Debating whether to leave or bring my dog with me on an upcoming trip to Chicago. How pet-friendly is the city when it comes to hotels and restaurants? Are there a lot of dog parks in the city I could take her?
Super Pet Friendly, My wife and I traveled to Chi town with a new lab puppy and easily found several pet motels and daycares with a simple search, we ended up settling on a really modern and clean pet hotel, sorry though don't remember the name.
The city has 21 dog parks. Just visit the Chicago Park District's website for locations. As for restaurants, many allow dogs on their patios, but with the weather getting cold, most close their patios. I'm not sure about hotels, since I live here. Have a great trip!
Unfortunately, I don't think Chicago is a very pet friendly city. I can't think of a single downtown restaurant that will accomodate pets. Of course, I could be wrong, but my advice would be to leave your pets at home.