Tampa Named A Best Dog-Friendly Vacation Spot
Most would agree, your dog is part of the family. So then, shouldn’t dogs come along on your family trip? PlanetWare thinks so, and recently, they named Tampa among the best spots for dog-friendly vacations.
“To see the look of contentment as they traverse hills with their tails wagging, run off-leash on a pristine beach with their ears flopping, or savor the last bits of ice cream at a roadside shop is worth every moment spent planning your dog-friendly vacation,” PlanetWare states.
Florida is fortunate to have many enjoyable outdoor locations that are great for taking trips, and have dog-friendly accommodations.
Here Is Why Tampa Is A Great Pet-Friendly Vacation Destination
There are plenty of beach space areas to bring any dog that loves to splash in the water. Picnic Island Beach Dog Park is among the main attractions, as dogs can be off-leash here. “Picnic Island Beach Dog Park offers the best of both worlds for pups that like to socialize,” PlanetWare explains.
Travel sites like Hotels.com now have features that allow you to search “pet-friendly” accommodations. In addition, TripAdvisor has pages full of hotels in the Tampa area that allow dogs. They suggest Ybor’s Hotel Haya as the top choice. “We have treats, beds and bowls waiting for your four-legged friends,” Hotel Haya says.
Other fun dog-friendly spots around Tampa include a stroll along the Riverwalk and more swimming at Davis Island Dog Beach. Furthermore, Two Shepherd’s Taproom is the largest dog bar in Tampa. This indoor and outdoor dog park allows you to enjoy some craft beer while your dogs indulge in a “breed meetup.”
Any dog-friendly vacation in Tampa would not be complete without ice cream. Favorites like Bo’s Ice Cream in Seminole Heights even offer a dog bowl of ice cream that can be topped with little dog bones.