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New York City to Richmond drive with pets

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Pet-friendly stops from New York City to Richmond

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Here's a sample itinerary for a pet-friendly drive from New York City to Richmond with your dog or cat. If you're planning a road trip to Richmond, you can research locations to stop along the way. 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
eat at Kensington Quarters
stay for about 2.5 hours and leave at 3:28 pm
drive for about 1 hour

4:43 pm  Aberdeen (Maryland)
stay overnight at Super 8 Aberdeen
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 3 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Super 8 Aberdeen
drive for about 40 minutes

10:40 am  Baltimore
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 11:40 am
drive for about 58 minutes

12:39 pm  Washington, DC
eat at Wet Dog Tavern
stay for about 2 hours and leave at 2:39 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

4:20 pm  Kings Dominion
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 5:20 pm
drive for about 35 minutes

5:54 pm  arrive in Richmond
eat at Can Can Brasserie

day 2 driving ≈ 4 hours

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Enter a city to drive through on the way from New York City to Richmond.

Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is New York, New York.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.

How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.

What are pet-friendly stops along the way?

New Brunswick  (8 answers)
    Donaldson Dog Park  (1 mention)
    Park Veterinary Clinic  (1 mention)
    Pet Care By Susan  (1 mention)
    Pinky's CatWatch  (1 mention)
    Raritan Animal Hospital  (1 mention)
    Regal Pet Care  (1 mention)
    The Rutgers Gardens  (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  (102 answers)
    pet-friendly restaurants around Philadelphia:
        Kensington Quarters
        A Full Plate
        One Shot Coffee
        Bar Ferdinand
        Sonata Restaurant
        Swift Half Pub
        Darling's Diner
    questions about Philadelphia:
        What is there to do in Philly besides eat cheese steaks?
        Pat's or Geno's: Which has the better cheesesteak?
        What is your favorite restaurant in Philadelphia?
        Anybody know of great gems in the city I can dine at during my stay?
        Eating out on a budget.
Aberdeen (Maryland)  (2 answers)
    pet-friendly restaurants around Aberdeen (Maryland):
        Bill Bateman's Bistro
    pet-friendly hotels around Aberdeen (Maryland):
        Super 8 Aberdeen
        Holiday Inn Aberdeen - Chesapeake House
        Red Roof Inn - Aberdeen
        Clarion Hotel Aberdeen
        Travelodge Aberdeen Hotel
        Residence Inn Aberdeen at Ripken Stadium
        Extended Stay America Hotel Baltimore Bel Air
        Candlewood Suites Aberdeen-Edgewood-Bel Air
        Super 8 Motel Aberdeen Havre de Grace
    questions about Aberdeen (Maryland):
        Where is a safe place to spend the night
Baltimore  (50 answers)
    Charm City Meadworks  (1 mention)
    Pretentious Pooch  (1 mention)
    The Dog Chef Cafe  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly restaurants around Baltimore:
        On the Hill Cafe
        City Cafe
        Rocket to Venus
        Grand Cru
    questions about Baltimore:
        Best place to get seafood and crab cakes in Baltimore?
        Authentic, non-chain restaurant for dinner with a child (with a well-refined palate) near the Inner Harbor?
        Family-friendly seafood restaurant
        Best free things to do in Baltimore?
        Best sports bars to watch football?
Washington, DC  (166 answers)
    Pampered Paws Pet Sitting  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly restaurants around Washington, DC:
        Wet Dog Tavern
        El Tio
        Right Proper Brewing Company
        Adams Mill Bar & Grill
        Dacha Beer Garden
    questions about Washington, DC:
        Best hotel near museums
        Fun free things to do in D.C.?
        Getting from Union Station to National Mall?
        How to make the most of three days in DC
        Best of the Smithsonian?
Kings Dominion  (2 mentions)

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Richmond, Virginia.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.

Where's the best place to eat in Richmond?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

GoPetFriendly suggests Can Can Brasserie.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Weezie's Kitchen  (1 mention)
Acacia Midtown  (1 mention)
Acacia Restaurant  (1 mention)

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

What are some things to do in Richmond?

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:

Pet Pleasers, Inc.  (1 mention)
All-Star Pet Team  (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 Richmond. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Natalia from asked:
What is there to do in Richmond?  (4 answers)

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Richmond?  (4 answers)

profile  James from Maryland asked:
Nightlife in Richmond & hotels?  (3 answers)

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

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 Richmond 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 Richmond. Or get a full New York City to Richmond 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!

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 338 miles
driving time of 5 hours, 22 minutes
589 New York City travel answers
8 New Brunswick travel answers
102 Philadelphia travel answers
2 Aberdeen (Maryland) travel answers
50 Baltimore travel answers
166 Washington, DC travel answers
9 Richmond travel answers

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