The weather is getting a little warmer and spring is the air! (Whether your allergies like it or not…) With a nice sunny day, you don’t want to leave your pup behind. Soak up some sun, get in a run or brunch the day away – all with your fur babies by your side. Arlington has plenty of dog-friendly spots you both can enjoy. Take them with you on your next trip from parks and restaurants to pampering just for them. After all, they deserve some R&R, too. Check out our round up of pet-friendly spots in Arlington:

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Fetch, catch and more!

Whether you want long hiking trails or spots for your dog to meet a new friend, Arlington Parks and Recreation has a little bit of everything. Plus, there’s plenty of room to social distance! If you have a thing for geology, you’ve got to add Crystal Canyon Natural Area to your list. Hike around unspoiled nature and just make sure to keep your pups on a leash. Pro tip: Hydrate! Bring water for you and your dog.

River Legacy is another great option for trails and nature sight-seeing. Bring a leash and remember to come back another day to visit their Living Science Center! Meet some new four-legged friends at Tails N’ Trails Dog Park! This off-leash dog park is fully fenced and has open and wooded sections. Plus – there’s even a special small dog area.

Treat your pup…

We all love our pets, so spoiling them a little more never hurts… Dog parents, consider yourself warned. Don’t expect to go in Three Dog Bakery and leave empty handed. They have fresh-baked treats, a wide assortment of regular dog food and adorable canine merch from t-shirts to home décor. For other products for your pup, check out Petmate. You can find their items in stores like Walmart and PetCo. With a warehouse and headquarters in Arlington, Petmate supports local jobs!

Photo of dog and plate of food at Lazy Dog Restaurant

Photo from Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar Facebook page / @swiss_mister_oda

Dine with your dog –

Grease Monkey and Beers and Brats are two popular spots for a canine plus one. Their patios are perfect for some fresh air, a beer and your best friend (both two-legged and four!). If you want to really wine and dine your furry friends, Lazy Dog is a must. The dog-friendly restaurant serves tasty comfort food, but what seals the deal is their dog menu. Your pup will never go back after they get a bite of the good life!

Vacay or staycation at our Pet-Friendly hotels!

Life is too short not to vacation with your dog! Take them on an Arlington getaway (or staycation) and get some R&R. There are several dog-friendly hotels throughout the city, but the Entertainment District will keep you close to the action. Live! By Loews, Sheraton Arlington Hotel and La Quinta Inn & Suites Arlington North are less than five miles from Six Flags Over Texas, AT&T Stadium and Globe Life Field.

You can see all of our Pet-Friendly hotels here! There’s plenty of options around Arlington. (For each listing, click the hotel and scroll under “Amenities” then click “hotel.”)


Check out more patio spots

Urban Union is another great dog-friendly area!