With a thriving live music scene, unbeatable cuisine and more outdoor adventures than you can shake a stick at, Austin really does have something for everyone. It also ranked fourth in a recent study of the most pet-friendly cities in America by WalletHub. But when it came to most dog-friendly restaurants and hotels per capita, it came out on top. You’ll find plenty of things to do with your dog in Austin, Texas.
This popular dog park offers 17.5 acres of off-leash fun for your dog. This park is a doggy wonderland! There are no attractions on offer for humans here, no play parks, no basketball courts, no coffee shops. Although there are dog poo bins! There are no fences on the island as the surrounding water means that escape isn’t possible! The perfect place for your pooch to cool off on a hot day! However, the shoreline isn’t a sandy beach, it’s a rocky shore so consider sensible footwear for getting near the water.
If you’re in need of some retail therapy, The Domain is about as dog-friendly as they come. With some big retail names like Tiffany’s and Louis Vuitton, it’s a lovely place to shop. It has multiple dog poo bins dotted around and several outdoor grassy areas to exercise your dog. Nearly all of the shops are dog-friendly and will offer your pup some water too.
With two locations in the city, Austin Eastciders is a great place to quench your thirst. Started by Bristolian expat Ed Gibson, this ciders uses European apples blended with Pacific Northwest apples and Texan honey to make it’s gluten-free, kosher ciders. Dogs are welcome to join you as you sip a cold one out on the patio. They even support local organisations by hosting pet adoptions through their ‘Austin Eastcider Cares’ program.
If hiking is your thing, the Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail is a moderate 22km hike with waterfalls and swimming spots. There are lots of different access points although the trail head is considered to start near Barton Springs Pool in Zilker Park. Leashed dogs are permitted on the trail.
Located in Wood Creek, Austin Terrier is a family-friendly restaurant which allows dogs on the patio. Offering soups, salads, burgers, pizzas & sandwiches, you’re bound to find something to eat on the menu. A lot of the sandwiches are even named after dogs, like the Buster, Buddy and Scottie. The restaurant provides free dog treats and bowls of water for your pup too.
So whatever you enjoy doing, you’re bound to find plenty of things to do with your dog in Austin, Texas.
Fri Aug 6 2021