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Where to go when Vacationing in Raleigh North Carolina with Your Dog
Dog Friendly Activities
North Carolina Museum of Art
North Carolina Museum of Art is located outside. The museum is in fact a walking trail that will lead you and your dog through a path covered with statues and sculptures, some of them are over 50 feet tall. The unpaved trails through the outdoor museum do not allow dogs, but there are still plenty or areas where you and your dog can view the art.
2110 Blue Ridge Road
Raleigh, NC 27607
The City Market has free live music concerts the first Friday of every moth that are dog friendly. The live music begins at 7PM and ends around 9PM. There are numerous art galleries for people to enjoy, but only if you have someone to leave your dog with they are strictly people only. These galleries offer complimentary glasses of wine and snacks. On First Fridays of every month all of the downtown galleries offer free beverages and treats to all visitors.
220 Wolfe Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
Weaver Street Market
Weaver Street Market is a mom and pop version of Whole Foods. The market offers breakfast, lunch and dinner food bar made with locally-sourced produce and meats. There are plenty of spots to sit and eat by the fountain with you dog. During the summer on some evening there are outdoor movies available for you and your dog to enjoy.
101 East Weaver Street
Raleigh, NC 27510
- Raleigh, North Carolina Pet-Friendly Hotels, Dog-Friendly Restaurants, Dog Parks and Travel Guide
Raleigh North Carolina Pet-Friendly Hotels, Dog-Friendly Restaurants, Dog Parks and Places to take your Pet.
- Dog Friendly Restaurants in Raleigh, NC, US
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Raleigh, North Carolina Restaurant has over 31 Dog friendly businesses and parks with travel maps and descriptions.
- Dog Friendly activities in Downtown Raleigh, NC
Notable Dog Friendly Dining
Vic's is located just south of Moore Square in the quaint pocket of City Market. The serving sizes here are reminiscent of an authentic Italian family
Beat the summer heat by sitting in our lovely shaded garden while enjoying our Italian sodas, old fashioned chocolate malt milkshakes, our Date milksh
Waiters and waitresses will often bring out water bowls for your pup without being asked.
A bit unassuming, the Diner has cafe-style seating streetside, and a back patio with additional dining space and heaters great for a cool evening.
The Players Retreat is the oldest continuously operating tavern between Atlanta and Washington, DC. It opened in 1951. The owners are dog lovers.
The Flying Biscuit Cafe will have your mouth watering with satisfying comfort food and a nice outdoor patio for you and your pup to share.
Chef Wanted With Anne Burrell :French Connection. Vegetarian options only available for brunch.
Kid in a Candy Store: Tricked Out Treats Road Tasted with the Neelys: Tasty Research in Raleigh
Featured in the Food Network Magazine Quesadillas available
Kid in a Candy Store: Brain Freeze Offers cupcakes, pastries, gelato, and numerous alcohol beverages
Happy Trails Farm
Trail Rides: $45. per hour per horse
704 Dogwood Hill Lane Wake Forest, NC 27587
Painted Sunset Farm
Trail Rides are $40/per person per hour. A minimum of 2 riders is required.
7900 Buffaloe Rd. Raleigh, NC 27616
Dead Broke Farm
Trail Rides: $60. per hour per horse
6921 Wildlife Trail, Raleigh, NC 27613
Millbrook Exchange Dog Park
Millbrook Dog Park is located within Millbrook Exchange Park. It has three fenced areas for dogs. The park includes a fenced picnic shelter area where dogs are allowed off leash while their people enjoy their picnics. This park has lighting for nighttime play time. Entrance to this park is free it is open from sunrise to 10 pm.
Carolina Pines Community Dog Park
Carolina Pines Community Dog Park offers two separate fenced play area for off leash play for dogs of all sizes. This park has nice shaded areas and fresh drinking water is provided for pets. Entrance to this park is free it is open from sunrise to sunset.
Oakwood Dog Park
Oakwood Dog Park is open daily from sunrise until sunset. Admission is free. This is a neighborhood based off-leash dog park and it is a great place for a dog to enjoy some off leash time. This park offers fresh water buckets, toys, and friendly owners and dogs aplenty. There are two separate fenced areas for dogs to play in.
Hawthorne Bark Park
Hawthorne Bark Park is a small dog off leash dog park next to an apartment complex. The whole off leash area is about the size of a large swimming pool. This park is open any time and admission is free. The park has some minor agility equipment for small dogs.
Dog Walking Trails
Inspiration Trail is a dog friendly walking trail that is an easy 0.6 mile hike. The trail is located inside of William B Umstead State Park. This is a great hike for smaller dogs as well as dogs who are not great with longer hikes. The trail is limited to foot traffic only so there is no worry about bikes or horses. All dogs must be on a leash that is no longer than six feet.
Sal's Branch Trail
Sal's Branch Trail is also a part of William B Umstead State Park. The trail is about 2.5 miles long. This trail does allow bikes, but the trail is wider so you will not have to worry about a lack of room on the trail for you and your dog.
Hanging Rock State Park
Hanging Rock State Park is about two hours west of the Triangle area. This park is a pure paradise for dogs. When you go you will want to park at the fare end of the parking lot by the visitor center so that you can take the .4 mile trail to Hidden Falls, a small natural waterfall. However if you keep going another .1 of a mile further you will reach Window Falls. Window Falls is a larger waterfall with a wide pool below. You are allowed to splash around in the natural pools and to walk under the waterfalls. There are also big rock formations that can be used as a nature made picnic area.
One to three hour outside of Raleigh North Carolina there are three water parks.
- Wet'n Wild Emerald Pointe
- Great Wolf Lodge Concord-Charlotte