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Every Dog Has Its Day in Atlanta: Here’s Where to Take Your Pet

Training your pup can be hard—but traveling with them has gotten a lot easier with the increase in pet-friendly restaurants, hotels and other amenities. In Atlanta, you’ll find a range of great spots to practice sit, fetch and sleep with your four-legged companion.

Dine With Your Dog

Inman Park is one of Atlanta’s most walkable neighborhoods, with many pet-friendly shops and restaurants. Barcelona Wine Bar, with generous outdoor seating, a swanky patio space (complete with fire pit) and a full menu of tapas, is just one great stop among many in this happening neighborhood.

Want to sit somewhere else? Visit these dog-friendly restaurants in other neighborhoods:

Midtown: Henry’s Midtown Tavern is a gastropub named after the owner’s dog with an expansive outdoor deck.

Downtown: ParkGrounds coffee shop offers specialty coffee drinks and breakfast served all day.

Old Fourth Ward (on The Beltline): Ladybird Grove and Mess Hall feature shareable sized, elevated “campfire cuisine.”

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The more the merrier. (Photo: Getty Images)

Perfect for a Walk

For a great walk in Midtown, check out The Beltline. Originally a railway corridor that still runs through the heart of Atlanta, The Beltline is a redeveloped multi-use trail that links together all the major parks and neighborhoods. Perfect for taking your dog on a walk (or roller-blade, or bike ride), the trail on The Beltline offer interactive art and, not to mention, the best views of the city.

If time allows, go play in these other local hotspots on your tour of the ATL:

Midtown: Known as the “Heart of the Arts,” Midtown is home to multiple theaters and many of Atlanta’s popular festivals.

Buckhead: Take your pick of chic shopping or decadent dining in The Beverly Hills of the South.

Little Five Points: Renowned for its alternative culture, this neighborhood is often described as a local version of San Francisco’s famed Haight-Ashbury district.

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Vacations are more fun with a pup. (Photo: Getty Images)

Playtime Is the Best Time

Grab your leash and explore the great outdoors of Atlanta. With so many parks and nature centers to choose from there is plenty of opportunity to bring your pup, and let them go play.

If city sights are your style, take a short walk to Piedmont Park, known asAtlanta’s answer to New York City’s Central Park. With 360 degree views of the city skyline, the photo ops for you and your dog are endless.

Olympic structures still stand on display at Centennial Olympic Park, located in the heart of the city. The park is the perfect spot for fall leaf peeping and picnicking, or watching live music and public art.

Play fetch at any one of these other area parks:

Johns Creek: Newtown Dream Dog Park is a short drive outside the city featuring artificial turf and unique play obstacles.

Sandy Springs: North of the city is Chattahoochee River National Recreational Area offering many hiking trails and rafting.

Lakewood Heights: South Bend Dog Park is across from Aaron’s Amphitheatre and offers plenty of climbing rocks and a nice view from its hilltop location.

Your Pup’s Welcome Here

When you’re ready for a good night’s sleep, bring your pooch. Our Atlanta hotels offer some of the most unique pet experiences you’ll find when traveling.

The three W Hotels of Atlanta for example have a P.A.W. Program (Pets Are Welcome), where a custom bed, turndown treat, and pet toy are just a few of the amenities available for request. Make sure to check out their dog-walking service.

Relaxation, location and a Westin Heavenly® Bed you don’t have to share? Lay down at either our Buckhead or Downtown Atlanta Westin locations and you’ll find all the essentials (plus a little more). Your guest room comes complete with a Westin Heavenly® Dog Bed, pet welcome kit and food bowls with a mat.Packing for your pet just got easier.