Now is the best time to take your pets and find new places to explore! The pet friendly options in today’s world are widespread, and there are many that will not only meet your needs but will also go above and beyond to meet your pet’s needs. This hospitality can make your travels go more smoothly and make them much more fun!
One of our top picks for places that you and your pet should visit is Key West, Florida -- based on how the city caters to pets’ and pet parents’ needs. It’s a one-of-a-kind destination to visit that offers many pet friendly choices for accommodations, as well as eateries and local places to visit. So, if you’re looking for a super pet friendly spot for your weekend getaway, consider Key West!
Some consider Key West to be a slice of doggie heaven. It’s a great place for you and your four-legged friend to go on your next vacation. Whether strolling down the renowned Duval Street or watching the Mallory Square sunsets, Key West has multiple pet friendly places to visit. There are numerous pet friendly eateries and bars, like the Island Dogs Bar where you and your pooch can kick back and relax while enjoying live music. Also, there’s El Meson de Pepe, which is known for its delicious traditional Cuban food and amazing hospitality.
You will also find many pet friendly hotels and resorts, and even options such as Key West Sailing Adventures, where you can stay on a two-bedroom sailboat! Plus, don’t forget about the Key West Beaches. Your pups can run free on Key West Dog Beach, and they can even come along in the waters if you choose to go fishing, kayaking, snorkeling or dolphin-watching.
There are many museums and gardens that offer pet friendly things to do, so you and your pet can look into the historical and cultural atmosphere that surrounds Key West.
There’s Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum, Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden, and Nancy Forrester's Secret Garden. On a rainy day, you and your pooch can check out the pet friendly aquarium or the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, which acts as a home to 50 polydactyl cats (so be sure your dog is leashed).
Before leaving Key West, you and your pup have to visit Mallory Square. Famous for its nightly gatherings to watch the sunset, Mallory Square is chock-full of restaurants, shops, exhibits, artists and unique acts.
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