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New York City to Pittsburgh via Scranton

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Pet-friendly stops from New York City to Pittsburgh

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Here's a sample itinerary for a pet-friendly drive from New York City to Pittsburgh with your dog or cat. If you're planning a road trip to Pittsburgh, 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

11:00 am  start in New York City
drive for about 2 hours

1:03 pm  Scranton
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:03 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

4:31 pm  State College
stay overnight at Days Inn State College
leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 4.5 hours
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 Day 2

11:00 am  leave from Days Inn State College
drive for about 51 minutes

11:51 am  Altoona (Pennsylvania)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:51 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

2:16 pm  Ligonier
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:16 pm
drive for about 1 hour

4:28 pm  arrive in Pittsburgh
stay at Hilton Scranton & Conference Center

day 2 driving ≈ 3.5 hours
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What are pet-friendly stops along the way?

Scranton  (7 answers)
    Black Tie N Tails Pet Sitting Service  (1 mention)
    Steamtown National Historic Site  (1 mention)
    Dr. PAWS  (1 mention)
    Scranton Animal Hospital  (1 mention)
    Connell Dog Park  (1 mention)

State College  (2 answers)
    Centre Animal Hospital  (1 mention)
    University Drive Veterinary Hospital  (1 mention)
    Tudek Dog Park  (1 mention)
    Central Pennsylvania Veterinary Emergency  (1 mention)
    Mt. Nittany Veterinary Hospital  (1 mention)
    Animal Medical Hospital  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly hotels around State College:
        Days Inn State College
        Residence Inn State College
        Quality Inn State College
        Super 8 State College

Altoona (Pennsylvania)
    Petco Pet Store - Altoona  (1 mention)
    Canoe Creek State Park  (1 mention)

    Laurel Mountain State Park  (1 mention)
    Linn Run State Park  (1 mention)
    Loyalhanna Veterinary Clinic, Inc.  (1 mention)
    Laurel Summit State Park  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly restaurants around Ligonier:
        Rosalie Jioio's Little Italy

Where's the best place to stay in Pittsburgh?

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 Pittsburgh.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Hilton Scranton & Conference Center.

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

Econo Lodge Scranton  (1 mention)
Quality Inn Dunmore  (1 mention)

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

What are some things to do in Pittsburgh?

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:

Dr. PAWS  (1 mention)
Connell Dog Park  (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 Pittsburgh. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Ida from Durham (New Hampshire) asked:
First timer to Pittsburgh, what should I explore?  (7 answers)

profile  Camille from San Francisco asked:
First time to Pittsburgh, what are things a first time visitor has to do?  (5 answers)

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
What's the best neighborhood in Pittsburgh for a first time visitor?  (5 answers)

profile  Mark from Monroe (Michigan) asked:
Parking spots for a 45' motorcoach in or near downtown Pittsburgh  (4 answers)

profile  Gerald from Brooklyn (New York) asked:
Pittsburgh on a budget?  (4 answers)

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

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 Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh. Or get a full New York City to Pittsburgh 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 404 miles
driving time of 6 hours, 48 minutes
622 New York City travel answers
7 Scranton travel answers
2 State College travel answers
1 Altoona (Pennsylvania) travel answer
1 Ligonier travel answer
50 Pittsburgh travel answers


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