Tired of the "same 'ol same 'ol" with your pooch? Looking for a unique adventure that you and your best bud can enjoy together? There are plenty of pet friendly day trip opportunities across the country that most pet parents never even dreamed they could enjoy with their pup.
Here are some suggestions for unique day trips that your pooch will enjoy as much as you do.
1. Sedona Red Rock Adventures | Sedona, AZ
Sedona Red Rock Adventures is a pet friendly tour company, where you and your four-legged friend can explore the red rocks of Sedona together. All tours are dog friendly, and your guide may also bring along Summit, the company guide dog. Tours are private and personalized to meet the dynamics of your group. They offer a variety of interesting tours, including backpacking and camping trips, visits to local Indian ruin sites, area winery tours and Grand Canyon excursions. You don't have to stay in Sedona, either; the company offers tours extending as far as Jerome and Page Springs. After your adventure, you and your pup can grab a bite to eat at a pet friendly restaurant like Rene at Tlaquepaque in Sedona.
2. Petersburg National Battlefield | Petersburg, VA
Learn about part of Virginia's history at Petersburg National Battlefield, the site of the historic nine-and-a-half-month Civil War siege in Petersburg. The park has a 33-mile route that includes 13 different sites you can explore, and there are several live history demonstrations throughout the year. After your history lesson, stop in nearby Richmond to grab a meal or a brew with your pup at one of the many pet friendly restaurants including Acacia, as well as breweries that welcome dogs such as Legend Brewing Company.
3. Carolina History & Haunts | Charlotte, NC
Explore the spooky side of Charlotte with your pooch and learn about the local history and haunts during this pet friendly 75-minute guided tour. Enjoy a brew with your pup after your tour with Carolina History & Haunts at The Dog Bar, or partake in one the area's pet friendly dining options such as The Flying Saucer and Mellow Mushroom.
4. Gettysburg National Military Park | Gettysburg, PA
Stroll around the historic lands of Gettysburg National Military Park with your four-legged companion. Dogs are welcome on the grounds, excluding cemeteries. Soak up all the history and enjoy the day with your pooch learning about the famous battles. Afterward, share an ice cream at Bruster's Real Ice Cream in Gettysburg at their outdoor seating area.
5. Centennial Olympic Park | Atlanta, GA
The Centennial Olympic Park in downtown Atlanta is sure to please you and your dog. This 21-acre park features popular music concerts during the summer, a Fountain of Rings, and an annual fireworks show and concert on Independence Day. Poop bags are available in the park, but be aware that pets must be leashed at all times. As soon as your pooch is tuckered out, have a bite to eat on the patio at Joe's on Juniper, which is a short 11-minute drive.
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