So I’ve convinced you to travel to Atlanta with your dog and now you’re wondering what you’re actually going to be able to do now that you’re there – well I have a few suggestions…
WHERE TO GO | get out and go for a walk by exploring some local parks
1. Piedmont Park – located between Midtown and Virginia Highlands, the park boasts the famous skyline view of downtown Atlanta and has a large enclosed dog park that is divided into both small and large dog play areas. Dog park has fountains and water for dogs, sticks and plenty of space to run wild
2. Centennial Olympic Park – this 21-acre park located in downtown as a little for everyone, with the fountain of rings and enough green space to satisfy any picky pet
3. Atlanta Belt Line – a great place to explore with or without your pet, the former railway corridor (some parts still under construction) runs around the core of Atlanta combining rail, trail, greenspace, housing and art in 22-miles of historic railroad
WHERE TO EAT
1. Joe’s on Juniper – our favourite place in Midtown and probably all of Atlanta to sit and have a meal with the dog. We’ve yet to visit when the patio wasn’t always busy and lively, the food and drinks outside under the cover of trees are well welcomed after a day at the dog park
2. Buckhead Saloon – we haven’t personally tried this place but the reviews speak for themselves really so I have no problem suggesting it. I love when I hear dogs are welcomed and treated well at restaurants and when your pet is given water and snacks without question that’s a win for me
3. Midtown Tavern – we stumbled upon this place our first time in Midtown and we keep going back. It was a boiling day and we were invited inside as the patio had no cover and even better they asked if we’d like a little boiled chicken for Kendall! I’m sure she’d vote this place the best in Atlanta hands down
WHERE TO STAY | as if you didn’t already know the only possible recommendation I could give is Renaissance Atlanta Midtown. They’re both unbelievably pet friendly and pampering for all. Don’t believe me, just check out my review from our last stay – bonus, if you want to give your dog a break from the heat inside there’s plenty of sights for you too!
PEOPLE ONLY EVENTS |
1. Atlanta Zoo – with one of only four zoos in the US currently housing giant pandas this is a must see and if you’re looking for something unique, you can book ahead to MEET their ELEPHANTS, feeding included insert my freak out here
2. Georgia Aquarium – this is perfect for kids or those that love to get lost and be in awe because as the largest aquarium in the Western Hemisphere it’s no quick trip to the aquarium while in Atlanta and is the perfect activity on a rainy day
3. SkyView Atlanta – located near Centennial Olympic Park, you can take in the sights of Atlanta from the sky on this beautifully coloured Ferris wheel towering nearly 20 stories above the park
4. Atlanta Botanical Gardens – who doesn’t love a slow walk around a beautiful garden hand in hand with someone you love? It’s important to note, the gardens are closed Monday’s so plan accordingly.
Are you from Atlanta or visit often, what other activities are dog friendly or a can’t miss for us humans when our dogs are resting up after the park?