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Newark (New Jersey) to Ocean City (Maryland) drive with pets

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  Newark (New Jersey)
 Princeton (New Jersey)
 Wilmington (Delaware)
 Firefly Music Festival
 Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge
   Ocean City (Maryland) 
driving   /   1 day   /   pets   /   no RV


Pet-friendly stops from Newark (New Jersey) to Ocean City (Maryland)

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Here's a sample itinerary for a pet-friendly drive from Newark (New Jersey) to Ocean City (Maryland) with your dog or cat. If you're planning a road trip to Ocean City (Maryland), 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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9:00 am  start in Newark (New Jersey)
drive for about 1 hour

10:04 am  Princeton (New Jersey)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:04 am
drive for about 58 minutes

12:02 pm  Philadelphia
stay for about 1.5 hours
and leave at 1:17 pm
drive for about 35 minutes

1:53 pm  Wilmington (Delaware)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:53 pm
drive for about 54 minutes

3:47 pm  Firefly Music Festival
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:47 pm
drive for about 41 minutes

5:28 pm  Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:28 pm
drive for about 54 minutes

7:23 pm  arrive in Ocean City (Maryland)
stay at Sea Breeze Inn

driving ≈ 5 hours

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What are pet-friendly stops along the way?

Princeton (New Jersey)  (7 answers)
    Morven Museum & Garden  (1 mention)
    A Dog's Mate  (1 mention)
    Alternative Pet Care Services,LLC  (1 mention)
    Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve Trail  (1 mention)
    Princeton University Campus  (1 mention)
    Princeton Battlefield State Park  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly hotels around Princeton (New Jersey):
        Nassau Inn
        Courtyard by Marriott Princeton
        Chauncey Hotel Princeton (New Jersey)
        The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village
    questions about Princeton (New Jersey):
        What is your favorite restaurant in Princeton (New Jersey)?
        What's the best neighborhood in Princeton (New Jersey) for a first time visitor?

Philadelphia  (119 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)
    pet-friendly hotels around Philadelphia:
        Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia
    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.

Wilmington (Delaware)  (7 answers)
    Precious Pet Care  (1 mention)
    Brandywine Park Off-leash Area  (1 mention)
    The Shipyard Shops  (1 mention)
    Trolley Square Shopping Center  (1 mention)
    Rockford Park Off-leash Area  (1 mention)
    Alapocas Run State Park  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly restaurants around Wilmington (Delaware):
        Catherine Rooney's
    pet-friendly hotels around Wilmington (Delaware):
        Marriot Residences at Rodney Square
        Hotel du Pont Wilmington (Delaware)
        Sheraton Suites Wilmington

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

Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge
    pet-friendly restaurants around Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge:
        Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
    pet-friendly hotels around Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge:
        Tall Pines

Where's the best place to stay in Ocean City (Maryland)?

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 Ocean City (Maryland).

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Sea Breeze Inn.

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

Barefoot Mailman  (1 mention)
Seaport 79 Complex  (1 mention)
Frontier Town  (1 mention)

What are some things to do in Ocean City (Maryland)?

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:

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!

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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 Ocean City (Maryland) to Newark (New Jersey) drive with pets, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Newark (New Jersey)? Try searching for places within 4 hours of Newark (New Jersey).

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Newark (New Jersey) to Ocean City (Maryland). Or get a full Newark (New Jersey) to Ocean City (Maryland) 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 Newark (New Jersey) well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Newark (New Jersey)!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 229 miles
driving time of 3 hours, 52 minutes
21 Newark (New Jersey) travel answers
7 Princeton (New Jersey) travel answers
119 Philadelphia travel answers
7 Wilmington (Delaware) travel answers
8 Ocean City (Maryland) travel answers


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