Where Would you take your dog on vacation?

The ‘City of Trees’ of course! Pet Friendly Atlanta GA

Piedmont Park by Clinton Steeds pet friendly atlanta ga
Piedmont Park by Clinton Steeds

What an ideal place to take your companion on vacation.

Imagine waking up in a city and knowing that there are over 350 places you can take your companion for a walk.

There are even places you can let them off the leash to have a good run.

What about a place to stay?

Don’t worry Pet Friendly Atlanta GA has you covered. With over 80 hotels which allow one or more dogs. You will find the perfect place for your stay.

The hotels have friendly staff to welcome you and you companion. They will assist you with anything you need during your stay.

Imagine waking up, opening the curtains and looking out over a city, knowing that the place you are staying in really cares about you and your companion.

The green spaces, the trees, the places to eat, where you and your companion will get a warm welcome.

Let’s have a closer look at what makes up the ‘City of Trees’ Pet Friendly Atlanta GA.

Where to stay in Pet Friendly Atlanta GA

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Atlanta GA at nite overlooking 75/85

If you are driving in from the north down the I75 or I85. You can stay on the outskirts of the city if you wanted access to vast open spaces of the Chattahoochee National Park.

To explore the city then why not come right into the heart and stay in Downtown or Old Fourth Ward.

If you are staying a couple of days to explore the area before moving on to the coast towards Savannah. Why not pause a while at the bottom of the city in Lakewood Heights or Sylvan Hills.

Wherever you stay in Atlanta you will be close to areas suitable for you and your companion to enjoy.

Where to play

With over 350 places for you and you companion to get off the tarmac, you are spoiled for choice.

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chattahooche national park

There are places you must visit while you stay in Pet Friendly Atlanta GA.

To the North

For those who want to stretch their legs why not explore the Chattahoochee river to the north of the city.

You can walk for miles along the river or sit and chill, enjoying the sun sitting in dappled shade until your companion decides they must move on. Oh well, your peace and tranquillity disturbed you decide to walk on some more.

For other walks in the area check out this site.

To the north of the city is Chastain Park, with it’s outdoor amphitheater, pool, golf course, tennis center and horse park. With over 150 acres to explore it is Atlanta’s largest park. The walking trails are dog friendly trails but there is not too much shade. Chastain Park is a favorite with the locals.

In the Heart of the City of Pet Friendly Atlanta GA

Staying in the heart of the city doesn’t mean that you miss out on anything. Get yourself over to Piedmont park, 189 acres of green space in Midtown, and allow your companion a leash free run in the fenced dog areas. There are large and small dog areas so your companion can enjoy mixing with others of their size.

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Main entrance off Piedmont ave Piedmont park Photo By Robert Neff

If you are in the park on Saturday morning take time to wander round the Piedmont Park Green market. Where you will find locally made foods and artisan goods.

While in the Park you can pass the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. Unfortunately your companion isn’t allowed in but you may catch a glimpse of the garden’s exhibits.

Continuing round the park you will come across Lake Clara Meer. Which if it is a still day will give you perfect mirror to see reflections on Atlanta’s skyline.

Take your time as you stroll back to sit in the meadow and watch others playing Frisbee and soaking up the sunshine.

Maybe think about a guided tour of the old and valuable tree collection within the park. Meet at the market at 11 am for the free guided tour. See if you can spot all 115 different varieties of tree, that’ll keep your companion busy!

For a self guided tour, if you are not there on Saturday. Why not download the pdf and take in the park at your own pace.

If you are around in October – try to get in on the Splish Splash Doggie Bash.  Where the dogs are allowed into the pool at the end of the season.

To the West of the City

To the west of the city, why not enjoy a stroll in the Cascade Springs Nature Preserve. 120 acres of green space with a wide network of trails and tumbling waterfalls. If you are lucky you might catch a glimpse of deer or a turtle. The battle of Utoy Creek was fought here in the Civil War. You can still see the evidence of earthworks dug as defense while you walk along the trail.

Check out the path foundation site for more walks within the Atlanta area.

A Little Bit of History

If you are interested in the history of Atlanta. Go on a guided walking tour with the Atlanta Preservation Society.

Your companion will be welcome on most of the tours including Druid Hills, SoNo Midtown Commercial District, Inman Park and Sweet Auburn. There are two tours where dogs are not permitted, LP. Grant Mansion tour and the Historic Downtown Tour.

You must clean up after your companion, and when the tour enters a building you and your companion must remain outside.

Walk in the Footsteps of the Olympians

In 1996 Atlanta hosted the summer Olympic games. Have a stroll around the Centennial Olympic Park. Within its 21 acres you will find the Fountain of rings.  An extravaganza where water and light dance to music played four times daily. Check out the times it plays here.

Look down at the pavement where you will see messages or names from people who bought each of the 500,000 bricks.

Download the audio tour to your smart phone to play as you wander with your companion around the park.

There is so much to see and do in pet friendly Atlanta GA you may be tempted to extend your stay.

Where to eat in pet friendly Atlanta GA?

If you have been out and your companion is covered in mud. Book them in at perk n pooch for a bit of pampering. You get the coffee and your companion gets the pampering. One of the experienced staff can carry out the pampering or you can do this yourself. Then the staff can clean up afterwards.

There are over 300 pet friendly restaurants in Atlanta. So choosing where you will eat will not be a problem.

If you want your companion to have a run around while you take it easy head on over to Parkground. With an off leash area and cafe you both win.

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Park Tavern on Piedmont Park

When you have finished walking around Piedmont Park, why not head over to Park Tavern, there are over 50 outdoor tables that are dog friendly.

Fancy going continental – try French cuisine at Bistro Atmosphere, Atlanta’s best French restaurant.

For a more casual eatery American style, try Vickery’s Glenwood Park for a southern and Caribbean fused menu with dog friendly outdoor seating.

Or the Graveyard Tavern, don’t let the name put you off, try the buffalo chicken nachos with any of the 20 housemade sauces.

Atlanta has Italian, Mexican, Seafood and Vegetarian dog friendly restaurants.

So you can see from this small taste what Pet Friendly Atlanta GA has to offer. Whatever time you take have stay it will pet friendly atlanta : dog and treenot be long enough and you will want to come back for more.

Why not book your hotel now and look forward to taking your companion to the ‘City of Trees’ Pet Friendly Atlanta GA.