Activities Near Pet-Friendly Hotels in Charlotte, NC
Charlotte, North Carolina, hotels know travel is better with our canine friends and other pets, and Charlotte area hotels are increasingly pet-friendly. There are plenty of open arms for pets at Charlotte's outdoor and indoor attractions, too.
First, if Fido needs to stretch his legs and/or take care of other business, Mecklenburg County (Charlotte is the county seat) operates more than 150 parks and recreational facilities countywide suitable for walking dogs on leashes. But, you might like to specifically check out Davie Dog Park within William R. Davie District Park at 4635 Pineville-Matthews Road, where five acres are set aside for dogs to run and play off-leash; or Frazier Dog Park at 1201 W. Fourth St. Ext., which offers 1.3 acres for pooches to play.
The Charlotte area is also home to Crowders Mountain State Park, which has more than 20 miles of trails of all levels of difficulty. The U.S. National Whitewater Center also welcomes dogs to its more than 40 miles of trails, though not onto rafts or in the park's waters.
When it comes to just getting out to enjoy Charlotte, four-legged friends are often welcomed. Charlotte is known for being an especially dog-friendly city, in fact. If you don't see the place where you're looking to wag your tail listed as pet-friendly here, call them and ask; they may very well be happy to see you both.
You can't go wrong expecting a place like Charlotte's The Dog Bar to be pet-friendly. The owners say it's similar to a dog park, where dogs are off leash in a safe fenced-in environment — which just happens to also include live music and an extensive list of beer, liquor, and several wines. Dogs should be well-behaved off leash, spayed or neutered, and up to date on vaccinations.
The Dog Bar is at 3307 N Davidson Street in Charlotte's NoDa neighborhood, which is pretty pet-friendly overall. Even NoDa's Smelly Cat Coffeehouse welcomes dogs.
Other Charlotte watering holes known as pet-friendly include NoDa Brewing Company North End at 2921 N Tryon Street; Triple C Brewing Co. at 290 Griffith Street; Sycamore Brewing at 2161 Hawkins Street; Starbucks at 6432 Rea Road; and Ed's Tavern at 2200 Park Road, among others.
And let us not overlook Mac Tabby, a "cat café” where, in addition serving drinks like coffee, kombucha and tea, they offer up to 12 adoptable cats for guests to play with. Mac Tabby, at 1132 Caldwell Street in Charlotte, charges by the hour for cuddling with the kitties and recommends reservations.
You say Spot is more of a shopper than a sipper? The two of you might enjoy perusing pet-friendly Sleepy Poet Antique Mall's 60,000 square feet of antique and vintage home décor, jewelry and clothing at 4450 South Boulevard. Family owned and operated Blackhawk Hardware at Charlotte's Park Road Shopping Center welcomes DIYers and doggies to browse their remodeling, gardening, project and gift sections. Nearby, Park Road Books at 4139 Park Road, welcomes pups, too.
If you regularly travel with your dog, you probably know that Nieman Marcus is well-known for its dog-friendly attitude, as well as its upscale dog accessories. Nieman Marcus in Charlotte is at SouthPark Mall, where the policy is that pets in strollers or that can be carried are allowed.
So, once again, check with the establishment you plan to patronize before heading out with your dog from your pet-friendly Charlotte, NC, hotel.