talk about:

Want to research more popular hotels in Norfolk? Click the blue button below.

Where's the best place to eat in Norfolk?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

GoPetFriendly suggests Kincaid's Fish, Chop, & Steak House.

Want to research more popular restaurants in Norfolk? Click the blue button below.

What are some things to do in Norfolk?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on GoPetFriendly:

Annie's Pet Sitting  (1 mention)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Norfolk. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Ellen from asked:
Ships Leaving  (1 answer)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Norfolk.

Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Norfolk to New York City drive with pets, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from New York City to Norfolk. Or get a full New York City to Norfolk flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know New York City well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about New York City!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 363 miles
driving time of 6 hours, 21 minutes
622 New York City travel answers
8 New Brunswick travel answers
122 Philadelphia travel answers
6 Lewes travel answers
8 Chincoteague Island travel answers
2 Cape Charles (Virginia) travel answers
12 Norfolk travel answers


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