5 Places to Go with Your Dog in Redmond, Washington
Redmond, Washington is located 16 miles east of Seattle. It is home to a myriad of tech companies including Microsoft and Nintendo of America. Redmond calls itself the “Bicycle Capital of the Northwest.” It is also a very dog friendly place.
There are many places to go and explore with your dog when you're in Redmond. The following 5 places are dog-friendly highlights.
Marymoor's Off Leash Area
1. Marymoor Park Off-Leash Dog Area
Marymoor park is like Disneyland for dogs. This 40 acre off leash park contains meandering walking paths, fields to play in, and a river too. There are multiple spots along the river for your dog to get in and play or just cool off after a good romp.
Over 800,000 people visit the Marymoor park off-leash area each year. It's a great place to meet other dog enthusiasts and their pets – or just to sit back and watch the dogs play. Clean up bags are provided for your dog and there are also port-a-potties at the park too. Parking is readily available and costs only $1. The park is maintained by S.O.D.A. (Save Our Dog Area).
Dogs Playing in the River
Eastside Dog In Redmond Town Center
2. Redmond Town Center
Redmond Town Center is a two-story outdoor mall in Redmond. The mall features a wide variety of specialty and chain stores. There is also a great fountain that's fun for paws to play in. Redmond Town Center welcomes leashed dogs in all its exterior areas.
Eastside Dog is a specialty pet store located in Redmond Town Center. You are more than welcome to bring your dog with you when you go into the store. Eastside dog prides itself in having a lot of healthy food options available to purchase as well as everything else you might need for your best friend.
Beer, Burgers, and Doggos!
3. The Tipsy Cow
The Tipsy Cow burger bar receives five bones from BringFido. It has a four owl rating on TripAdvisor. The Seattle times gave the restaurant three stars.
The Tipsy Cow features a truly wide variety of burgers and sides such as the Notorious P.I.G. which includes braised pork, sweet 'n tangy BBQ sauce, baby kale, and pickled red peppers and a snack called Maple Bacon which is simply brew battered and fried maple glazed all natural bacon. The restaurant is also known for its extensive beer list.
The Tipsy Cow has a small shaded patio where dogs can sit and relax with their owners while they eat. Wait staff at the Tipsy Cow will even bring your canine friend her own bowl of water to sip while you enjoy your meal.
Sammamish River Trail Wildlife
4. The Sammamish River Trail
This lovely trail is for on leash walks with your dog. The trail goes along the river that connects Lake Sammamish to Lake Washington. The path is paved. There is a soft-surface path running parallel to the paved area so if your dog has sensitive paws you can use that – just be sure to keep your eyes open for passing equestrians.
The Sammamish River Trail is a tranquil spot. It has lovely views of the river all along the way. You can also see the foothills of the Cascade mountains and enjoy large sections of wooded trail. Dogs will appreciate the many animal scents along the path too.
A Dog Friendly Restaurant
5. Stone House Restaurant
The Stone House restaurant is located in the old Wiley House. This Craftsman-style bungalow was built 100 years ago and is loaded with charm. Dogs are welcome on the restaurant's patio. The Stone House is popular and you can't make a reservation for the patio area so be sure to arrive early with your pet to make sure you can get a table.
The restaurant's menu features much locally sourced food. Meals are classic with a Pacific Northwest nod. Your dog may thank you if you share the roasted marrow bones with herb salad, marmalade and toast or other seasonal fare. The Stone House is open Tuesday-Saturday for lunch and dinner. Menu items range from $11-30 each.
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